Use caution in these locations: Of course, the best advice is to drive slowly and watch your speed carefully or avoid the areas all together.
Officers will site drivers that are going faster than the posted speed limit at the time they pass the sign.
Then there are the real "traps." Well-traveled highways through rural communities — ones that out-of-state travelers often seek to stay off the busy interstates — that use legal, but controversial methods to lure unsuspecting driver's into their lair. Waldo's seven officers wrote nearly 12,000 speeding tickets in 2013, collecting some 0,000.00 in fines.
I love Florida, but the truth is until the fall of 2014 Florida had two of the worst speed traps in America — Waldo and Lawtey. Both rural towns, located northeast of Gainesville on a 20-mile stretch of Highway 301 north of Ocala, had a reputation that drew national media attention and criticism of its ticketing tactics.