Athens, Texas Speed Traps
This is clearly a speed trap. Drops from 70 to 35 for 3 blocks. Barely a municipality.
I was pulled over on the way out of town right in front of the 70 MPH sign where the speed increased. Even though I had passed through the town and was increasing my speed to the 70 mph sign, I still got a ticket. Seeing the sign is not good enough , you have to be passed it.
The police here keep the town alive. After talking to people here in Athens, they are now tell me to watch those cops in Kerens.
Be ware KERENS TEXAS.
As you travel around the loop and the speed drops to 65 from 70, there is frequently a policeman just around the curve North of the Hwy 31 underpass.
The police like to sit in OReillys parking lot or across street getting individuals coasting down the hill west out of town square. The posted limit is 30, but unless you apply your brakes continually, you will coast at a higher speed normally 40 to 48. They should know that it would be more realistic to post the 40 mph sign at the railroad underpass since it turns to 40 directly aftering the coasting down the hill. Wow what a quota getter!
Athens police typically sit in low lying area and when you crest a hill they get you. Speed limit 65, but the typical speed is 75 to 80 there is nothing out this way.
Three police officers. One using the radar, one in the middle of the road waving cars into a parking lot and one police officer writing tickets. No checking tags or drivers licenses for criminals. Production line interested only in revenue.