Bradenton, Florida Speed Traps
Usually between 63rd and whitfeild two unmarked crown vics (blue & red) will sit in the grassy area across from the church. They show up about 5 o clock and will pull over several cars at once. They are only there about once a month but still be careful.
Heading South on I-75 during mid-day or late-day rush hour, you will notice that as soon as you can see the exit sign that says St. Petersburg/Palmetto 2 miles where you can turn onto 275 south to get into Palmetto, you will see white markers that span the entire roadway. The markers are spread 1/4 mile apart so that the Sergeant (Gary Schluter) of the FHP can time how long it takes your vehicle to cross the distance between two markers and then translate it into your speed. You do not want to get caught by this guy because I went to court and there is really no way to beat this guy. He has his own airplane and helps to run speedtraps for 10 of Florida’s counties. He has all of his equipment certified, ie his stopwatch and has been doing this for many years. He will signal an officer on the ground to intercept you and then give you the ticket. I got caught like two feet before my exit where the officer who came from the on-ramp to I-75 south stopped me. Also going north on I-75, you will shortly come upon the same markers in the northbound I-75 and be wary, I see them pull people over every day and radar detectors cannot help or warn you. They usually have a minimum of two cars and a maximum of 6 cars that I have seen working both directions at any given time of the day. BE CAREFUL! SLOW DOWN when you see the markers and then you can speed up afterwards, because you never know what days they are there! –JN
Thay sit right by the good will and you cant see them till you have all redy got to them
for many years it was local knowledge that FHP Troopers would run speed enforcement between the South Toll Plaza (Sunshine Skyway)and I-75 on the I-275 Junction. Have not seen any for some time but keep your eyes peeled.
The police are position on a side street where you can’t see them until you are right on top of them.