Clinton, North Carolina Speed Traps
Coming from Fayetteville, NC coming into Clinton, NC the speed goes from 50 to 35 without warning. No reduced speed signs are present. Cops wait at pull in at the 35 mile/hr sign.
Hwy 421 by-pass as you go thru town, curves at the Hwy 24 E exit(Southern City Limit). Local police and NCHP love to sit in the wooded median between the North and Southbound lanes, hidden by the curve. The by-pass, known as Faircloth Freeway, is four-lane and gives you the feeling to push the accelerator down, especially during mid-day or late at night when traffic is little to none. Don’t push it. It is a 55 mph zone, they’ll usually give you around 60 mph, anymore though and Barney Fife will write you up without blinking. Out-of-towners beware, especially in the summer when beach traffic is passing through. In general, this entire by-pass should be driven carefully. The district DMV office and gas refill station is located on the bypass out of site of by-passers and the NCHP gather at a local restaraunt near the by-pass on Hwy 701 (Lewis’ Barbeque) in between patrols of the by-pass and I-40.