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Micanopy speed trap

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by red4512, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. red4512

    red4512 Premium Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    Went thru G-ville and Micanopy last Sat on the way to WDW and sure enough there were 2 'revenue collectors' on I-75 in state trooper cars handing out tickets by Payne's Priarie. Amazing how it's been that way since I went to UF 2 decades ago. And when I returned on Tues,which was a rainy day; I didnt seen one from Wildwood all the way to the state line.
  2. ufMIB

    ufMIB All American

    Apr 3, 2007
    they are always there. Also since the big wreck a few weeks back there is more police presence between 39th exit and the Santa Fe River. Last week there were about 6 motorcycle FHP pulling people over and this morning there were a few FHP chargers gunning. The previous few years there was never really any. Another consistent spot is northbound just south of Lake City around MM 421 south of SR 47, usually one or two there off and on throughout the day. Usually not much presence north of I-10 on 75.

    I-75 becomes a race track southbound once you leave Georgia since there seems to be a cop in GA every couple miles. After new years I drove south from Tifton back to Gainesville with cruise set on 79, only one person passed me to the state line. Once in Florida was getting passed in droves.

    I-10 Madison County usually has a pretty good presence of FHP and County Sheriff. Not sure if they still have the unmarked Tahoes with out of state tags and family stickers on them pulling people over.
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  3. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    I drive that stretch 4 or 5 times a week
    They have been back in their usual spots, just south of the prairie and just south of the Micanopy exit, sometimes on either side N & S when events are on tap
  4. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    They've been there, and at the well advertised (billboards) town of Walcott for years.