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Old 10-17-2010, 07:37 AM
 
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Avoid this small town in upstate South Carolina. It is a speed trap. Police cars are hidden in the bushes night and day in an effort to catch you going over the 25 mph speed limit. Due West was always a quaint little southern town but now hold on to your wallet if you pass through. They want your money.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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That has to be a major source of income right now. I have noticed many of the smaller towns and municipalities have increased their vigilance on traffic violations.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:49 PM
 
Location: On a Farm & by the sea
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Yep, absolutely. it took a while to figure out why there were so many officers hiding and aggressively patroling.... fewer people working means less income tax for the state so all levels of gov't are encouraging full exploitation of this source of revenue. one way or the other they figure out how to get funds from citizens......
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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In the past they could not stop you for not wearing a seat belt unless it was in conjunction with another violation ... that law was changed and now if they don't see the seat belt fastened they will stop you and lay a fine on you.

It's all about money in the coffers now!
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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Avoid this small town in upstate South Carolina. It is a speed trap. Police cars are hidden in the bushes night and day in an effort to catch you going over the 25 mph speed limit. Due West was always a quaint little southern town but now hold on to your wallet if you pass through. They want your money.
Drive through Due West frequently and never been stopped.
BTW, it is NOT a speed trap unless the speed signs are hidden. If you obey the speed limits, you are OK.
Have gotten several speeding tickets in the past in many places. Deserved every one of them as I was doing at least 10 MPH over the limit.
Due West is a nice little town.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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Besides the fact that Due West is not a speed trap because the speed limits are clearly posted from 55 to 45 to 35 and then to 25 (thank you, the Cid, for your post), there are only a handful of streets in the town that are actually owned by the town; the rest are either state roads or a few county roads. Money that speeders pay for their infractions actually go straight to Columbia, not to the town. By the way, the speed limit is 25 in the places where high school students or college students may be walking; it is a college town.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Asheville, Nc
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The South in general is a speed trap it gets worse the further south you go. I saw just a couple of months ago where a trooper sit onto of an overpass & nailed speeders & then radioed another trooper sitting on the onramp. Highly illegal there were several other state troopers waiting for thier turn as well.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Grow up a little reedy, that tactic is common all over the country. Why don't you just try obeying the law instead of complaining about enforcement of the law.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Asheville, Nc
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Grow up a little reedy, that tactic is common all over the country. Why don't you just try obeying the law instead of complaining about enforcement of the law.


There is a HUGE difference between making the roads safe & what they are doing. I've never got a ticktet before so you dont know what your talking about. Go figure. If it was legal then why do they only go after people from out of state? I grew up in Ga untill I was 15 & then moved out west Even as far as way as Califorina you heard people talk about the cops on Highway's 258, 95 & I-75 which is the worst the further south you went the worse it gets. Try driving your ass down near the Ga/Fla border you don't have to be speeding to get a ticket down there. Sure they can be bad in every state But when people have heard about the cops from over 3,000 away something is wrong.

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Old 03-01-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Agree with a few of the other posters. The towns across SC all go too far.....Mauldin SC comes to mind here.....when I lived in Greenville was in Mauldin quite often and almost everytime I would see someone pulled over by the police. There motivation is definitely money....guess they figure they aren't making money off anything else.....desperate times call for desperate measures.

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