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Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:27 PM
 

80 in a 60 at 6 am. that is something to worry about.

I'm not worried one bit about clemson vs the posers. I'll still be in dallas Saturday. You ladies can fret all you want.


a speed trap?

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:31 PM
 

you were going 80. The speed limit is not 80 anywhere in Georgia.

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I set my cruise control at 78

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:38 PM
 

Soon as I hit the border.


Hit a 60 mph stretch ...and didn't realize it until the cop popped me.

He said I was doing 80. So he was lying or my cruise control sucks.



He clearly set a trap for idiots like me . The irony is I use the cruise control to make sure I never get busted for more more than 10 over.


GA is the worst

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:45 PM
 

Sheriff's deputies there for the most part are a bunch of Roscoe P. Coltrane types that sit out in the median trying to make that $$$. I used to travel to Duluth a lot and never failed to see at least a half dozen sitting sideways in the median.


Re: GA is the worst

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 8:51 PM
 

Hah T3! I lived in Duluth - and THOSE boys do NOT play! I found it best to just drive the posted speed ANYWHERE within the Duluth City Limits!

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Do NOT just pay the fine

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Posted: Dec 26, 2018 8:27 AM
 

Search online for a traffic lawyer in the town/area where the ticket came from. That lawyer will go to court for you and get the ticket reduced to a much lower violation, usually resulting in no points and no higher insurance for you. And you'll pay about the same to the lawyer as you would pay for paying off the ticket.


Or better yet just show up


Posted: Dec 26, 2018 1:34 PM
 

You don’t need a lawyer. Yes, you’ll miss a half day of work but it will save you $100-$200 off the ticket and they’ll reduce it down from a super speeder so it won’t affect your insurance.

It’s a racket to produce revenue. Just get there early because the court will be full.


Or better yet just show up


Posted: Dec 26, 2018 1:34 PM
 

You don’t need a lawyer. Yes, you’ll miss a half day of work but it will save you $100-$200 off the ticket and they’ll reduce it down from a super speeder so it won’t affect your insurance.

It’s a racket to produce revenue. Just get there early because the court will be full.


I set my cruise control at 78

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:38 PM
 

Soon as I hit the border.


Hit a 60 mph stretch ...and didn't realize it until the cop popped me.

He said I was doing 80. So he was lying or my cruise control sucks.



He clearly set a trap for idiots like me . The irony is I use the cruise control to make sure I never get busted for more more than 10 over.


My man, 20 over the limit is asking for it

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:52 PM
 

Preaching to the choir at this point...

My philosophy is to never go more than 8 mph over the limit during daylight & no more than 5 mph over at night. Do that and you'll never get a speeding ticket.

FTR - most all cars run about 2mph less than the speedometer displays. So if your speedo said 78 you were probably rolling around 76mph

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 8:06 PM
 

You call yourself an idiot, yet complain about it...

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Re: a speed trap?

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:40 PM
 

20 mph over the posted limit and he calls it a speed trap. SMH

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When he hits a car at 80, or can not react in time to avoid

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 10:55 PM
 

causing an accident that kills someone else's family, he will be crying big tears in front of the police and judge, swearing that he didn't mean to hurt anyone.

Yet, he was so much cooler than everyone else on the road as he went 80 (about 120 mph less than professional race car drivers of which he is too chicken to challenge on a track). Instead, he impresses the "bad drivers" that weren't smart enough to go 80 in a 60. He goes in and out of lanes thinking he is an excellent driver, but is only successful because everyone else is tapping their brakes to make the squeeze work out for him and to save their own lives.



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The aggressive driver is always very sorry standing their with police and emergency personnel beside the interstate.

I drive on the interstate a lot. Have driven across the country many times. The driving is actually worse in the congested east than out west. I am really blown away by the bad driving I see and the potential catastrophic situation some drivers put themselves in. They drive right on the rear end of vehicles going 80 and above. DO they realize that everything must go perfect for them not to have an accident? Do they realize how often the other decent drivers are bailing them out?

