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$209 for a speeding ticket... Ugh.

Discussion in 'Heart of Dixie Glockers' started by grenadier, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. grenadier


    May 4, 2000
    Just a bit of warning for y'all...

    The highway patrol is dead serious about ticketing people for any kind of speeding along the AL / GA border along I-20, ever since that woman from SC died from a rock hitting her windshield.

    The speed limit's now 55 MPH, and they're not kidding when they say they're strictly enforcing that limit.
  2. Seems to be a lot more enforcement around Atlanta too.
    I-85, I-75, and 285.
    I'm am not saying they are running a speedtrap or anything of
    the like. I have the greatest respect for law enforcement persons,
    and they are just doing their jobs, but with the economy the way it
    is and many localities hurting, it is a source of revenue.
    I am glad to see "Some" stricter enforcement. People drive like nut's
    around here, but if you get a ticket for excessive speeding or
    heaven's forbid a DUI, it's really gonna hurt.
    Sorry for your ticket.

  3. elrod


    Feb 23, 2008
    Central Alabama
    They gotta' get revenue from somewhere...............
  4. Brad_G


    Feb 10, 2010
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Hey, look on the bright side; if you go 55 from now on, you save enough in gas mileage to pay for that ticket. ;)

    Thanks for the heads up.
  5. alba666

    alba666 WWJGD

    Dec 19, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Get a V1 ( so you have situational awareness about LEO's running enforcement. I would have been dead meat last week without it insisting that there was something in front of me repeatedly for 1/2 mile when I saw ZERO - came up behind a plain Ford Expedition at speed limit instead of +15. Only giveaway was the spotlight on the left a-pillar. The cops have gotten smart around here of late by running in traffic with unmarked vehicles of all makes and using POP mode. Even heard a report of a semi being used. :brickwall:

    V1's are like Glocks - they ain't pretty and they don't have all the bells and whistles- they just work!