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20 hours ago, rkacruiser said:

 

It's a source of revenue for the town.

 

Just west of Columbus, OH on  US 40, there was just such a community.  The entrapment of speeders became such a problem that legal action was filed against the community.  After much litigation, the case reached the Ohio Supreme Court and the community's practice was ended.  If I recall correctly, their ridiculously low speed limit was ordered to be raised to one that was more appropriate for the roadway and the situation.  

 

We have had towns like this in Florida.  It's just that the corridor from Orlando > Fort Lauderdale through the middle of the state (US27) is NOT like that.

 

They aren't speed traps.  The speed limits are clearly posted and there really isn't anywhere that the speeds are unreasonably low.  The issue is that the highway is 65mph with traffic doing 70 - 75... but there are towns along the highway.  And people come flying in to the towns despite 5+ reductions in speed prior to getting to the town (65 to 55 to 50 to 45 to 40 to 35).   And even then, I don't see officers very often running radar there.  But they obviously do on occasion. 

 

Just saying, it's not appropriate to accuse these towns of running speed traps for revenue.  It wrongfully hurts their reputation and is kind of insulting to the police department and local community to imply they are out there trying to screw people for money.

 

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3 hours ago, BNBR said:

We have had towns like this in Florida.  It's just that the corridor from Orlando > Fort Lauderdale through the middle of the state (US27) is NOT like that.

 

3 hours ago, BNBR said:

it's not appropriate to accuse these towns of running speed traps for revenue.  It wrongfully hurts their reputation and is kind of insulting to the police department and local community to imply they are out there trying to screw people for money.

 

I apologize for offense that was taken by my previous post.  It was not meant to be offensive,  I have driven US 27 from Orlando.  It's a good drive and an interesting one.  (Went by the Florida's Natural OJ plant; now, wish I took the time to stop and visit.)  

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19 hours ago, Cienfuegos said:

people in Florida have been known to exceed speed limits from time to time. Sometimes by 30 mph or more. 

 

Ohio as well.  During the height of the pandemic in our State, the traffic on our Interstates was light.  The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported a significant increase in tickets being issued for those driving 30+ mph above the speed limit.  

 

Given what Tiger Woods has experienced, maybe our Common Pleas Court judges ought to require the offenders have a conversation with Mr. Woods about his experiences, if Tiger would be willing to do so.  

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1 hour ago, rkacruiser said:

 

 

I apologize for offense that was taken by my previous post.  It was not meant to be offensive,  I have driven US 27 from Orlando.  It's a good drive and an interesting one.  (Went by the Florida's Natural OJ plant; now, wish I took the time to stop and visit.)  

 

It's a fantastic drive.  As I have a house in Fort Lauderdale and Lake Placid, I do it regularly.  Usually weekly, sometimes even more often.  I'll be heading that way tomorrow, too.  Fun weekend on the lake.

 

I think more people should make the drive as there is a lot to do and see along the way.  Fun little wineries and distilleries, Gatorama, Highlands Hammock hiking, the Florida's Natural center, Bok Tower, tons of great restaurants with some local foods, airboat tours, kayaking Fisheating Creek (lots of gators!), etc.  And the drive itself only adds maybe 30 - 40 minutes over the Turnpike.  It's less stressful, far more interesting with a lot to look at, and a great way to experience some of the Florida heartland. Most of the drive is up on the ridge, too.  Which is it's own interesting story 🙂

 

No offense taken!  Just wanted to clear it up.

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