Pineville, North Carolina Speed Traps
This is just past the junction of NC-51 and the Carolina Place Parkway [leading away from Carolina Place Mall, headed to the South Carolina state line]. The speed limit changes three times without warning [45-35-45] and cops love to sit on that section where it goes to 35 and catch people. I’ll usually see them sitting in the parking lot of the Shell station next to the Baptist church and the apartment complex, although they’ll also sit on the shoulder of the road and in the driveway of the Skanska company on the left-hand side. I’ve seen them during the day occasionally, but they’re usually pretty good about it at night. They never have their lights on at night.
Since the road is a state highway, 45 seems to be a pretty good speed, but where it changes to 35 is ridiculous. There’s nothing nearby to warrant that change, and it seems like it’s just there to catch people off-guard.
A rural area looks like it could be 45 or even a 55 MPH zone but it’s 35 pay attention to the signs from E. Westinghouse Blvd. south to SC Hwy 51. at the Pineville Flea Market.
Be on the look out for the Pineville cops between Polk St. south on Hwy. 51 to the railroad crossing it’s a 20 MPH zone. They set in their police dept. parking lot that’s where they got me. The limit changes from 35 to 20 with no warning.
Between NC Hwy 51 and I-485 the Pineville cops are waiting for you in the 30 MPH zone. It’s really in the city limits of Charlotte but the Pineville cops can be 1 mile out of their jurisdiction and still give you a pink slip. So be on the look out for them.
From I-485 south to NC Hwy 51 it’s a 35 MPH zone. When you go into the city limits of Pineville at the I-485 bridge it changes from 45 to a 35 zone the Pineville cops are waiting for you in that 2 mile stretch.