Salley, South Carolina Speed Traps
Officer sits out of his jurisdiction in the county. Is hidden by natural distance. This officer doesn’t know too much and is just out to give tickets. This cop will stop you if you are doing less than 5 mi over the limit . The politics in this little hamlet are so corrupt. The mayor orders all officers to give tickets for anything. I couldn’t believe the kangaroo court. I brought in all kinds of evidence of the cop’s ignorance of RADAR and Cozine Effect, as well as lack of training. You ALWAYS need to ask for a jury trial and ask for at least two continuances. The mayor will then order that the ticket is dropped.
Cop sits outside his jurisdiction in Aiken County. He has no knowledge of proper radar alignment and calibration. If you get a ticket never go for the town ordinance. If you are from out of state. Some states will suspend or revoke your license for this. Some consider “Reckless Driving”. ALWAYS ask for a jury trial and don’t take the town ordinance charge. ALWAYS ask for a jury trial. Get at least two continuances and the town will drop charges.
Pulled by Bubba, not sure what his face looked like all I could see from my driver’s window was the BIG potbelly. Told me I was doing 51 in a 30 mph zone. Said he wouldn’t site me the 4 points instead sited me for "thoughtless operation" and for only $237.50 I didn’t even have to appear in court. I told him I thought that was awfully high. He said if I would come see him before court he would knock it down to $185.00. Scary!!!! I don’t recommend that women alone drive through Salley. I honestly think I was doing about 40mph as I approached the 55 mph sign leaving town.
Police have unmarked cars and sit in parking spaces and stop cars and trucks for doing two to three miles over posted speed limit.Speedometers aren’t calibrated like radar units,therefore speeds differ from radar units
The whole town from 394 to 39 rural to urban area