US Highway 52 near State Route 52 N
Hwy 52 is the only route leading from the Myrtle Beach area to the North towardSalisbury, NC and Hwy I-85. This trap is set up as you leave the town and the posted speed limit changes from 35 mph to 45 mph. These two signs are within 50 yds of each other and if you accelerate after you pass the 35 mph sign then you are clocked as being in the 35 mph zone. When I saw the 45 mph sign after passing the 35 mph sign I accelerated to 48 mph. The town cop was coming down a hill around a curve meeting me. Another car was in front of me and when he turned his blue light on I thought it was for the car in front of me. By the time the cop had turned around the other car was gone so he pulled me over. He wrote me a ticket for going 53 in a 35 mph zone. $200 fine plus four points on my license. BUUUT! If you want to plead guilty to Careless Driving it will cost you a little more but you won’t get any points. Say $300.00 Pure and simple Highway Robbery.
I am 83 years old, have been driving since I was 14 yrs. old. Have only had 2 speeding tickets in my life. This is the only one in 30 yrs.