Boone, North Carolina Speed Traps
Highway Cop sits on long, straight section of road just outside of Boone on way to Blowing Rock. As you exit curves on either end of the straight he’s sitting at the gravel piles with radar on. Posted limit is 50. I’ve seen him every morning around 8AM pulling folks on their way to work.
State Trooper sits very often, at any time of day or night, outside the gates of the NC DOT on Hwy. 194 North. DOT is located just past Howard’s Creek Road, on left, as you are driving away from Boone city limits. This is a straight stretch of highway, and they anticipate that drivers will be going faster at this section of highway. Beware!
US Highway 105 near The stretch between the Wachovia Bank and the Exxon Gas Station,and especially around the hotels.
The area around the High Country Inn on Hwy 105 in downtown Boone is a major speedtrap area. There is a transition zone from 45 mph to 35 mph and the cops tend to hang out around that zone, too.
The section of highway 421 between Boone and Yadkinville is a major speed trap. Watch out!
The speed limit on Oak Street is 20 mph, which seems really slow until you consider that it is a residential neighborhood and you shouldn’t be flying through there anyway. There are usually cops all throughtout that neighborhood because it is one of the town’s new "Zero Tolerance" zones for speeding. You shouldn’t be speeding through there anyway, but if you are, watch out – one day I drove home from work, and I saw three within a half mile stretch. Most of the officers are pretty nice (from my experiences with them), if you deserve to be let go, they’ll be fair.