ORLANDO, Fla. - About 150,000 drivers were ticketed for speeding in Central Florida last year
Newly released data from Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports 149,369 speeding tickets were issued in 2018.
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Here are the top five Central Florida counties where the most drivers were stopped for speeding.
5. Lake County
Your chances of beating a speeding ticket is not so bad. Of the more than 10,000 tickets issued in 2018, less than 2,000 were handed to drivers in a hurry to reach their destination.
4. Brevard County
Don’t get too comfortable cruising 5 to 10 mph over the speed limit through some cities in Brevard County. 64% of all the tickets issued in 2018 were written by city police.
3. Osceola County
Close to 20,000 tickets were handed out. The Sheriff’s office wrote the most tickets in comparison to city police departments and Florida Highway Patrol. Lead-footed drivers, you’ve been warned.
Total: 17, 614
2. Polk County
Nearly 30,000 tickets were passed out to drivers caught driving faster than the posted speed limit. While drivers in Polk County don’t have to worry about traffic congestion they have to look out for flashing lights in their rearview mirror. Florida Highway Patrol issued more than 10,000 tickets to drivers.
Total: 27, 137
1. Orange County
Known as one of the most popular counties law enforcement stopped more than 40,000 drivers for speeding. If you have a road trip planned over spring break you might want to slow down. Especially if you have plans to visit any of Orlando’s theme parks. in 2018 Orange county issued more tickets than Polk and Osceola combined.
Here is a breakdown of the other counties in Central Florida:
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