Jamestown, South Carolina Speed Traps
Coming into town the speed limit drops from 55 to 40. There is only 1 posted speed limit sign prior to the light at the intersection. I was pulled over after coming to a stop at the intersection and making a right to stay on 17a. If you slow down to make that turn (let alone stop like I did), you will be well under 40. I Got cited for 60 in a 40. After turning right to stay on 17a there are two posted signs for 40MPH, before going back up to 55mph. It seems they just add their PO Box to the citation and expect you to pay (no mention of showing up in court – just how to send payment).
There seems to be plenty of evidence posted now of almost the exact same situation that is common here. If you miss that posted 40 you are guaranteed to get a ticket here. It doesn’t matter if you slow down due to the light (which should still be the intended purpose), you are technically breaking the law.
was told by officer I was going 59 in a 40. I had just come into town and did not see any speed limit signs ( must have been hidden behind something which is usually the case in this state.) I was slowing down to turn the corner when he got me ! I told him I had not “intended” to speed … but he didn’t care, and I didn’t know you could ask to see his RADAR. This must be how the GOOD OLE BOYS in Jamestown raise funds !
The cop was sitting in an unmarked car. Said I was going 56 in a 40, but wasn’t. I was slowing down to turn off at intersection. Charged me 185 dollars, but no points. I will avoid this town in the future.
Location: SC route 41, Southbound lane, .25 mi N of Jamestown SC, in area South of the Santee River bridge. After crossing the bridge going Southbound, the speed limit drops from state limit, to local limit of 35mph. The speed limit sign is VERY SMALL and easily missed if you look away for a moment. Patrol car will likely be on your right, at intersection with route 17. Vacationers leaving from Myrtle Beach headed to points South, be advised.
Cop said we were going 64 in 40 which we were not and 55 mph sign was in sight. We had a choice of $200 and 4 points or $400 and no points. Coming back from trip saw another car pulled over. Go 35 mph in this town!