Ridgeway, South Carolina Speed Traps
Speed limit drops to 25. And the police are waiting. Just want the $107 fine so they charge you with "faulty operation" so you will not fight it with a lawyer.
Town police backed up to 25 speed sign with no notice of reduce speed sign from limit of 55.
After exiting I-77 eastward onto SC #34, you travel through rural area for several miles with a posted speed limit of 55 mph. The speed limit drops to 45mph as you approach a few houses, then suddenly drops to 25 mph. Just after that, at the intersection with US 21, the police hide and nab motorists. It must be quite a money maker.
The Town Police Chief likes to sit at the edge of the city limits where the speed drops from 55 to 35. They just put in a new interchange at I-77 and this makes this route a new favorite for him as a lot of unaware out-of-towners take this route to get to the local auction house. If there is a big auction going on you can almost guarantee he’ll be setting a trap somewhere in town, particularly this spot because of its new availability to him. So be careful.
Village police sets up at a point where the speed limit changes, then offers to do you a favor by issuing a Municipal citation instead of a speeding ticket, so it will not go on your driving record. This is a popular route from interstate 77 to interstate 20, for people going to the beach. Out of state vehicles are the ones most at risk