Wilkesboro, North Carolina Speed Traps
State Highway Patrol operates speed traps on both sides of the road, beginning at the climb on Rt. 421 to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s easy to exceed the speed limit going down the mountain on 421. They often work in pairs and on weekends there are nearly always a pair of them working 421.
State Troopers will sit on 421… right at the Speedway, either backed in the low median, or the wide turn-in to the field on the southbound side. I know they sit there a lot, and it’s still hard for me to see them, especially after the sun goes down. There’s a cut through there, so they can get you going either way.
State trooper sits at the bottom of Browns Ford Road or sits at one of the lumber businesses
Traffic officer is well secluded ready to pull anyone going north on 421. Speed limit had change 1/2 mile back to 55. As you crest the hill it is easy to speed.