Summerville, South Carolina Speed Traps
I-26, all along 4 miles north of the Summerville exit.
Patrol cars lay waiting between the trees, out of sight until you are about 50 yards away, for unruly motorist so come speeding by. This is especially true where the speed limit drops to 65 mph.
Berlin G Myers Parkway
On the south end Summerville PD will hide at entrance to SCE&G substation. Here they are able to get north or south bound traffic. About midway from either end just north of Gahagan they have a nice little grade that bends around a curve to a blind overpass. Very heavily patrolled here. At the north end, just south or access roads for Lowes and HomeDepot, they sit just off the roadway in a dead end access. Visible to south bound but, not to north. This parkway is five lanes, two each way with a center turn lane. At night, BEWARE, they will sit in middle lane with lights out. This entire 4 mile stretch is undeveloped and unlighted. If you know the right people you will be cut a little slack but not much. Their big thing is to write the ticket for careless operation instead of speeding, this way more money stays in Summerville, and the state does not know what deal has been worked out.
Old Trolley Road
Summerville PD sits in side road intersections and on private property all along Old Trolley. Five lanes moderately developed. When the road was two lanes the speed limit was 40 and 45. Now it is at 35 and the best fund raiser a city could ever have.
if you plan to drive in the town of summerville, drive slow. cops hide everywhere you can imagine. they use motorcycles and cars. they use marked and unmarked cars. they even have a red z-28. if you get pulled over by sgt finneren or officer peeples, you are out of luck, no warnings. i was told my warning was the big black and white sign that said speed limit 35, and that was all of the warning i was getting!