Indian Shores, Florida Speed Traps
There is an older cop that sits there probably for 8 hours a day! speed limit is 40 and writes tickets for 7-8 over! I always see him stopping cars day and night! preying on the tourists and locals
The Town Indian Shores police has a trap on the West side just over the hump of the Park Blvd Bridge (county road 694). They park so they are hidden by the Hump in the bridge as the two lanes expand to three for the right hand turn off at Gulf Blvd. at the west end of the bridge. The road at that point is wide enough for 4 lanes but the right lane is marked with Diagonal stripes like you would see in a median. The Police car sits in that area and you can not see them over the hump. The speed limit is 40mph but there are no signs on the West bound lanes. The east bound lane have signs. The speed limit on Park Blvd is mostly 45mph until a mile from the bridge where there are some very hard to notice signs just past the traffic light at Oakhurst/137th St. and Park Blvd. This is a very active intersection with a lot going on so if you area that intersection you are trying to pay attention to the traffic and may not see the change in the speed limit. He parks there mostly between the rush hours and late evening when traffic is light and one may think that they are alone on the road. Then Surprise!
On Gulf Blvd, just south Of Park Blvd ramp, in the Boat Ramp Entrance. Officer hides to catch north bound traffic. Speed limit drops to 25MPH from 35. The speed is very low for a 4 lane road. Watch out!
Gulf Boulevard is a divided 4 lane road. Northbound just before the turn to the Park Blvd bridge the speed limit drops from 35 mph to 25 mph then up to 30 in less than 100 Fort The oposite side (south bound) the limit does not change it is always 35mph.
The officer claims that the speed limit is 25mph due to road construction but the construction is 1 1/2 miles north of there well past the the trap.
Speeding up to the bridge is fine, but never ever on the way down, where you make a right to Indian Shores, or a left to Redington beach. Be careful he is always there anytime of the day. He is in a white Ford Explorer with minimal markings. The markings read Indians Shores POLICE.