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#1 Don't Ask Why

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 02:40 PM

Has anyone here had to pay a speeding ticket in the county of Douglas lately? 56 in a 35
just wondering about how much that's gonna cost.

(not my citation, Thank Goodness!)
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 02:44 PM

Has anyone here had to pay a speeding ticket in the county of Douglas lately? 56 in a 35
just wondering about how much that's gonna cost.

(not my citation, Thank Goodness!)



My kid got a 51 in a 40 in Cobb recently--it was $270. My husband said there was a new state law about super speeders--10 miles or more over limit. Wrong county but may give you an idea.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 02:50 PM

Wrong on the Super Speeder tickets

The new law titled HB160 tacks-on another two-hundred-dollar state-fee for any driver convicted of speeding at 75-or-more on any two-lane roads.. OR convicted of speeding at 85-and-over anywhere in Georgia. Those new state fees will be in addition to any local fines already in effect in the jurisdiction where the speeding offense occurs.


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Posted 12 August 2010 - 03:29 PM

Wrong on the Super Speeder tickets



rest of the story




I was satisfied with the super speeder explanation. Now I want to know why that ticket was so high for 11 over.

#5 Adam&Jessica

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:11 PM

Has anyone here had to pay a speeding ticket in the county of Douglas lately? 56 in a 35
just wondering about how much that's gonna cost.

(not my citation, Thank Goodness!)


I don't know, but I do know that the only two I've ever had have been in the past two years, and they have both been WAY more than I thought they would be, and much more even than my relatives who are in law enforcement outside the state thought.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:13 PM

Douglas County is like no other county in this area.

I would imagine that their fines are higher than anybody else's also.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:15 PM

They are taking lessons from Chattahoochee Hills Country..... Mine WOULD have been $270 for 70 in a 55



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Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:36 PM

On this note, please be aware that Austell seems to be cracking down on ALL traffic violations right now. Daughter says that the number of people she has seen pulled over on Humphries Hill has about doubled the past week. Guess they are having to make more revenue.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:23 PM

On this note, please be aware that Austell seems to be cracking down on ALL traffic violations right now. Daughter says that the number of people she has seen pulled over on Humphries Hill has about doubled the past week. Guess they are having to make more revenue.



So is Paulding, Hiram, GSP ;)

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:30 PM

I was satisfied with the super speeder explanation. Now I want to know why that ticket was so high for 11 over.

Maybe age was a factor. I don't know how old your child is, but if they are new drivers maybe they raise the fine to scare them into avoiding another one.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 06:51 PM

On this note, please be aware that Austell seems to be cracking down on ALL traffic violations right now. Daughter says that the number of people she has seen pulled over on Humphries Hill has about doubled the past week. Guess they are having to make more revenue.


Both myself and Jessica have seen tons of people pulled over on 278 in that area as well. I actually saw a few months ago where GSP stopped traffic to make it back up, and then anyone who went around in the median to get in the turn lane early was made to pull over to the side so they could get in line for a ticket. I think something must be up, it's getting to the point that they are manipulating traffic to create tickets.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 07:18 PM

I've seen Austell PD do that several times the last few years. What I'm talking about is a NOTICABLE uptick in ticket writings and pullovers. My daughter warned me to be careful in Austell, just today.

Both myself and Jessica have seen tons of people pulled over on 278 in that area as well. I actually saw a few months ago where GSP stopped traffic to make it back up, and then anyone who went around in the median to get in the turn lane early was made to pull over to the side so they could get in line for a ticket. I think something must be up, it's getting to the point that they are manipulating traffic to create tickets.


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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:40 PM

My son got a ticket the other day in New Hope for going 4 miles over the speed limit.New hope has really gotten bad.They have them sitting two or three at a time in several places.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 02:30 AM

The answer is do not speed, do the speed limit, all are looking for revenue now... just take your foot off the metal and do the speed limit.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 04:40 AM

You can call the clerks office in Paulding and ask them what it is here, and it will be very similar.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 07:28 AM

My son got a ticket the other day in New Hope for going 4 miles over the speed limit.New hope has really gotten bad.They have them sitting two or three at a time in several places.


