Parkway Dr approaching Oleander Dr

Wilmington, North CarolinaOct 17, 2012

Around 10:30 AM on Friday October 12, 2012 I witnessed a two-man license & registration checkpoint operated by the NC Highway Patrol. The checkpoint was located on Parkway Drive near Hugh McRae Park. This street is often used as a shortcut onto Oleander Drive by northbound drivers on College Rd to avoid the congested intersection of College and Oleander. As the street approaches Oleander, it curves sharply into a wooded area making it impossible to see the checkpoint around the bend. To facilitate traffic flow, the troopers did not stop every car. These revenue-generating roadblocks seem most likely to be held on such curvy two-lane roads outside of rush-hour on mild sunny days. Papers please!

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