Clemson, South Carolina Speed Traps
Stop signs were installed on Clarendon Rd. to increase town revenue. The sign installation is not justified by accident history or traffic frequency. The officer parks on Shady Lane, out of sight of drivers on Clarendon Rd. until they cross the stop bars — then it’s too late. The speed limit on this road is 25 mph in an area surrounded by horse pastures while the intersecting road has a 35 mph speed limit and pedestrians, many of which are school children. An officer frequently sits in the Clarendon Hall Rd. intersection and operates radar to measure the speed of cars who coast down the steep hill and exceed the speed limit. — Beware!!!
Law Enforcement hide at this location frequently. They hide in the empty lot next to Western Sizzlin or right across from Clemson Health Center.
The speed limit on this road is 30 mph! Officer is always sitting and waiting.
Heading east on US 123, toward Greenville, approximately 3/4 miles from State Hwy 93. At the top of the hill, as you go under an unmarked bridge overpass (no exists), an city patrol car will park about 300 yards pass the bridge as the highway slopes downward such that once you top the hill, and go under the bridge, you suddenly encounter the patrol car as it faces you. The highway speed is 45, but since you are well out of Clemson by then and on a divided four lane highway, the tendency is to pick up a normal "open-highway" speed as you head uphill toward the bridge. By time you hit the hilltop and go under the bridge, you’re well past the posted speed limit sign way back toward town.
Across from Mac’s drive-in there is a sign for University Baptist Church. Clemson City police are hiding behind the sign pointing up hill. You come around a long sloping curve and Bam, you’re a sitting duck.