The first ticket I ever got was in New Hope, for supposedly running a red light when I worked at Dominos. Funny thing is that two of my coworkers were sitting at the Walgreens there, and waved at me as I went past, and they both also said it was still green. The cop said it was only a green arrow. Mind you it took him til I got to dominos to turn his lights on, which made me think that maybe he wasn't as sure as he acted. But of course I lost, even though his dash cam wasn't facing the red light, and he had no proof.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 07:38 AM

The answer is do not speed, do the speed limit, all are looking for revenue now... just take your foot off the metal and do the speed limit.



They also want to make our roads as safe as possible.
It is BEST when behind the wheel... DRIVE and not Multi-task.
(shave,make-up,read newspaper,text,change a diaper, etc...) ;)

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:15 AM

The answer is do not speed, do the speed limit, all are looking for revenue now... just take your foot off the metal and do the speed limit.

True. But the posted speed limits are too low in most places. Some are set at 15mph in a curve, thats a near stand still.

plus I don't think my car can do anything under 40mph and 40's a painfully slow speed for me. :ninja:


I say they need to adjust most speed limits

oh and I think 278 thru Hiram is 55mph.... WTH that IS too high
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:22 AM

I got a ticket on Thornton road (on the other side of Bankhead heading toward Maxham) for 62 in a 45. It was $275. That was 2 years ago.

My daughter got a ticket in a wreck a couple weeks ago - following too closely - City of Douglasville - $215.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:25 AM

I got a ticket on Thornton road (on the other side of Bankhead heading toward Maxham) for 62 in a 45. It was $275. That was 2 years ago.

My daughter got a ticket in a wreck a couple weeks ago - following too closely - City of Douglasville - $215.

45 anywhere on Thornton rd will get you ran over.......
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:31 AM

The first ticket I ever got was in New Hope, for supposedly running a red light when I worked at Dominos. Funny thing is that two of my coworkers were sitting at the Walgreens there, and waved at me as I went past, and they both also said it was still green. The cop said it was only a green arrow. Mind you it took him til I got to dominos to turn his lights on, which made me think that maybe he wasn't as sure as he acted. But of course I lost, even though his dash cam wasn't facing the red light, and he had no proof.

Most times if they don't turn on the lights right away is because they are either running your plate to determine its status, or seeing what other violations that you might do that they can write you up for.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:14 AM

My son got a ticket the other day in New Hope for going 4 miles over the speed limit.New hope has really gotten bad.They have them sitting two or three at a time in several places.

I believe the law in Ga is that county and city LEOs have to give you 10 mph unless they set your speed by pacing you. GSP does not have to give you any slack what so ever. Who ticketed him and under what circumstances. Per chance was he speeding in a school zone when the light was flashing, no slack there either.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 12:56 PM

I got a ticket on Thornton road (on the other side of Bankhead heading toward Maxham) for 62 in a 45. It was $275. That was 2 years ago.

My daughter got a ticket in a wreck a couple weeks ago - following too closely - City of Douglasville - $215.


I got one for following too closely in Hiram a few months ago, it was like $330.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 02:19 PM

I read not too long ago that this was NOT true. Any police department can ticket you for even a mile over the speed limit. Maybe some of our LEOs on here can verify that.

The last speeding ticket my hubby got really pissed him off. The cop said he was doing 61 in a 45 zone BUT the guy in front of him was going faster and passed the cop. He went to court about it, they reduced the speed to where he only had to pay the fine and didn't get any points. Hubby thought the cop pulled him over because he was in a red sports car in a bad part of the county. He said once the cop walked up to the window he didn't seem to want to stick around and hurriedly wrote the ticket. Yeah, I guess you pull over a red sports car in the Six Flags area just to find out it is some nearly 60 year old grandfatherly looking guy dressed nice, the wind is knocked out of your sails. :rofl:

I believe the law in Ga is that county and city LEOs have to give you 10 mph unless they set your speed by pacing you. GSP does not have to give you any slack what so ever. Who ticketed him and under what circumstances. Per chance was he speeding in a school zone when the light was flashing, no slack there either.


