Columbus, North Carolina Speed Traps
The car wasn’t really marked like a normal police car and they weren’t in uniform. They admitted my vehicle wasn’t even capable of the speed I was accused of, and that I probably wasn’t going that fast. They would not tell me the cost of the ticket, I had to go to court for that. Had to hire an attorney for a speeding ticket. Apparently, this is normal for NC. This is my last vacation in this state.
I live in Tryon, but travel daily to Lake Adger and often come through Columbus, and I’ve been noticing a few times recently right after where the speed limit changes from 25 back to 35 (right after the car wash), in the middle of the right hand curve at the bottom of the hill, a trooper is tucked away in the parking lot of some sort of maintenance building for Windstream.
Trooper often sits in the median pull through next to the welcome center.
West Mills St. is State Hwy 108 and a two-way main thoroughfare with a turn lane in the middle. The speed limit was 35 mph until it was suddenly dropped to 25 mph.
Now some traffic creeps along this stretch of road which looks like most other roads in business areas with speed limits of 35 to 45 mph.
Trooper Seating in curve