The City of Waldo Named as a Speed Trap

New Sheriff Asks for Ticket After Getting Caught Speeding
Posted at 4:27 PM, Sep 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-03 13:46:14-04

WALDO, FL. (WTXL) - The North Florida Town of Waldo is facing allegations that the town victimizes motorists to turn a profit. The city hired media consultant, Ron Sachs.

Sachs was hired to help with the city's PR after the incident came into the national spot light. He says, that the city needs to change the array of speed limits to just one.

Triple A named the tiny town between Jacksonville and Gainesville one of only two "traffic traps" nationwide and even placed an attention-getting billboard outside the limits of the town to warn drivers to slow down before entering.

Police Chief Mike Szabo was suspended by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement four years ago for suspected improprieties in the way officers write tickets.

The issue then burst into the open two weeks later at a Waldo City Council meeting when a group of police officers said they had been ordered by Szabo to write at least 12 tickets per 12 hour shift.