Caution: State Trooper on 30-A near WaterColor by lake this morning!

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  1. Solar Steve

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    I guess, since spring break is almost over they come out to get the locals.
    He is there this morning!
    Careful driving: 25mph:boxing:

    Concerned local
     
  2. deborsk

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    My husband got a ticket there shortly after they posted the new 25 mph--he was going 35. So, I make sure to keep it at 25; however, I cannot tell you how many times have passed me on the Western Lake bridges. Where was the trooper then?
     
  3. Bob Wells

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    Amazing, folks want law and order but not when affects them.
     
  4. steel1man

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    # need4speed
     
  5. m1a1mg

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    BS Bob, most of us want it equally enforced. This isn't the first time that FHP has been out in force, right after a bunch of tourists leave. Why not enforce 25 during Spring Break??
     
  6. Andy A

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    While it does seem the FHP does target locals, maybe it is because we should know better. Overall, I agree with Bob, and my family has been the subject of a ticket for speeding in a 25 mph zone.
     
  7. m1a1mg

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    Not looking for a fight Andy, but just enforce the law evenly. Is that too much to ask? What's more dangerous, speeding when the area is packed with people, or right after they all leave?
     
  8. Leader of the Banned

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    I know very few people who never exceed the speed limit. I'll graciously accept any warning of a speed trap I can get. Thank you.
     
  9. Lake View Too

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    To me, it's terribly distracting to be looking for the cop, and trying to keep an eye on my speedometer, straining to get it down to 25, when, all the while, I should be on the look out for bicyclers.

    It also messes up my texting and one hand photo shoots...
     
  10. Leader of the Banned

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    I feel safer in Watercolor when I see people speeding. It's much more difficult for them to pull off a drive-by.
     
  11. Bob Wells

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    I have no issue with folks letting other folks know about a speed trap. I have issue with the fact that the only reason they are out there is because the tourist have left attitude and they are here to pick on us locals. I would venture to guess, 1. They would prefer to be doing something else and 2. they were requested to sit along 30a occasionally and being there is a lull, well here they are. This is just a guess. I would bet that you would definitely be whining if law enforcement wasn't there for you when spring breakers were messing with the 30A way.
     
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  12. m1a1mg

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    No Bob, using logic.

    For the past month there were tourists on bicycles riding along the bike path between Grayton and Watercolor. As you well know, there are two points where a wayward child who drifts off the pah could easily get hit by a car. Or, I suppose, a drunken adult could as well. While all those people were doing this, cars were buzzing by at 35-50 mph. And there was no one enforcing the speed limit.

    Now, with the bike path empty, comparatively, the FHP shows up to monitor traffic. Now, you can look at that however you like, but from my perspective, it seems as though the folks around here who believe the tourists can do as they damn well please, might just have a point.
     
  13. deborsk

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    As one who uses the bike path, I appreciated that the speed limit is 25. As I said before, I travel that area staying at the 25 mph limit...just wish others would follow suit. Passing me there makes it even more dangerous for those who use the path. Hopefully the county will redo the bridges like they did at Eastern Lake.
     
  14. deborsk

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    I appreciate the 25 mph limit--just wish there were consequences for those who don't obey it--I have even had folks pass me going through Seaside between the stop sign and 395...that is just plain stupidity!
     
  15. Solar Steve

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    Just letting everyone know about the situation & 25mph!
    I wish the bikers would obey the stop signs also...
    Just sayin'
     
  16. Jimmy T

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    If you use WAZE for navigation (https://www.waze.com/),
    you can report and view officers along your route.

    And I wish *everybody* would obey the stop signs...
     
  17. Lake View Too

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    How many of you have actually gotten your speed down to 25mph for the duration of that speed zone? I haven't been able to do it, ever. And I have tried, repeatedly. I've broken the law so many times. I feel so bad. Where can I turn myself in?
     
  18. Leader of the Banned

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    I got down to 30, but any lower and I experience shakes, chills, sweating, and vomitting. It's not worth it.
     
  19. Lake View Too

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    Another damn lawbreaker!
     
  20. carson

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    I can't drive...55.
     

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