Slow Down in Georgia

Beginning August 1, Georgia will be on a speeding ticket frenzy, so slow down and keep your foot light on the gas pedal.

Slow Down in Georgia

Slow Down in Georgia

For those of us that venture across the border, north into Georgia from time to time, the Atlanta Journal Constitution has reported that beginning August 1, there will be even more reasons to slow down and keep your foot light on the gas pedal. Georgia is planning a 30 day speeding ticket frenzy. Fifty state troopers will be on duty at all times of the day. They are expected to pull over a car every 10 to 20 minutes and people driving over 5 mph over the posted speed limit should expect to be targeted. 30 brand new unmarked Dodge Charger Police cruisers have been issued as well.

Georgia expects that $9 million will be generated in speeding fines. One million of this money will pay the state trooper’s overtime and the remainder will be used toward budget deficits. The troopers will be focused on patrolling the seven main intersections and highways in Georgia.

They are:
I-20 east and west

I-75 north and south

I-85 north and south

I-675 north and south

GA-985 north and south

GA-316 east and west

GA-400 north and south

Although none of these are close to the border, it is usual to see Camden County Sheriff’s cars lining I-95 clocking the speed of the cars and pulling them over. Expect this to become more common as government agencies need to raise money for their bottom line. If you don’t want to contribute, be sure to slow down.

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3 Comments

  1. tommylee

    boy, they did already the calculations and split the spoils. Put it on cruise control people. 4 miles above the limit.

  2. publisher_sa

    Paying overtime for playing cop and robber in a Dodge Charger? What irks me even more however is that in the $9 million in expected “revenues” there is no mention of paying for the 30 brandnew Dodge Charger toys, courtesy of the same tax payer they now want to nail of 5 miles over the limit. I hope all speedometer calibrations are correct, because else there are going to be bunch of court cases in the slipstream of this folly.
    Good thing I have absolutely no reason in the world to go to Georgia in August.

  3. Blacklablover

    Thanks for the head's up. We drive back and forth to Kingsland, GA several times a month.
    I was ticketed on Haddock Road last year, doing 6 miles over (the posted 45). This road is adjacent to Highway 40 and St. Marys Road (1st exit off I-95 heading north) and beckons one to drive faster because it is long, winding, and not congested. Watch out for State Trooper, “Vinnie.” He's nice, but knows how to write 'em up.

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