Interstate 85 near Rest Area

Henderson, North CarolinaSep 06, 20071 Comments

Officer sits in a yellow state highway service pickup truck on overpass and "shoots" traffic. A group of state police marked and unmarked cars sit on Interstate on ramp waiting for their call to swoop down on the unsuspecting motorist. I observed this in the Northbound lanes of I-85 while heading to Durham on Sunday Labor day weekend and again on Monday when returning to Virginia from Durham. The trap was north of the Rest Area and had moved one exit north from it’s location on Sunday. Very clever using the state highway truck apparently "inspecting" the overpass with his yellow work light flashing and all as the radar location. We saw 7 State police cars at this "Fishing hole", as the police call it and they were all busy ticketing the unsuspecting motorists.

They did this same thing just a couple of months ago and were catching speeders left and right!! They were at exit 209 on I-85 the time I saw them. Even when they're not using the yellow work truck, there are often cops sitting on the northbound ramp at this exit with radar gun set on northbound lanes.
#1Jun 28, 2010Report Abuse

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