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The American Automobile Association has put out an alert about the town of Waldo, Fla. The highway through town has a 65 mph speed limit, then 55 mph, then 45, then 55, then 45, then 55, then 35. The town “victimizes” motorists for a profit — even the state is investigating allegations that the police chief ordered officers to write a minimum of a ticket an hour, or else. The town’s seven officers wrote an average of 3,637 tickets each last year. Ticket quotas are illegal in Florida. All of that, AAA says, makes Waldo one of two “speed traps” in the United States, and the motoring association has even put up a billboard to warn drivers. (RC/AP) ...In other news, AAA thinks there are only two speed traps in this country.
Original Publication Date: 05 October 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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