King, North Carolina Speed Traps
Hwy 66 from Mountain Rd. out to Hinging Rock State Park, speeds had been 55MPH for many, many years, most of the way from Hwy 66 to Moorespings Rd. still are 55MPH. However the first approx 10mi from Mountain Rd on change 4 or 5 times, from 55 down to 45 up to 55 down to 45 to 50, and back to 45, depending on just what direction you are going. The officers are nice enough about it when writing the ticket, they will even tell you how you can get it reduced. You are still looking at $220-500 and up depending on if you want the points on your License.
The King p.d likes to sit on kirby road, either at the church as you enter the road from old hwy 52. Or a few other spots after you pass the church. It is a 35 zone, so stay 35, dont enter King unless you have the right tags, registration, working signals and all lights. Worst chance for getting pulled in the triad. Worse at night but they still sit around during the day.
Several residents have complained about the level of enforcement in this area, especially since the speed limit is 20 miles per hour through town. Residents have been cited for doing 22 in a 20 MPH zone and 37 in a 35 zone. The 20 MPH zone is even on a very steep slope up and downhill. Either void downtown King (take Moore-RJR Drive around it) or watch your speed.
All travelers and commuters, heed these stern words!
Stokes County is among the poorest counties in North Carolina and is desperately cash strapped. The only major road running thru it is Highway 52 which goes thru a small corner of the county. The limit thru this entire run is 65. If you decide to go faster, be very very wary! State troopers regularly patrol and hide on shoulders and ramps here and will light you up lickety split. The county generally will work with you to go down to improper equipment with a good record..but be careful!