Punta Gorda, Florida Speed Traps
State Route 41 near Good Will Store
New speed limits go from 60 to 50 to 40 m.p.h. Today there were FIVE sheriff cars with people pulled over and another on motorcycle waiting for the sixth. This was coming South, as the speed increases. They also watch going North, as the speed decreases approaching the city.
E. Marion Avenue near Interstate 75
As you enter the city of Punta Gorda coming from I-75, there is usually one and often two PGPD cruisers hiding in the funeral home parking lot on the left side of Marion Ave just before the Post Office. They are hidden by the funeral home, so speeders won’t see them until it is too late. Marion Ave is a three-lane street going one-way into Punta Gorda. The speed limit changes from 45 to 35 as you enter town. The police grab speeders there almost every morning during the morning commute.
US Highway 41 near Marion Avenue
Southbound on US 41 (Tamiami Tr.)over the bridge from Port Charlotte to Punta Gorda is 45 mpg. It drops to 30 mpg upon entering Punta Gorda with a radar unit in wait.
Marion Avenue near Exit Number 164
The speed limit of 35 mph is strictly enforced with zero tolerance once you enter the Punta Gorda city limits after exiting Interstate 75, as well as along US 41. Charlotte County, north of the Peace River is also a zero tolerance area with County sheriffs’cars often being unmarked, low profile vehicles. Charlotte County has publicly stated that if you break the law in any way you will be caught and this includes unpublished traffic stops.
You can enjoy yourself more by vacationing in Naples or the Florida Keys.
State Highway 17
Hwy 17 westbound is same as Marion Ave, one way after exiting I-75. Cops sit on left side, facing west, visible & ready to pounce between Cooper and downtown Punta Gorda.