Bonneau, South Carolina Speed Traps
as you are coming into or out of bonneau beach, they love to sit on the side of the road past the railroad tracks, near the bar. i have lived out here 9 years and if anyone comes out to visit, they know (or i tell them if they’ve never been here) not to speed, they love to give out tickets. they give out over a $200 ticket, no matter what the charge, and if you waste your time going to court (which they hold once a week at night) they will only reduce it $25. in my opinion, its a trap when the speed limit goes from 35 to 55, for about 1 mile, then drops back down to 35, it should be kept at one speed so to avoid this mess, but this is the main way they make their money, by catching people right where it drops. dirty cop who loves to make his money off other people. just do not speed, even a couple miles over because they will find something to charge you with.
Entering the town of Bonneau speed limit changes from 55 to 45. Fuda anxiously awaits any one going anything over 45. DO NOT SPEED!
He drives a black/charcoal “marked” charger. I put marked in quotations because they used ghost writing on the side of the car that you can only read once you are a couple car lengths away.
This guy lives to issue tickets.
Will issue $260 ticket if going 55 in town limits; however, this is not really a town, but a long stretch of 4-lane highway, so 55 is perfectly safe. The town only reduces this ticket about $25 if you take the considerable time and effort to come to court. Another, South Carolina kleptocracy that lives off ticket revenue. If driving between Charleston and Florence, I suggest you stick to the interstates. There are several similar speed traps on this route and it is not worth the gamble.
4 lane highway – 30 to 40 % of cars doing 60 or over. Was ticketed and policeman said I was going 57, in a 45 mile-an-hour zone. However, had cruise control on 54; and was aware of speed limit. Ticket is for $258. Although I was not speeding, 55 miles per hour is perfectly safe and slow for this setting. The level of the fine is not logically related to the supposed infraction. Another example, of small SC communities ripping off travelers.
Radar for anything over limit Exactly at city limit signs. Tickets are important revenue source for city.