Bradenton, Florida Speed Traps
ALWAYS some sort of FHP vehicle there considering that’s where they come out from the FHP office.
Heading north on Lockwood Ridge starting at Walmart the limit is 35mph. Manatee county and State troopers (generally 3-7 at a time) are parked (and hidden) in the childrens day care center,on the east side of the road. One guy stands on the side of the road with a laser, shoots the northbound drivers, and can read all the way down to the north entrance of Walmart which is at least a quarter of a mile. He then walks out in the middle of the road and waves them in.They also park in the empty lot just north of the day care and do the same thing. Also, north of tallevast, on Lockwood Ridge, same setup. They park at the church on the east side, right where the road takes a jog so you can see them until you are right there. The speed limit on N. Lockwood Ridge road changes 3 times from State road 70 to University. 45 from S.R.70 to Whitfield Ave, 40 from Whitfield to Tallevast and then 35 from Tallevast to University. I travel that road every day and have literally hundreds of people stopped,especially between Tallevast and University.
If it’s clear and sunny – watch out! Southbound I75 traffic when you are about 2 miles north of the southernmost I75/I275 interchange (Manatee County) there are a bunch of white lines crossing the freeway – the second you hit the first one, back off the throttle (and check your speed)! Airplanes are clocking from above and there will be anywhere between 5-15 troopers (highway patrol, local, county, etc) just loving the opportunity (that you can’t argue out of or ask to see their “gun”” speed) to write you up for a nice fat $ticket$. Watch out!
I was working on a roof on Bayshore Parkway beteen 26 st and 43 st and I look over the side of the building and I saw about 10 police cars in the parking lot of this docters office with the radar gun.The Speed limit on this road is 30 MPH.The police had that radar gun working overtime. I travel this road ever day and yes you will find the police with there radar gun, But you will see them more on the north side of the road._
State Patrol Officer without full uniform stands with hand held on the Heather Hills mobile home park property. His Civilian car is parked in the grass. From a distance it looks like just someone’s car parked in the grass. The speed limit is a LOW 30 mph. If caught speeding he waves to you to pull over. If you don’t, there is a FHP car around the corner he signals to. Most people drive 10-15 m.p.h. over the limit because this section of road is .7 miles from the time you turn on it until you come to the next stop sign or traffic light, and is lightly traveled. Normally this trap is set on Saturday or Sundays between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What is wrong is that the officer is on Private property._