Spartanburg, South Carolina Speed Traps
Spartanburg Police often run radar on Fernwood-Glendale between the Fire Station and Jesse Boyd Elementary School. The Shrine Club parking lot is a not-unusual place for them to park, but it isn’t the only place along that stretch. The speed limit is 35 (dating from the days when this part of the road was only two lanes) and should probably be raised to 40 now that the road is wider and has a turn lane in the middle, but currently it isn’t. People should slow down, especially if they’re going the 45, 50, or more one often sees when driving there. Enforcement is becoming more frequent, probably because the police know they’re doing the proverbial "hunting on a baited field" thing: but if drivers do the legal speed limit, they can avoid the whole problem.
As you head from Spartanburg towards Inman (I-585) when you cross over I-85 the speed drops from 55 to 45, within another 200 yards it drops to 35. There is a bend in the road just before the Ingles shopping center and just as it becomes 35 MPH. Police will sit just at the exit of the bend where you can never see it coming. (also a place to see License checks at night)
The local town of Duncan Police Dept. sits at the intersection of Interstate I-85 North and South and Hwy. 290. I drive through this intersection 5 days a week at least twice a day to and from work. See the Local Police Mostly (Unmarked) 90% of the time, Not the State Troopers, with people pulled over (Searching)their cars ect.
Heywood Avenue near Road runs between Main Street and Isom Street, near Riverwind Apartments. Crossing
The speed limit drops to 35, but it’s off a heavily traveled large roadway. The officers sit at the bottom of the hill, partially hidden by trees and brush, to clock you as you crest the hill. They can catch motorists going both directions on the road from their hiding spot.
Cops sit at Fire department near W.O. Ezell. Speed limit 35 but they are very strict. They also sit at the KFC off of W.O. Ezell for speeders that slow down and speed back up after passing the cops.