Howey In The Hills, Florida Speed Traps
officer sits off road by orange grove on sr19 Outside of Howey in The Hills by mission inn resort
Howey-in-the-Hills is a small town near Leesburg,FL where CR #48 and SR#19 intersect. The town maintains a 35MPH speed which changes to 55mph in all directions. Law enforcement typically “hides in the weeds”” near where the speed reduces to 35mph.”
Officers enforce at both ends of town on Country Road (CR48) coming out of Yalaha and on the eastern side heading toward the Turnpike. Speed limit is 55 and suddenly reduced to 40MPH. The fist section is by Mission Inn.
One officer spends all day ticketing motorist! He must have made the city one of the wealthest small towns in the USA
Highway 19 runs right through Howey-in-the-Hills, and the speed limit goes from 65 on the Turnpike to 55 on Hwy 19, to 45 then 35 within 1/2 mile. The steep downgrade through town makes it just about impossible to remain at the posted 35 mph. Howey Police sit and ambush at the bottom of the hill.