Jamestown, South Carolina Speed Traps
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!
My husband and I had to find an alternate route when traffic was topped on I-95 . We took a two lane and came to an intersection of U.S. 17 Alt & S. Carolina-41. There was a blinking kight and we stopped at the gas station and I took over driving . I came out of gas station and wasn’t even a half mile from intersection when I was pulled over. Officer said I was doing 59mph in 40 mph zone. There was no way I could have been going that fast. Ticket was $185.00. Beware!! They must be sitting at the gas station. I might add that while the officer was writing the ticket, other vehicles were flying past me, but all had SC plates, I ‘m from PA.