In this Aug. 29, 2014 photo, drivers enter the town of Waldo, Fla., where motorists can encounter many different speed limits in a roughly two-mile drive. The AAA auto club named the tiny town between Jacksonville and Gainesville one of only two Г¬traffic trapsГ® nationwide. The other town is nearby Lawtey. Now Waldo is facing a scandal over its traffic tickets. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)
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Jason Dearen

In this Aug. 29, 2014 photo, drivers enter the town of Waldo, Fla., where motorists can encounter many different speed limits in a roughly two-mile drive. The AAA auto club named the tiny town between Jacksonville and Gainesville one of only two Г¬traffic trapsГ® nationwide. The other town is nearby Lawtey. Now Waldo is facing a scandal over its traffic tickets. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)

Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

By Jason Dearen

Associated Press

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WALDO, Fla. — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it’s no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph.

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