Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Speed Traps
Not a speed trap but a stop sign trap. Myrtle Beach regulars sit in the bushes at the Myrtle Waves Water Park parking lot across the street and watch for people rolling the stop sign at that corner. Even if you almost stop they will ticket you, lots of people from my car dealer down the street have been pulled over.
As you travel south on Kings highway the seed limit is a normal 45 MPH, once you pass Dunkin Donuts it drastically drops to 35 for no reason whatsoever, there used to be a Mall there (no more) and further up near Joe White ave. it goes down to 25 and there is nothing there anymore to justify this. I got a ticket just passed the change in front of the old mall lot, cop was sitting on the median behind the trees.
The speed limit on this road is 30 mph. I was cited for 39mph. Granted, it is posted at one end but nobody in their right mind would think that a rural, straight road with no residential frontage would be a 30mph zone. Every other road I see with the same traffic volume, etc is at least 50mph. I have been told this road is the largest revenue generator for Horry County Police. I was in the area touring various commercial investment properties to develop but after realizing the way they do business there, I decided to put my company’s $20 million in Florida. The last thing I need is having my crews racking up fines and raising our insurance due to a podunk town speed trap.
whole stretch from route 501 to route 31. Come to a complete stop at the railroad tracks or get ticketed. lived here three years and have yet to see a train pass through but you better come to a complete stop. (cops must have a deal with local brake repair shops). Riveroaks drive starts out at 35mph goes to 45mph then back to 35mph. Be extra careful where roadway is two lanes each way near shopping center. 35mph here although its 4 lanes and wide open and it appears you are going 10mph. ticket here will cost you $133.00 plus points. I travel this road often and the public would be better served if police would be more concerned with tailgating which is horrible on this stretch of road. (they could have a much more elaborate policemen’s ball).
Welcome to Myrtle Beach.
There are more State troopers doing radar on Carolina Forrest Blvd. than there are on I-95. We just drove back home from Florida, drove 3/4 of the state on I-95, I saw 1 State Trooper in that 150 mile span. Every day on Carolina Forrest Blvd., there are at least 2 Troopers pulling people over. Get the tourists on 501, don’t harass the locals.