Speed Trap? 80 in a 60? Glad that state patrol in my state was doing his job to protect the public from him.


Re: When he hits a car at 80, or can not react in time to avoid


Posted: Dec 26, 2018 12:24 AM
 

Oh my


Agree.. hitting something at 70 is like hitting


Posted: Dec 26, 2018 11:32 AM
 

Marshmellows... and you get 30 minutes to react.

No1 ever dies at 70mph.


Re: a speed trap?


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:05 PM
 

Lots 80 zones in Utah


Most of those 80 mph limits also say "Zero tolerance"


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 8:32 PM
 

Which means, you may get stopped for doing 82.

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Re: a speed trap?

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:28 PM
 

Its 80 out here in Wyoming!

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Re: a speed trap?


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 8:32 PM
 

Yep, I’ve seen 80 in Idaho too. Did Montana get rid of the “daytime no speed limit” sections of interstate?


80 is the speed limit all throughout Utah


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:52 PM
 

It's awesome. Miss it


Re: a speed trap?


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 9:46 PM
 

Actually, there are 80 mph speed limits in several western states and even as high as 85 mph in Texas.


Care to share "Where"?

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:35 PM
 

.

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He can't

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:38 PM
 

or it wouldn't be a TRAP.


Re: He can't

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:42 PM
 

Exactly!!

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Re: Care to share "Where"?

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:55 PM
 

The three worst spots - in no special order (based on 22 years of living in Atlanta and 20-30 trips a year back to the upstate) are:

1. At the weigh station near Lavonia. South of Exit 173. They like to sit in the median/turnaround after you top the hill (southbound).

2. Near the Commerce Exit (Exit 149 - Tanger Outlet Mall). The Banks County Sheriffs are the worst!

3. The Braselton City Police work near Exit 129 - a LOT. The classic ‘city limits incorporate the interstate’.

My favorite question for them was always: “Have you ever actually caught any real criminals?” just kidding... Not much experience on I-85 south of Atlanta.

Safe Travels!

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Interesting the Banks County Sheriff's last name is Speed.

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:03 PM
 

Carlton Speed.


Re: Care to share "Where"?

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:12 PM
 

Exit 177 overpass. Exit 173 Lavonia area. Carnsville. Both exits.


Re: Care to share "Where"?

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:24 PM
 

Bill, that's not where it goes down to 60, so if you are under 80 there, you will not get pulled. There are about a half doze places under construction, usually where they are supposedly working on a bridge for the widening. It is a work zone, but there are never any workers there when I go by. I always slow down to about 65 there.


when I came back through pennsylvania last

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:30 PM
 

summer, I kept going through areas saying stuff about cameras getting license plates for speeders. I did try to slow down to the construction posted speed, but everybody in the clump was generally going about 20 over. Did make me kind of paranoid. Sort of expected to get home and find a Penn DMV envelope with a ticket in it. I really, really hate speed traps and all the various ways highway patrol uses to snare folks. Then again, I did get a strange pleasure out of watching one of the hidden crawlers in New York whip out from an access road to nail the clown who blew by me.


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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:49 PM
 

I was busted by a camera for speeding in Arizona. I got home from a golf trip and received a letter with a picture of me driving a rental car and a ticket for speeding. Good thing it was a camera that caught me because I'm sure there were some previous barley pops consumed.

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Re: Care to share "Where"?


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 9:34 PM
 

Yep. Franklin County is pure revenue generatuon based. Hart County tries to get drugs. The others you mentioned are straight up money grubbers.


I was about 15 miles from the mall***

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:59 PM
 




Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:39 PM
 

Thats borderline Super Speeder status. Meaning you arent allowed to drive in Georgia, and you get an additional $200 fee on top of your ticket.Failure to pay the Super Speeder fees turns into an arrest warrant in Georgia.


Ya got lucky, not super lucky, but lucky.


Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:43 PM
 

In Virginia it is considered reckless driving. You can lose your license. And yes, 80 mph is reckless.

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Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:45 PM
 

Reckless cannot be determined on a blanket basis. For some 80 is, for others it simply is not, whether due to attention, car capability or reflexes. You can’t legitimately say 80 is out and out reckless for everyone.

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Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:53 PM
 

Don’t live in Virginia do you?

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Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:16 PM
 

A government using the word reckless does not indeed reckless make

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Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:16 PM
 

A government using the word reckless does not indeed reckless make

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Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 8:36 PM
 

They don’t call it “The Communist State” for nothin’.


Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:13 PM
 

In SC 25 over is 6 points and Reckless driving charge.


I wouldn't say 80 is reckless. It's very easy to drift


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:36 PM
 

up to 80 on an interstate, if you cruise at roughly 70. I would agree that 85 is kind of pushing it. Usually if you are whipping along at that speed, you'll notice it, even if you might be wool-gathering.


Tell that to Montana.***


Posted: Dec 26, 2018 12:39 AM
 



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Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 26, 2018 8:22 AM
 

Yep, I was traveling 81-S snd had cruise set for 5 over. Tapped my break a some point before going down a big hill and my big rental gathered some down hill speed. Trooper sitting in the median introduced me to Va's hazardous driving law.


I just returned from Rock Hill via I-77, and at one point

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:42 PM
 

my grandson said, "Is there some reason you have to drive 90 MPH?"

The only thing I could think of: "I'm in a hurry to go to the bathroom."

To which he replied, "Yeah, Paw Paw, but we just left less than 10 minutes ago." lol

I like two speeds: fast and stop.........!

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Re: I just returned from Rock Hill via I-77, and at one point

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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 6:56 PM
 

I too, find that sometimes it's wise to listen to my grandsons. Isn't it amazing how lead in a certain part of our body runs down into our foot on the pedal.

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Posted: Dec 26, 2018 6:30 AM
 

as I have had that lead foot since I've been driving.

Several years ago on a trip to Texas, my brother's wife leaned across a seat and said, "Gosh, I don't remember driving 100 MPH across a bridge before."

I was on I-10 on the 26 mile bridge west of Baton Rouge heading toward Beaumont, driving my Mustang convertible...with the top down, the radio playing rock and roll and a drink in hand...in the left lane. Told her there was a reason why the speedometer read 160, I didn't see any cops and saw no reason to poke along.

Even my son insists on driving, which usually causes arguments as he thinks speed limits are there for a reason. (lol) Best friend's wife absolutely will not ride with me driving for another reason: she knows I usually carry loaded pistols on trips...one in the glove box, another under the driver's seat. Locked, loaded RTG. lol

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Where is it 60mph on I85? Outside Atlanta?


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:11 PM
 

I'be never driven less than 79 on I-85 in GA until I hit Atlanta.

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Yes.. about a 2 mile stretch that is 60.. just before


Posted: Dec 26, 2018 8:36 AM
 

You get into atl


Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:14 PM
 

That is why I don't travel any where without Escort/Passport 9500ix radar detector You should never leave home without one!!! You could have bought a new one for about the price of that one ticket. $300 new!!!

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Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 9:46 PM
 

They are worthless. I am a retired officer. In the old days of big powered x band without the "button," a detector was 100% detection. The high powered x band was always on and could be picked up 2 or more miles away.
Then came KA and the instant on button. It's detectable range is pretty much line of sight. With instant on, your radar detector will beep when you are being clocked.
Sometimes you will get lucky and find the lazy officer who leaves it on or the one who is bad at guessing speed and turns it on too often. Don't count on one to save you. I never pressed the "button" unless it was a ticket I was going to write. A radar detector never helped anyone avoid a ticket from me.
Having said that, I despised writing speeding tickets. I worked drug interdiction and speeding tickets were a necessary part of it. I gave as many warnings as I could get by with.


Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 9:52 PM
 

Well, technically not retired for a couple more years.


Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 26, 2018 7:48 AM
 

Nope they work just fine especially on the interstate.
You see when you flip it on a car a mile or 2 ahead of me, I then slow down . I have had a radar detector for about 15 years and it has saved me 100’s of times.


Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 26, 2018 7:54 AM
 

And my RD is capable of picking up all bands , k , kA , x , laser you name it .
When KA came out it helped the law but now the Radar dectors pick it up for 1-2 miles. So while you are running it on someone ahead of me I know it.
My RD says KA alert .


BUY A RADAR DETECTOR


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:44 PM
 

This ain't hard, people.

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Don’t always work


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:54 PM
 

I got hit by an instant-on radar on 26 near Columbia years ago. All my radar detector did was put a smile on the trooper’s face when he pulled up behind me and zapped me one more time just for fun.


But it is hard...


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 8:00 PM
 

...radar detectors have been almost useless for a long time. Most use the instant on laser detectors, get you in their sights and zap you before you have any kind of opportunity to respond.

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Posted: Dec 26, 2018 11:38 AM
 

I use the cruise control to avoid speeding tickets. Ive only had 4 in the 29 years I've been driving, including this one.

Simply didn't notice it drop to 60. It was 6 in the morning as needed no1 was on the road. Simply didn't notice.

Should have been 78 in a 60.


Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 7:58 PM
 

Not sure this has been discussed but as someone who has been caught speeding in GA, they have the additional “Super Speeder” fine, which is $250, in addition to the ticket fine! Such a crock!

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Trooper or local?


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 8:12 PM
 

Much different rules to follow. If it was a trooper you’re effed.

Locals have to be in plane sight for 500’. Can’t be within so many feet of a speed limit sign. City/County must have the speed detection device warning sign. Lots of rules for them to follow.


He knew what he was doing.. wrote 585 ft.


Posted: Dec 26, 2018 8:40 AM
 

On the ticket which I assume means 585 ft after the speed limit dropped to 60.

It was 6 am so it was still dark. Just didn't realize I got hit a 60 mph zone or I would have changed the cruise control to 68.


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Posted: Dec 25, 2018 8:27 PM
 



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What county? Franklin?


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 8:29 PM
 

80 in a 60 is not minor. I think 80 in a 70 is still considered speeding.

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Re: Got busted in a georgia i85 speed trap yesterday


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 8:49 PM
 

Georgia super speeder fine. Look out for it. Not sure if this qualifies or not. But check it out. May be worth going to court and pleading down. $200 additional fine from the state that you may not otherwise know about until after paying your ticket therefore pleading guilty so there is no way back.


Silly me. I just drive the speed limit and never seem to


Posted: Dec 25, 2018 10:10 PM
 

have any problems.

It's pronounced "L Heff A" and it means "The Boss".


Congrats. Absolutely no reason to go that fast

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Posted: Dec 26, 2018 1:07 AM
 

You want to get somewhere quick? Buy a plane ticket. I have to go 9 over on I-85 in order not to get run off the road. I wish more people like you would get pulled over. Add cell phones to the equation and you have a recipe for disaster. Slow down - it’s easier on your vehicle and you save money at the pump. Plus, it’s safer. Rant over


So you do 1 mph faster than I do on 85


Posted: Dec 26, 2018 11:29 AM
 

Slow down speedy


Corey Smith, is that you??


Posted: Dec 26, 2018 8:54 AM
 

Eff the Po Po!


So most, not all, of this conservative bunch that stresses


Posted: Dec 26, 2018 4:59 PM
 

law and order when it comes to rounding up undocumented Mexican housekeepers or construction workers and putting them in detention centers separated from their families, believes the speed limit laws are to be laughed, abused, and even purchase equipment to help them break it. One of these lawbreakers is much more likely to cost someone their life and I don't think its the housekeeper, or construction worker. I don't think its the 7-year old Guatemalan boy or girl in the detention facility that we should be afraid of.


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