Charlotte, North Carolina Speed Traps
Driving with traffic, I was 1 of at least 6 drivers who were pulled over for speeding. All the police vehicles were lined up on either side of the Arrowood Rd. 4 out of the 6 drivers were pulled over into the 7-Eleven on E Arrowood Rd. (corner of Nations Ford Rd.) to receive our stations. I received a ticket for going 49 in a 35 mph speed zone.
The Troopers sit under the Tyvola Road overpass on the left shoulder waiting for traffic coming southbound in the left lane. Only here at night and early in the mornings on weekends. Posted limit is 55mph however traffic flows at 70-75 easy. I drive this road most Saturday mornings around 7:30am and you can cruise 70 easy just watch this junction.
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.