Columbia, North Carolina Speed Traps
The police that patrol US 64 East from Columbia to Mann’s Harbor are extremely active. The area is remote and it appears they monitor traffic headed to/from the beach 24/7. I travel this 2 lane section of Hwy at least once per week and hardly ever make it through without seeing police and someone pulled over. I do not speed and have never been stopped, but the abundance of cop activity along this section of Hwy is something to be aware of.
State Hwy. 94 near the grain bins. A trooper sits down there and nails people going from Columbia to Hyde Co. I’ve been stopped down there for going 5 over. I would find another way to get around this trooper.
Going East on 64 out of Columbia there are no speed signs; however, the minute we passed the 55MPH sign, a police car was coming at us with blinking lights. We were clocked at 70MPH. (This was a road w swampland all around, no cross streets or houses for miles). We turned back in the car to see what the sign actually read, and by the time we had turned around, the police had already caught someone else in that trap. We did get a ticket ($140)
The new 64 Bypass to the Outer Banks goes from 70 to 35 in about a 2 or 3 mile distance as you enter Columbia. On the other side of town, headed to the beach the posted speed limit is 55 and the state troopers are heavy on this road an will pull you going over 62 REGULARLY
Between Columbia and Mann’s Harbor in Dare County there is 40 miles of swamp with a wide and fairly straight 2 lane road. Many people going to the Outer Banks of NC try to speed through here but the NCSHP patrols this stretch of road relentlessly day and night. Set your cruise control no higher than 60 or you will live to regret it.