Right at the intersection of 301 – in Hampton

Hampton, FloridaJul 18, 20111 Comments

The speed limit drops from 65 to 55, if you blink you’ll miss the sign – it comes right up on a traffic light (just recently installed – probably to increase traffic fines). Have been driving this stretch for 4 years commuting back and forth from St. Augustine, FL to the Univ. of Florida. They got me this morning – I couldn’t believe it. I swear I was going over 62 mph. My driving record is (was) spotless. I tried to explain this, the officer was polite enough – said "I’ll see what I can do for you". What he did for me was cite me for 67 mph in a 55 mph zone (if they get you for over 10 mph, the ticket amount ramps up) – a $191 fine. Thanks a lot officer! Unfortunately I cannot avoid this stretch of highway until I graduate. I will make a point of not buying any gasoline, food, etc. along this stretch of 301. I drive over 40,000 miles a year (with my regular job) across the entire SE. This stretch of about 30 miles from Starke, FL – the intersection of Hwy 16 and 301 to Waldo is the worst excuse for abuse of authority (police) that I have ever encountered.

I second the comments above!! It is December 22nd and we just got our $191 ticket...Merry Christmas!! My husband was (supposedly) going 67 within 100 yards of the 65 speed limit sign!! AAA has signs warning of the speed traps in Waldo and Lawtey which are just north and south of this spot, guess these folks decided to cash in on a funding source like their neighbors!
#1Dec 22, 2011Report Abuse

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