Tampa, Florida Speed Traps
Motorcycle police at 4001 N Riverside Dr, Tampa, FL 33603
there’s an older unmarked dark blue car Pet Sitting entire town when you cross the bridge on Hillsborough Avenue pulling everybody over for speeding
Just North of the USF (Univ. of South Fla.) Campus. I was heading east on Fletcher Ave. at night. I was doing 50 MPH in a 45 zone. There is a retirement high rise building ( John Knox Village) about a 1/8 mi. or so east of Bruce B. Downs Blvd on the north side of Fletcher Ave. The speed limit drops abruptly from 45 MPH to 35 with a warning sign that says Senior Zone or Senior Citizen Zone. ( I didn’t see any senior citizens out and about at 2AM when I received the ticket). This is very easy to miss, especially when driving at night, and especially if you don’t drive in that area very much. The USF Campus police are waiting in on-campus parking lots for unknowing speed violators. They basically write tickets at will and raise alot of money for USF at the public’s expense. Please watch out if you’re in this area.
P.S.- I will admit though, the USF officer was nice enough to cut me a break on the speeding ticket and gave me a seat belt ticket instead. I guess I have to thank him for that!
As soon as you pass the fowler exit, Florida highway patrol are on the right side with a laser gun and about 6-7 marked patrol cars are waiting.
In the final turn of the expressway, the speed limit suddenly drops from 65 to 40. As you come off the ramp, motorcycle cops hide on the corner of Twiggs and Meridian – behind signage, poles and tall shrubs – and hit you with a laser as you are decelerating.