Westmoreland, Tennessee Speed Traps
Highway 231 / 31E entering the town of Westmoreland (population approx 2000). Speed limit rapidly drops from 55 to 45 to 30mph. 30mph speed limit “feels” incredibly slow given the sparse traffic, good visibility, and straight wide road. Police cars, some unmarked, are regularly patrolling the area (again – this is a small town of about 2000). Today, on Christmas Day, I saw someone pulled over by an unmarked police car – I think it was a Black Mustang. My general feeling is there’s very little danger of driving faster than 30mph and you have to concentrate (even hit your brakes) to not go faster than 30mph in this are. I find it likely they take advantage of the geography to ticket unwary out-of-town travelers to raise city funds.
Speed limit changes from 55 to 40 to 30 in less than 200 Fort The signs are no warning signs that state the speed limit will change.
For a tiny township,there are a vast number of unmarked cars in every color imaginable.The speed is 30 MPH in an area you would naturally want to do at least 45 MPH.Be very wary of this little burg and travel the posted limits.
Traveling along this road you will encounter numerous Sumner/Macon County Deputies as well as the occasion Macon/Sumner State Trooper. Also if passing thru Portland be on the lookout if you’re heading to onramp at I65 or passin thru on way to KY. Peace out and safe Traveling :0)