Speed Limit Lowered On Highway 412

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Last year there were 60 crashes on a stretch of U.S. Highway 412 near Bells and Alamo. The speed limit has now been lowered from 65 miles per hour to 55. “We have clocked them in excess of 100 mph on this road,” said Sergeant Chris Richardson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The Tennessee Department of Transportation conducted an engineering study and found a reduction in speed was needed in this area. “We have had wrecks up and down there over the years and it’s gotten to the point it’s so congested it’s dangerous,” said Crockett County Mayor Gary Reasons. If you are going 70 mph in a 55 zone, be prepared to pay. It will cost you $200. “There are alot of ramps and off ramps on 412..lots of traffic trying to merge on to 412 around the area,” said Richardson. Drive West on Highway 412 and the first sign you see in Crockett County is a 65 mile per hour sign. Be prepared to slow down a short distance ahead. “They can be ticketed now,” said Sergeant Richardson.

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