Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Speed Traps
They will sit at the old building on the right as you come down the hill and go west.They are normally clocking east bound traffic especially around 8 am to 9 am and then in the evenings also.Normally trying to catch the workers going to work in the mornings and have seen them at shift change in the evenings.
That city is broke and they are trying to pay for the randy parton theatre so they will get you going both ways.It is exit 173 they are sitting just south of the 173 clocking both ways.
The Roanoke Rapids police has a new Dodge Charger SRT cruiser that patrols the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 from exit 173 to exit 171. The cruiser sits in the median between both northbound and southbound lanes of traffic.
Slow Down and Drive the speed limit.
There is an area in the median where NCHP parks to catch speeders, typically will come after you if you exceed 10 mph over speed limit (this was told to me by one of the Troopers). Appears suddenly and they use instant-on radar, so be aware!
The speed limit on this road driving through downtown is 20 miles per hour. The roadway is very wide, and generally is 2 lanes. An average car typically runs 35 miles per hour during the day (in the 20 mph zone), however at night usually vehicles travel faster, especially if there is little to no cars on the road. Some city police officers will especially run radar at night in a parking lot off to the side of the street with there headlights off, where you can not see them until it is too late. The officers running radar will generally park there patrol car in a parking lot off Roanoke Avenue between East 12th Street and East 13th Street.