Jacksonville, FloridaFeb 01, 20000 Comments

There are a number of speed traps in Jacksonville especially at Interstate Junctions.Here are some of the notorious

1) I-95/295 junction near Greenland Road overpass on Southend (Exit 97) I-295 exit coming from the North is to the left so it is hard not to speed and there are bushes in the median where FHP and Local PD like to hide. The area from Exit 97-99 (I-95/295 jct, Philips Highway@I95, Southside Blvd ) are notorious areas with as many as 10 police or FHP including unmarked and motorcyle cops pulling over speeders and the Speed Limit is 65 but highway is 6-8 lanes. Various radar including instant on-off used.

2) I-95 between Exits 100 and 101, about 1/2 mile North of Baymeadows Road on I-95 there is an opening in the median where FHP likes to radar motorist especially instant on-off radar.

3) Interstate 10 and 1-295 on the Westside the Speed Limit changes from 70-60-55 less than a mile going Eastbound. Most motorist think the speed limit does not drop until you get to I-295 ramps but it drops after the Marietta exit (exit 52). FHP loves this area they like to hide near the I-295 overpass. It is convenient because the new FHP Station is at I-295@Normandy Blvd about 2 miles away. Recently there has been beefed up patrols on I-10 by FHP near the Rest Area before Chaffee Road (Exit 51) on both sides. Airplanes are used in this trap.

4) I-95/295 on the Northend of Jacksonville the Speed Limit on I-95 south between I-295/9A jct (exit 126AB) the speed limit changes rapidly from 70-60-55 m.p.h. between I-295 and Dunn Avenue and traffic seems to move about 70-75 due to the low traffic volume in the 55 m.p.h.area.Usually ran by FHP but sometimes Local PD

5) St. Johns Bluff Road between Butler Blvd. and University of North Florida patrolled by UNF Police. Speed Limit on 9A which turns into St. Johns Bluff changes form 65-55-45 and Butler Blvd. Speed Limit is 60 m.p.h. St. Johns Bluff speed limit is 50 but changes to 45 before UNF and traffic flow is generally 60-70 m.p.h.

6) Baymeadows and Southside Blvd. lots of construction very congested speed limit 45 changes to 35. Speeding Fines are doubled in construction zones. Even though they never work on the road they love to catch speeders. When the traffic dies down in late evening traffic can finally flow more than 35-45 m.p.h. on this road except police try to make traffic in Jacksonville worse by slowing it down.

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