Burnsville, North Carolina Speed Traps
Exit 9 (I-26W intersecting with 1923E) a white Highway Patrol or County law enforcement awaits unexpected drivers. Hard to see especially when it is raining and he/she has no lights on. Sometimes hides under bridge. Usually there after dusk. This is considered Madison County.
Unmarked highway patrol monitors 19 off of I26 exit 9 all the way through to burnsville. Do not do anything over 55. Will give tickets for 1 mph over the speed limit. Car is a gray. Car is unmarked so he can be anywhere, just don’t speed on this stretch of highway. He also looks for out of state tags.
The local NC Highway Patrol is based in this town for North Western NC. Many of their new and younger officers are stationed in this area starting out, so they are looking to prove themselves. This trap runs Hwy. 19-E between Hwy. 19-23 in Mars Hill through the city of Spruce Pine and into Avery County. In the Burnsville area of 19-E (between Burnsville and Madison County line) the NC Highway Patrol is very predatory in their enforcement, especailly at night where they sit along the side of the road with no lights on or hidden where possible. They target older cars and young people in this area mostly.