Florence, South Carolina Speed Traps
On Marsh Dr. between 3rd Loop Rd. and 2nd Loop Rd. the posted speed limit is 35. Florence Police cars frequently set up near John Calvin Church and catch speeders
There is a stretch of highway where not many speed limit signs are posted and they have a large span from 35 mph to 70 mph. Cops sit near the bridge and clock people. I personally got pulled for speeding yesterday. The State Trooper pulled both me and another car at the same time. While waiting on him I saw 8 others get pulled. One cop pulled 3 at a time. Major speed trap!
Coming east from Columbia to Florence, speed is marked 70, drops to 65 for approximately 1 mile at the on ramp to I-95 north/south, then back to 70 again on I-95. Troopers wait at the intersection to catch drivers who don’t drop speed to 65, particularly at the end of the month to meet their quota.
There are police cars frequently sitting behind Freemans’s Bakery watching for that small side street that leads from Second Loop Rd. to Edisto Drive. Don’t think about rolling through that stop sign behind Freemans because you will be nailed. I’ve seen quite a few police cars in and around that area of Edisto – from where Edisto goes into Second Loop until until it hits the school zone on the other side of Jefferies Creek Bridge.
This week (4/26-4/30) this is a massive concentration of law enforcement on I95 from mm 171 to 154. There is a congregation of 50-55 units stationed temporarily at the old IFH warehouse facility just off of I95 on a frontage road.
They shuttle in and out of there, using the exit at mm 164. They are using a variety of differently marked vehicles, SUV’s, etc. with different counties’ markings. Last night (4/26 at 10:30 pm I personally witnessed 5 separate and simultaneous traffic stops in a one mile stretch from mm 171 to mm 172. This morning at 8AM I saw 2 stops on that same stretch. These are not simple traffic stops; in 3 of the 7 stops I saw vehicles being searched as well as one handcuffed motorist this morning. These guys are serious folks.