Speed traps: 165
You’re less likely to break the speed limit on your daily commute than you are on vacation, where you’re in a strange place and don’t know the laws or the speed traps, Dornsife says. So, Orlando, home of Disney World and Universal Studios and Sea World, benefits from a steady stream of tourists – and revenue from speeding tickets.
“Orlando definitely has speed traps,” said Amy Mariani, a former traffic reporter for Clear Channel Radio. Some of the worst ones, she said, are Colonial Drive (State Route 50), where the speed limit constantly changes, the Beachline (State Route 528) as motorists drive west from the airport (That’s right, they get you straight from the airport!) and I-4, especially downtown near the Millenia Mall.
Plus, Dornsife says, Orlando was one of the early adopters for red-light cameras – they were using them even before state laws allowed them to. In the first three months, he says, the cameras here generated 700 tickets.
And, they’re tough: One motorist noted on Speedtrap.org that officers on motorcycles often snag motorists in a short school zone for doing three to four miles over the speed limit.