North Augusta, South Carolina Speed Traps
Officer will sit in suicide lane of Martintown just past Knobcone Road.
Officer will sit on the side of the road face downhill as you approach Martintown road. As you come down the hill and around a small corner if you are not riding your brakes he will have you. Speed limit is 35.
NAPD is stopping for improper lane changes, not using blinkers, not wearing seat belts, following too close, talking on cell phone, etc. If you aren’t supposed to do it while driving, you will get a ticket. There is a real push to write as many tickets for these traffic violations as possible. Speed limits are strictly enforced on all city streets. Even 2 miles over can be stopped. The old 5 miles leeway is out the door. Be careful -they will ticket, no warnings are being given!
Coming from Bradleyville Road, NAPS loves to sit at the bottom of the hill between Mae and Norman. It is a long hill, and unless you ride your brakes all the way down it, you are going to speed just a little. Where they like to sit is at the bottom, around the curve where you can’t see them until it’s too late. There’s even an extra bit of paved road right there, as if it’s made just for them. Be careful! It’s easy to speed, they know it, and they WILL pop you!
This location is presently under construction with the Palmetto Parkway from Georgia to I-20. The speed limit for 25-30 years has been 45 mph, but when they got to a certain point, they changed it without warning for the Safety of the workers. Have no problem, but a large sign should have been erected to the change prior to getting to the new overpass. I’m for issuing speeding tickets when necessary. This is true at each and every roadway that the new Palmetto Parkway crosses over. North Augusta has jurisdiction on both sides of the parkway from Georgia to I-20 in South Carolina. This memo is not intended to scare anyone, but for them to be aware and be safe by doing the assigned speed limit(s) everywhere they may travel.