Lake Placid, Florida Speed Traps
After you turn on Lake Clay Drive from Cty Rte 621 there is a curve and they sit there on the right catching people heading for Rte 621 going over 30 mph and for no seat belts. A no seat belt ticket was $114! They sometimes stop on the opposite side too.
South of town turning off 27 onto Lake Mirrow Drive just across the rail road tracks the police use unmarked silver & black Chargers. Sometimes they use marked cars. They stop people coming from the other direction towards 27 and turning onto Mirrow Lake.
On US 27, North of Fl. Hospital the speed limit is 65, then 55 and then 45 at the hospital exit. The police park in the orange grove just North of the hospital enterance and catch speeders going both ways.
Police sit at the crest of the hill looking for speeders in the school zone. The speed limit through town and around the circle is 30mph, but when you exit the circle, it drops immediately to 20mph during school hours. Yes, there is a school-zone sign with flashing lights, but it sits high on a post, and during the afternoon, you round the curve and have the sun in your eyes. And if you drop the sunvisor, it blocks out the sign and lights due to their height. The fine is close to $300…I know. The sign is at that height for an obvious reason…so you don’t see it. This is especially applicable to out-of-town drivers who are not familiar with the school zone.
When heading south from Sebring on US 27, after you gone under the overpass and up the hill, you will go from 65 mph, down to 50mph and then finally once you are almost in front of the Publix shopping center, it is 45mph, the police sit in the meadian early in the morning before day break, usually faced toward the north bound lanes, but sometimes faced toward the south bound. They are there quite often.