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Old 06-01-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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No, they aren't.

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Exactly...I don't know why the rest of the people responding are acting like it's hard to find a rough part of town if you aren't familiar with the city. I've lived in Florida long enough to know that the hoods here don't look much different from middle class living and that they are very close to tourist/nice areas. Is it like this in small towns too?
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Default *snicker*

Hahahahaa! Rofl!

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Arm yourself. Each person in your party should carry a loaded sidearm. Tint your windows dark. Get your car armored and make sure it covers your tires so they don't get shot out. Make sure you have run-flats in case of stop strips. Have a CB radio to call for police help. Wear kevlar body vests. Carry a surgical kit in case someone gets shot and needs to have a bullet removed on the spot. Don't carry cash. Get a trained bodyguard to escort you, one with tactical firearms and weapons training, and who knows hand to hand combat maneuvers, and is a skilled getaway driver.

Your very life is at stake. Good luck as you make your way through the dangerous minefields of Sanford, Bradenton, and ...dare I say it? Southwest Florida...

Relax. You'll be fine. I'm guessing you're very young, right?
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Avoid driving on U.S. 301 through the towns of Lawtey or Waldo.
Well known speed traps, strickly enforced and identified as such by the AAA.
Avoid driving in any area where there is a street called 'Martin Luther King'.
Or you could just drive the speed limit.

Do tell why to avoid MLK streets?
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Arm yourself. Each person in your party should carry a loaded sidearm. Tint your windows dark. Get your car armored and make sure it covers your tires so they don't get shot out. Make sure you have run-flats in case of stop strips. Have a CB radio to call for police help. Wear kevlar body vests. Carry a surgical kit in case someone gets shot and needs to have a bullet removed on the spot. Don't carry cash. Get a trained bodyguard to escort you, one with tactical firearms and weapons training, and who knows hand to hand combat maneuvers, and is a skilled getaway driver.

Your very life is at stake. Good luck as you make your way through the dangerous minefields of Sanford, Bradenton, and ...dare I say it? Southwest Florida...

Relax. You'll be fine. I'm guessing you're very young, right?
Maybe they should get a tank, or that bus from dawn of the dead. Remember in Florida shoot first and ask questions never.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:10 PM
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Location: Metro Atlanta
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I was once buggered by a random hobo at a gas station near downtown Orlando, and I was chased by a pit bull after a bad meth deal at a Stuckey's near Yeehaw Junction (I shouldn't have also asked for a free pecan log) ... apart from that, I've never had any troubles traveling throughout Florida.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Do tell why to avoid MLK streets?
It's a Chris Rock joke about how streets named after Dr King frequently go right through ghetto and projects- "If a friend calls you on the telephone and says they're lost on Martin Luther King Boulevard and they want to know what they should do, the best response is 'Run!'"
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:39 PM
 
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Or you could just drive the speed limit.

Do tell why to avoid MLK streets?
That's easy to say, if you know those towns. If you don't, and you do what 95% of people do...namely, drive about 5-8 miles over the speed limit, and don't keep an eagle eye out for rapid changes in speed limit signs...then it's easy to get yanked over in those towns. They'll pull you for going one mile over the limit right after you've passed the third sign in a row over a half-mile lowering the speed limit from 55 to 35.

A warning about those podunks is good advice to people who have never been through them.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:09 AM
 
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That's easy to say, if you know those towns. If you don't, and you do what 95% of people do...namely, drive about 5-8 miles over the speed limit, and don't keep an eagle eye out for rapid changes in speed limit signs...then it's easy to get yanked over in those towns. They'll pull you for going one mile over the limit right after you've passed the third sign in a row over a half-mile lowering the speed limit from 55 to 35.

A warning about those podunks is good advice to people who have never been through them.
The Billboards alerting you to a speed trap are rather clear.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:23 PM
 
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The billboards are only still up for Lawtey
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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That's easy to say, if you know those towns.
I don't know anyone who would blatantly blow through a small town. It's pretty common knowledge that most small towns don't take speeding lightly.
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