Saint Augustine, Florida Speed Traps
May Street is part of A1A North commencing at the Carosel on San Marco Ave running easterly to Vilano Beach. Part of the Road is a causeway and high rise bridge. In the two mile street the speed limit changes three times.
As you turn off SR 16 onto CR 208 and proceed in a westward direction, the speed shifts from 35mph to 45mph for the next mile or so. The troopers usually set up behind some trees at the entrance to a subdivision and clock you coming at them. The problem is that it looks like the speed should be 55 and the tendency is to speed up once you get past the fast food/motel area.
Another version of this is for the eastbound traffic on cr 208, coming off a 55 mph limit to 45mph then abruptly 35 mph when you get near the intersection of 208/16. The troopers hide in the entrance of a trailer park and get you if you don’t slow to 35mph soon enough.
Your best bet is to slow to 35 when you come around the big curve and pass the entrance to a development.
The County has equipped this intersection with photo cameras mounted on the traffic lights. This is to reduce running yellow lights. Unfortuately the yellow light have not been increased in duration. This is a crowded intersetion espically at peak AM & PM hours. You will not see a policeman. You get the ticket in the Mail! Also at the intersection of 312 & US1, 207 & US1. Watch for others to be added to the system. They stick above the horizontal steel columns that hold the traffic light; are about 3 high and are currently silver with a small camera on top. Smile, you’re on criminal camera!
City Police cruiser parks partially hidden behind a roadside building on the northbound side, anytime from early morning to late afternoon. They are eager to bolster the general fund. Fines, I am told begin ar $200.
Between the intersection of 312 (at McDonald’s) and the Alligator Farm on Anastasia Blvd./A1A there are always police in the mornings.