Lake Wales, Florida Speed Traps
As you approach Florida’s Natural heading south, slow down, speed limit changes to 50 mph. When you see the Citgo on the right there is usually a cop there and has already clocked you.
On a four lane divided highway (US HYW 60) a four lane highway with a 40 feet divider and partial limited access a few miles NW of Lake Wales has reduced speed of 55 MPH (shortly after other higher speeds)and a crouching/cruising officer with a LASER GUN providing him instantaneous speed readings. He usually is on the Northwest bound lane of US HIghway 60 on the down/far side of a small hill and will provide a ticket at the drop of a hat without asking what happened or what are you doing just “I clocked you doing 75 in a 55 zone” and the fine is $275.00. He is continuously lighting up cars practically without stop.
4 lane highway drops down to two lanes where the speed limit is 65 or 60 mph until the first passing lane opportunity 3 miles ahead drops down to 55mph while drivers are naturally speeding up to get around trucks, campers, etc. A gold mine for law enforcement!!
East on Hwy.60 just past Hwy 27 overpass entering town after cresting hill. Speed limit drops from 65 t0 40 within 1 mile, 40mph speed limit posted on road that is difficult to see. No normal side of the road posting. Police department exit road just past this area.
Approximately 4 miles east of Lake Wales on State Road 60 they sit in the median just over a hill clocking eastbound traffic.