US Highway 90 near Interstate 10

Midway, FloridaJun 09, 20071 Comments

Ten miles west of Tallahassee, 4-lane US 90 intersects I-10 and continues in a northwest direction toward the city of Quincy. The first quarter-mile or so west of the interstate, US 90 deserves its 45-mph speed limit due to the presence of truckstops, gas stations, etc. Further west, US 90 continues as a divided 4-lane highway in a totally rural setting–yet the speed limit stays at 45 mph for another 3 miles before jumping to 55 and then 65 mph. This stretch of highway (near the town of Midway) is swarming with highway patrol and sheriff’s vehicles who find easy pickin’s because of the low speed limit. By keeping my speed to 52 mph or less, I haven’t yet been pulled … there’s plenty of bigger fish to be ticketed.

The bigger problem is driving eastbound from Quincy. The speed limit is 65 most of the way. It is even 65 in front of the Florida State Police Academy, but drops suddenly to 45 in a totally wooded rural area. State cars on their way to Tallahassee, or highway patrol on to their way to lunch at the truck stop, regularly ignore this speed drop until they get farther into Midway. If you are a person who drives highway conditions, you could easily miss the change to 45 and they WILL stop you!
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