Clermont, Florida Speed Traps
Entire East West through road recently changed the speed limit from 40 mph to 25 mph. Unmarked black vehicle hiding to catch people who don’t see signs at Disston Ave and Minnehaha Ave.
This road was 55 mph before they improved it, widened it to 6-8 lanes and added a median, then reduced the speed to 45mph. The road is being used to pick the public’s pockets 24/7 by Clermont, Lake county Sheriff’s department, FHP and of course Oakland. There are very few speed limit signs and traffic in general flows no where near 45mph.
Although parts of Lakeshore are mentioned in other entries, the area between Brantley circle (Margaree Gardens) and 12th street is the worst. the speed limit is 30mph then 25, then 30. When you come over the bridge they hit you with radar even though the sign you see when coming over the bridge is 30, the police state that it is really 25 till you get to the sign. Also heading east its 3o and west its 25 in the same spot…now that’s a trap! The purpose is to eliminate all traffic not living on or near Lakeshore. Clermont Police work this spot at least once a week during commuter hours.
Clermont police hiding behind the entrance at The Gardens clocking people coming down the big hill. Make sure you don’t go over 30mph down the hill cause you can not see them until they step out and tell you to pull over.
When heading North toward town, there is a hill and as you are going down the hill, your speed could increase beyond the posted limit, which goes down to 50 from 60 just before the hill. City Police sit at the bottom of the hill, clocking vehicles as they come down the hill. WATCH OUT.