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Old 07-29-2010, 02:47 AM   #1
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GA cops are not playin' around!!

So I have buddy who is a Georgia State Patrol Officer and he gave me a call today and gave me some news that made my jaw drop. These are his exact words:

"Dude, some sh** is going down! We just got out of a meeting with the big boss and we are about to have a major crackdown on speeding. We are going to use the month of August as "piss people off month."

Now for the good part... he says "We are going to have both state and local units posted and running radar/laser 24 hours a day for the entire month on all major interstates/highways and at major intersections around the state. And now that Georgia has a new "super speeder law" there is going to be no getting by a ticket. The cutoff is 5 MPH over the limit!!!! Anything over that you will get a guaranteed ticket."

And now the craziest thing he told me: "You know how people say that cops have a quota of tickets to give out...well that used to be bullsh**. Now its no-sh**. We are REQUIRED to give at least one ticket EVERY THIRTY MINUTES for the month of August! I wish i was messing with you man...but im not. So slow your azz down!"

So for anybody out there driving around or through GA next month keep your foot out of it on the highways...GSP didnt mess around before but now they are just looking to F people over . Ill post any updates....


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Well I know what state I'm not visiting now
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GA pigs have always been a bunch of a$$holes.
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yea they have to bring in the money someway.It sucks it has to be this way though.
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Holy cow, thanks for the heads up as I will be driving through the state next month.
Wow...
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i already knew about this... it was actually in the local news like a week ago.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:29 PM   #8
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i already knew about this... it was actually in the local news like a week ago.
Yea you are a little closer to the GSP hq down there in W.R. They should announce it right at the end of the month for the whole state. But i dont think South GA should be affected as bad. Once you get down past Macon I think it should ease off. But around ATL i plan on going 5 under the limit.
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Old 07-29-2010, 06:47 PM   #9
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Well, got an email of it and decided to share it.

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Governor Purdue wants to leave the state office with a few dollars in the
budget through the efforts of collecting money from speeders!!

Recently, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution published an article
(07/19/2010) and below is a synopsis of the article -- those of you who
want to keep your $$ in your pocket and keep points off of your license,
slow down and pay attention --

Starting Aug 1, Georgia will launch a 30-day speeding ticket frenzy. The
state estimates that 9 million dollars will be generated in speeding
tickets. 1 million will go to pay state troopers' overtime. The rest to
help with dwindling budgets. There will be 50 state troopers on duty at
all times patrolling the 7 main intersections and highways --

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

5 mph above the limit can justify a ticket and every state trooper is
supposed to pull a car over and write a ticket every 10 to 20 minutes.
They have issued 30 brand new unmarked Dodge Charger Police cruisers and
are bringing in all of their part timers on full time. If you work in the
Atlanta area, you will probably take one of these highways. It's up to you
how fast you are going when they clock you.

WSB and WXIA & CBS confirmed all of this. So be safe and don't forget
speeding tickets are on you.

Look for city and county governments to adopt similar policies in the near
future.

Give yourself some extra time to get where you are going . . .

Remember -- driving is a privilege -- Georgia licenses will be suspended:

a. for any person who accumulates 15 or more points within 24 months --
b. for persons under 18 years of age, an accumulation of 4 points within
12 months --
c. for persons under the age of 21, any 4-point violation.

Points resulting from speeding convictions --

Speeding - 15-18 mph over the posted speed limit 2 points
Speeding - 19-23 mph over the posted speed limit 3 points
Speeding - 24-33 mph over the posted speed limit 4 points
Speeding - 34 mph or more over the posted speed limit 6 points

And if your speed is in excess of 85 mph, you will receive a separate
ticket under the Super Speeder Law and pay an additional $250.00.

BE SAFE -- WEAR YOUR SEATBELT -- TURN YOUR CELL PHONE OFF -- AND SLOW YOUR
ROLL!!!!
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:44 AM   #10
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Georiga has been trying to build up thier rep for tickets for years now TN state troopers can be bad and have been for years. Georigas trying to get like the rest
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