Charlotte, North Carolina Speed Traps
In 20+ years of driving this limited access 4 lane, I’ve never seen the number of CMPD cars/SUVs/motorcycles devoted to a daytime traffic enforcement effort. Actually in 55+ years of driving this was a 1st.
Don’t know why but there were 15+ chasers on the eastbound Tyvola on ramp (multiple motorcycles, etc) with 6 vehicles already stopped. There were 4 chase vehicles at the West Blvd intersection and an additional 7 chase vehicles at Morris Field, with 1 engaged in writing a citation at the airport connector.
I’ve attempted to contact CMPD to determine why a limited access highway posted at 55 mph with virtually no accidents (except @ intersections during rush-hour) requires this intensive traffic enforcement.
5 troopers not using radar just pulling over fast looking cars
CMPD officers set up radar in the parking lot of Carmel Cleaners, next to Country Day School. They back in under a large oak tree of the parking lot, turn off all running lights on their vehicle and hit both north and south bound traffic. This is a wide open 4 lane road with a center turning lane, posted with a 35 MPH zone. Traditional set up times are after sunset on weekday evenings. This has become a very aggressive enforcement zone for CMPD.
NCSHP Charger hides under the I-77 bridge, barely coming into view as you exit from I-77 towards I-485 Inner or are in I-485 Inner traffic. Parked next to a support pillar hidden from I-485 Inner traffic. Spotted during morning hours.
There are 6 – 8 unmarked police cars and motorcycles hiding along Community House Road as you approach the 485 bridge. They are in this location regularly.