Bad Speed Trap - And Response

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Why is it that there is a new electronic speed monitor on Campbell Street by Battery Heights Apartments in the curve going toward Glass Street that reads 35 m.p.h. one block before you get to this there is a speed limit sign that reads 25 m.p.h. and one block after you pass this monitor is another 25 m.p.h. sign. 

So does this mean you should go 25 m.p.h. before you get to the monitor and then when you get to the sharp curve speed up to 35 m.p.h. and then slow back down to 25 m.p.h. after you speed through the curve? This is very confusing and dangerous and needs to be corrected ASAP.

Sue Evans

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Ms. Evans, in response to your “Bad Speed Trap opinion,” this is not a speed trap. The posted speed is 35 m.p.h. It’s a white sign with a black line around it with black numbers.  

The other signs that are yellow/orange are suggested speed limits for the curves in that area. Yes they say 25 m.p.h. because that is what the suggested safe speed is. No speeding citation would be issued for those signs. 

Sgt. G.R. Martin
Chattanooga Police Dept.
Traffic Division

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