Leesburg, Florida Speed Traps
Off duty Sheriffs, 20 mph and watching stop signs and seat belt , tickets running very high, $160 +
Local cop occasionally stations himself at the bend of an S curve, where he can conveniently monitor traffic in both directions before he can be seen.
I was a former editor at the Leesburg Commercial (15 minutes away) and can tell you this is still a speed trap town trying to generate revenue from unsuspecting travelers. It’s a pathetic little town with two convenience stores, one stop light and a dying antiques store. Less than 1,000 residents. They still have a quickly graduated 55-45-35 mph setup and will nail you if they can. I went through there 11/12 and Gomer (I swear they only have one cop) was sitting on the right-hand side of the road aimed at people going north. Go slow and you can get out of this sad little town in 10 minutes.
Officers often parked at the closed "Joy Food Store" , airport entrance and by Lincoln Mercury dealer in the closed Suzuki dealership. Also by Gallery furniture across street. Motorcycle cops often around too. They don’t bother you if your 5 and under speed limit.
Usually 2 parked police cars waiting in church parking lot on W. Main St. and occasionally in the empty lot closer to U.S. Hwy. 27 – there is a light at this busy intersection.