12 JUL 2018: After being number one for almost a quarter of a century, the Florida towns of Waldo and Lawtey are now no longer designated ‘Traffic Traps’ by AAA. The Automobile Association’s Florida public affairs director Matt Nasworthy reported removing the two cities because they've “made significant improvements.”

They were named speed traps in 1995 following a AAA investigation that found profit and not safety was the primary motivation for issuing tickets.

In Waldo, the police department was eventually found to be issuing speeding tickets based on quotas. The force was disbanded in 2014 and the Alachua County Sheriff's Office now handles traffic enforcement.

The Gainesville Sun reports Lawtey Mayor Jimmie Scott and others asked AAA to lift the designation because it casts a shadow on the town.

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