Arkansas: City of Damascus Speed Trap Sanctions Lifted, Traffic Enforcement Resumes

January 1 marks the first day the city of Damascus can write speeding tickets again.

Fox 16 investigated the speed trap back in the spring of 2016.

Then prosecuting attorney Cody Hiland and Arkansas State Police found the town had in fact violated the Arkansas speed trap law and could not issue fines again until January 1, 2019.

“I set my cruise at 45 and just kind of cruised to work today and actually I was kind of late!” Savannah Stacks said.

For the last year and a half, Stacks hasn’t paid as close attention to her speed when driving to work in Damascus.

But the new year, brings new awareness.

“I’ve never been as worried as I was when Damascus was patrolling,” she said.

Damascus Police Department is back on patrol and able to write speeding tickets again.