Rock Hill, South Carolina Speed Traps
State troopers patrol the road on motorcycles with radar from before dawn daily and the speed limit changes back and forth from 35mph to 45mph for no reason.
There can be as many as 6 cops here. Times are random when cops sit on the side of the road or on the median shooting the laser in either direction and you won’t see them in time, unless you’re aware and on the lookout. The speed limit changes in this vicinity from 55 to 45 back at the church down this road, going towards Herlong (Fatz Cafe, McDonald’s, Bi-Lo Shopping Center.)
Going towards Downtown Rock Hill, there is sometimes a trap set up either in the median or between the bushes on the side of the road after York Technical College but before the overpass. Very tricky. Speed limit here is 45MPH, but some are in a rush going over the overpass and get caught speeding. RHPD seem to do this at least twice a month, so be careful.
On two lane interstates throughout South Carolina the speed limit is 70. In Rock Hill it widens to 8 lanes and the speed limit drops to 60. The troopers are there 7 days per week, Saturday and Sunday mornings included, when there is no traffic. You can drive from Rock Hill to Florence at 70 MPH on a narrow old 2 lane road. But coming into Rock Hill on a new 4 lane they will be waiting 7 days per week with a 60 MPH limit. If this isn’t a speed trap, I don’t know what would be.
Police sit by road near Seven Oaks Subdivion or across the
street in a parking lot near Garrison Road. I always see
a Police in this area, no matter what time of day or night.
It is very hard to maintain 35 MPH due to the decline of
the road…….very tricky! But thank God for those who
protect our lives by catching the really bad drivers who
want to run over you just because you are trying to abide
by the law.