Morganton, North Carolina Speed Traps
MM 94 just over the hill crest
The State Troopers work this area quite heavily. there are two construction zones so they are almost always present somewhere. A fine in the construction zone will cost 485.00 in court and three points, a 45 percent increase in insurance premiums for three years. Wow! Set your cruis control guys.
I40 Exit 100 West
See two patrol cars at the entrance ramp to the interstate almost every day.
I-40 between Enola Rd & Jamestown Rd.
NCHP has 3 unmarked cars working this area 24/7 daily! Cars are older models so don’t look for familiar ‘new cars’ in that area. One tactic used is to put a marked car at Jamestown Rd. exit; east-bound cars, once past that car top a hill and are out-of-sight and speed up. Unmarked cars are rolling on both sides of I-40 to catch you!
On NC-18/64 between Morganton & Lenoir
As You travel on 18/64 from Morganton towards Lenoir, when you cross into Caldwell Co., if you’re speeding, you’ve been clocked already! NCHP sits on left (across from Medical offices) on a regular basis! If you pass that trap safely, after you top the next hill, Hartley Dr. is at foot of that hill and NCHP parks up that road, very well hidden! On same road, when you pass West Caldwell HS, you are in Lenoir City Limits. No city limit signs erected as of 12/1/10 but city-wide speed limit is 35mph. Lenoir PD patrols that area constantly. Last 55mph sign is before Gamewell Elementary School and there’s NO warning about ‘reduce speed ahead’ !
Traveling north out of Morganton on Hwy 18 and US 64 , four
At the bottom of the hill just before crossing Catawba River, they sit on the right at the end of the bridge. Old Shadowline plant is on the right.