Wilmington, North Carolina Speed Traps
Anywhere along that Stretch. I have seen the police cars from the parking lot of the businesses, tucked in on Control Tower Drive, to the City Water/sewer pump. The S-curve is 45 but people coming from the North usually miss the change in speed limit from 55 to 45 MPH.
The Church has a long paved driveway with a carport providing shelter for the main entry doors. Police like to tuck under the carport and clock when church services are not happening.
If you are coming from Kerr Ave going towards S. College. Beware! The businesses on that side of the street are located on properties with narrow widths but very deep lengths. Usually after hours, the police will park in the parking lots deep towards the very back of the lot. Very hard to see that they are there.
If you are on Independence between Park Avenue and Wrightsville Ave, be careful. When the shrubbery / bushes is thick and uncut (Empie Park side) at the curve between the church and Empie Park, the Wilmington Police Department has been know to tuck behind the bushes for a speed trap.
Galls is the warehouse that is authorized to stock uniforms, holsters, etc for Law Enforcement officers (that’s a good thing).
However, if you happen to speed on Exchange Drive to get to any of the eating establishments in the strip-mall and Law Enforcement is pulling out of the Galls parking lot, you will get pulled and ticketed.