Speed TrapsPosted by on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
Florida Highway Patrol wrote over 200 citations in less than one month’s time on a stretch of road in Plant City, Florida (SR-60). There is some construction going on in that area, and police presence is magnified as a result. The problem is that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has been covering the speed limit signs with black plastic bags (like a trash bag or something similar). Covering the signs in this manner is a violation of federal guidelines that suggest putting speed limit signs near every major intersection. Typically, in construction zones, there are new speed limit signs erected. I’m not sure so they are justifying not having any. I think that construction workers should be safe, but this is an obvious trap. There’s no reason for them not to have signs posted for miles.
Florida Highway Patrol has been written about previously on this blog when they were giving motorists bogus tickets for flashing their headlights to warn of speed traps.