Columbia, South Carolina Speed Traps
Coming out of Columbia on I-126 during rush hour at the Zoo exit, officers will stand on the overpass hiding between two large signs while police cars are waiting on the other side on ramp to nab speeders. Very tough to see them running the radar since there is no car on top of the overpass and only a foot or so between the signs.
Oficers are on overpass hiding behind the sign. They point laser at individuals. Usually aoround 8 police cars are parked aehad on the entrance ramp and immediately pull the speeder.
When coming down the steep hill towards the bridge that crosses the Broad River your speed will increase unless you continuously apply the brakes. Police sit on the other side of the bridge with a full view of the hill, and ticket those who do not notice as their speed increases on the hill.
On I-26 heading out of town towards Charleston, be careful when approaching the left merge/exit for the beginning of I-77. You have to ramp over a bridge to see the interchange, but the cops will have radar fix on you before you crest the bridge. Easy tickets. Speed drops 5mph right at bridge so you can get hit if you’re not careful. I got hit twice in a year.
This typically happens on federal holidays on weekdays that aren’t observed by a lot businesses (President’s Day, Memorial Day, etc). On 126 coming into Columbia the PD sets up someone with a laser on the Zoo exit overpass and tags traffic coming into to town and has multiple pursuit cars waiting on the onramp. It is not unusual to see 8 cars pulled in this 2 mile area before the Huger exit.