Marathon, Florida Speed Traps
The speed limit decreases from 45 to 35 mph just past Publix going south, but that’s not where the action is. Massive enforcement – we are talking about almost constant sirens – happens right as the road narrows from two lanes on each side to one. I’m sorry to say that one day when I was thinking about other matters, I neglected to slow down and got zapped.
The Keys has been notorious for strict speed limit enforcement – it is actually mentioned in a popular guidebook – but 90% of the activity I’ve seen is at this specific trap.
The cop who got me claimed that this is due to the dangerous road. He said the limit was lowered when the highway was no longer divided, but honestly I don’t see much in the way of increased danger. There is no question that this is highly lucrative for the city. I think the city should fix the road by giving it the extra lane it urgently needs, but that would cost money instead of make it …
side of road
US HWY1, Leaving Town towards Key West, 1st Bridge. US1 has several speed limits that change over short distances. Officers will be waiting on a parking lot just before the bridge, and they ticket GROUPS of cars. The posted speed limit is 45 mph, changing to 55 mph at the bridge. Small town with low revenue.
I have never seen so many cops. Speed drops from 45 to 35, and it’s all they seem to have time to do. I made the mistake of fighting one once. I can’t believe that it wasn’t listed here already.