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Posted 13 August 2010 - 03:21 PM

:o :blink:

I got one for following too closely in Hiram a few months ago, it was like $330.


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Posted 13 August 2010 - 03:33 PM

:o :blink:


You're not kidding. I hit the person at like 4 mpg, because it was wet, and they slammed their brakes on suddenly on 278 for absolutely no reason. No damage, but after the woman got off the phone with her husband, she suddenly developed whiplash, and decided to call the cops. As a side note, does anyone know why no one has repaved 278 in all those spots where they put down the temporary rubber patching that get slick when it rains?

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 03:39 PM

There at 278 and Cleburne Parkway? I was so thankful that there was nobody in the lane in front of me or in either lane to the side of me the day I went sliding into that intersection SIDEWAYS. Bad thing is it had just started raining that day and those places were slick as ice. :o Scared the crap out of me because I didn't think I was going to stop before sliding across the intersection. Didn't help me none to look to my left when I finally stopped sliding only to see a GSP sitting there. At least if I had run into anyone, it wouldn't have taken 2 seconds to get them out there to write it up. And they would have been a witness to the fact that I wasn't speeding. :)

As a side note, does anyone know why no one has repaved 278 in all those spots where they put down the temporary rubber patching that get slick when it rains?


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Posted 13 August 2010 - 04:14 PM

There at 278 and Cleburne Parkway? I was so thankful that there was nobody in the lane in front of me or in either lane to the side of me the day I went sliding into that intersection SIDEWAYS. Bad thing is it had just started raining that day and those places were slick as ice. :o Scared the crap out of me because I didn't think I was going to stop before sliding across the intersection. Didn't help me none to look to my left when I finally stopped sliding only to see a GSP sitting there. At least if I had run into anyone, it wouldn't have taken 2 seconds to get them out there to write it up. And they would have been a witness to the fact that I wasn't speeding. :)



Yeah, that area. I managed to almost get stopped, couldn't get over because there was too much traffic, and I knew throwing my E-break might make the car go sideways, and I'd rather rear end someone while going less than 5 mpg than sideswipe someone. Those patches aren't supposed to be left like that, they are supposed to be paved over because they get slick. It took the cop 30 mins to get there, and probably 1.5 hours to write it up.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:24 PM

O.C.G.A.

§ 40-6-1. Observance of chapter required; punishment for violations generally; maximum fines for certain offenses


(a) It is unlawful and, unless otherwise declared in this chapter with respect to particular offenses, it is a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this chapter.

( b ) Unless a different maximum fine or greater minimum fine is specifically provided in this chapter for a particular violation, the maximum fine which may be imposed as punishment for a first offense of violating any lawful speed limit established by or pursuant to the provisions of Article 9 of this chapter by exceeding a maximum lawful speed limit:

(1) By five miles per hour or less shall be no dollars;

(2) By more than five but not more than ten miles per hour shall not exceed $25.00;

(3) By more than ten but not more than 14 miles per hour shall not exceed $100.00;

(4) By more than 14 but less than 19 miles per hour shall not exceed $125.00;

(5) By 19 or more but less than 24 miles per hour shall not exceed $150.00; or

(6) By 24 or more but less than 34 miles per hour shall not exceed $500.00.


§ 40-14-16. Restrictions on suspension or revocation of drivers' licenses; reports to Department of Driver Services to specify speed


No speeding violation of less than ten miles per hour above the legal speed limit in the county or municipality or on a college or university campus in which a person is given a speeding ticket shall be used by the Department of Driver Services for the purpose of suspending or revoking the driver's license of the violator. No speeding violation report by a county, municipality, or college or university campus to the Department of Driver Services which fails to specify the speed of the violator shall be used by the Department of Driver Services to revoke the driver's license of a violator.

Edited by VoicesInMyHead, 13 August 2010 - 08:25 PM.





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