through the town on both sides

Cottageville, South CarolinaAug 06, 20180 Comments

Not just a speed trap. So there are plenty of posts about the speed trap through Cottageville. I have lived on the other side of town for a few years now and travel every day to and from work through the town. So again, I am well aware of the speed traps and where the officers sit. Well, they found another way to ticket individuals…. At the end of town (where 2 lanes turn back into 1) there are three distinct signs one after another: lane ends merge left, another merge sign, and a do not pass sign. After the do not pass sign, there is a dotted white line between the two lanes until the lanes run together. I was driving in the right lane with 4 to 5 vehicles in the left lane (behind me) I merged over before the lanes completely turned into one (or i would have ended up in a ditch) and the police officer pulled me over almost a mile up the road for apparently “passing” after the do not pass sign. I asked him what I should have done in that situation as not to cause an accident with anyone that may have been behind me and he didn’t reply but kindly gave me a $200 ticket (not for speeding but failure to obey posted traffic sign) with no points. You bet your bottom I will be fighting this in court with a jury trial (as my peers should be able to clearly see the ridiculous nature of this ticket) and also as recommended by a friend that is also a police officer. This friend of mine in a neighboring jurisdiction also agrees that is a speed trap and that the officer(s) in that town abuse their power. Not to mention I have personally witnessed officers driving at unsafe speeds through the town almost causing accidents themselves.

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