Destin, Florida Speed Traps
Cops on the side of the road with speed Gun. They have reduced speed to 35 MPH with all the construction.
The bridge is 35mph. At the base of the bridge, once you’ve turned the corner into Okaloosa, the speed drops to 25. The cop sits on the other side of the street waiting for your car to accelerate in speed do to the affect created by the decent from the bridge, and the fact that you normally accellerate into a turn. Then, before you even get to the corner, your being pulled over. He said he was giving us a break by not giving us a $300 ticket; he gave us one for over $120. Also, I noticed several cars stopped all along the main strip on Destin. If you choose to contest the ticket, and the judge finds you guilty than you may have to pay up to $500 in court costs/fees. If you go there (which I don’t recommend) include a budget for paying bogus tickets, from cops targeting tourists. I’ll never go back if I can help it.
Many marked and unmarked Sheriff and FHP park along both sides of the road and over and on the Destin Bridge.