Greenville, South Carolina Speed Traps
BEWARE THE BLACK CAMARO! Heading south on US 276, just as you pass Furman University, there’s a broad, flat area that you can’t see as you approach thanks to a tree branch. The black Camaro can see you, though, and because the speed limit is 55 in an area where 65 would be perfectly acceptable, he’ll nail you every time. US276 progressively drops its speed limit 55-45-40-35 as you get more urbanized and closer to Greenville, and the Sherriff’s office has been known to trap it at all times of day with marked cars, the dreaded black Camaro, and unmarked SUVs.
Police officers will stand in bushes next to Park Avenue Pub. They shoot down Park Avenue towards downtown. Speed limit is 30mph even though most people go 45mph.
County deputies in church parking lot pointing device and manually motioning vehicles to pull over. Returned to look for spped limit sign. Sign approx. 1 mile from trap and a tree limb was half covering the sign which is an older, small sign. Church is located around a curve, not visible until very close. Persons entering road from 185 would have no visible speed limit sign that I could locate.
Coming from the South on I-85, there is always an officer sitting in the right side emergency lane as you enter the Greenville area. It is usually a silver vehicle with blue pinstriping. Occasionally it is a black camaro. It does not matter what the time is or the day of the week. The area usually has an officer waiting – ready for another revenue generating opportunity. ** The speed limit drops very quickly from 70 to 60. Most people do not notice because the flow of traffic is usually cruising at 75+. It pops back up to 70 once you get beyond the Greenville city limits. The officer is usually polling the traffic with a rear mount radar gun so you have to careful on the approach because you might be selected out of a group of vehicles at random.
watch out going through Greenville. Once you pass Spartanburg County from the north, there are cops EVERYWHERE! State troopers, sheriffs, county police, city cops, and I do believe I saw a black chopper in the sky too. Once you get to the Clemson University exits on the South side, you should be fine. They were all out in force this past weekend–a dress rehearsal for Memorial Day, perhaps?