May move to Georgia?

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Thanks for all the input guys. The move would be a big one for me, never been to GA and I don't really like the heat. But it could make my money go a long way there.
 

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Thanks for all the input guys. The move would be a big one for me, never been to GA and I don't really like the heat. But it could make my money go a long way there.
We have AC down here ya know ;)

I am not a fan of 95 degree nights myself but I do enjoy 65 degree winter days. The people are generally nicer, there's less congestion, some actual open space and you'll be closer to some nice beaches and cities (charleston).

I'm sure it'd be a major disruption but it's hard to argue for paying northeast cost of living for what you get up there.
 

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I've in Georgia all my life. Try to live in between I-75 and I-85 north of town. I live in Suwanee and Dragon Eye is the gun of the land. Also Georgia State Patrol has been spotted with Laser Ally and of course Chamblee city has it also. The economy is still not back to the levels before the housing crash but you can buy a lot for your money. The drawback here is that we now have our share of rednecks and thugs so I like living north of town in the burbs. Yeah traffic is worst but I have countermeasures and the only thing late at night in my yard is a deer(watch what you plant). Humidity here is not Florida or New Orleans but it ain't no southern California either. Just my two cents.
 

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Well once you get settled in let us know and we can get a group together and have a welcoming party. :munch::beer:
 

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I live here i Ga. and drive a truck and I'm not too dumb.....>
Well, I'm a football player and you know what they say about football players - we're all dumb as a box of rocks :D

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I also believe there gun laws are pretty liberal relative to NY/CT area i live in now.

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People in Georgia can now bring their guns into bars, churches and airports.
 

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People in Georgia can now bring their guns into bars, churches and airports.
Good! we will have less crazies walking in trying to shoot us up if they know people inside are armed!!
 

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It might be a culture shock thing. Somebody I knew was a born and bred NY/ NJ guy, born in Philly, lived all his adult life near Manhattan. Moved to NC and didn't last six months. He was too much of a NE hard nosed city guy and couldn't deal with the south.
 
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I've been in the south 50 years and still have a hard time dealing with it! Can't afford the west coast though....
 

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It might be a culture shock thing. Somebody I knew was a born and bred NY/ NJ guy, born in Philly, lived all his adult life near Manhattan. Moved to NC and didn't last six months. He was too much of a NE hard nosed city guy and couldn't deal with the south.
Sounds just like my history!! :):) Grew up in Filthadelphia and moved south and went to college there etc., BUT the call of the big city beckoned me again and NOT sure I could go back south for anything permanent other than temp work or vacation. It also depends on how one defines the "south" as that could be FL, GA, NC, SC or even AL MS LA etc. Areas like Miami/Atl. are nearly just as citified as many major northern cities.

Funny thing is, I love NorCal and SoCal , BUT the craziness there??? (Water, taxes, traffic etc.) Cupertino can be as cold as Chicago in the spring and fall and actually has been colder lately..................
 

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We have some awesome restaurants here in Atlanta!
 

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Check out the restaurants in San Francisco or NYC...makes Atl look like...well you know.
 

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Athens is a great place to stop in if you want good bars, food, music, and lots of hot co-eds wearing very little. Walking around downtown last weekend it appeared bra's seem to be going out of style along with shorts so short they don't actually cover all of their bum. Police will generally leave you alone if you're going under 15 over.
 
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Since you posted on a radar forum, I presume you're interested in driving issues, not restaurants. Georgia is a very driver-friendly state.

Georgia Laws:
1) Driver must be going at least 10 MPH over the limit to receive a radar-issued ticket (with some exceptions).
2) Traffic enforcement vehicles must be marked.
3) Radar cannot be used within 300-600 feet of a decrease in posted speed. Distance varies depending on where it is (see O.C.G.A. § 40-14-9 for exact rules).
4) Agencies may not make more than 40% of their revenue from speeding tickets.
5) Police / courts may not pay "commissions" for speeding tickets.
6) Agencies using speed detection devices must post signs at their boundaries (and no enforcement within 500 feet of sign).
7) Agencies must be licensed by the state to use speed detection. And yes, Georgia does yank licenses sometimes.
8) Vehicles operating speed radar must be visible for 500 feet (if stationary).
9) Speed cameras illegal.
10) Radar cannot be used on a roadway with a grade in excess of 7 percent.

LASER RADAR JAMMING LEGAL

Georgia does a pretty low statutory speed of 70 MPH. The real bad news for "pro" drivers is Georgia's Super Speeder law. It adds another $200 to speeding fines for going 85+ MPH or 75+ MPH on a two-lane road.

But overall? Vroom-vroom!
 

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Since you posted on a radar forum, I presume you're interested in driving issues, not restaurants. Georgia is a very driver-friendly state.

Georgia Laws:
1) Driver must be going at least 10 MPH over the limit to receive a radar-issued ticket (with some exceptions).
2) Traffic enforcement vehicles must be marked.
3) Radar cannot be used within 300-600 feet of a decrease in posted speed. Distance varies depending on where it is (see O.C.G.A. § 40-14-9 for exact rules).
4) Agencies may not make more than 40% of their revenue from speeding tickets.
5) Police / courts may not pay "commissions" for speeding tickets.
6) Agencies using speed detection devices must post signs at their boundaries (and no enforcement within 500 feet of sign).
7) Agencies must be licensed by the state to use speed detection. And yes, Georgia does yank licenses sometimes.
8) Vehicles operating speed radar must be visible for 500 feet (if stationary).
9) Speed cameras illegal.
10) Radar cannot be used on a roadway with a grade in excess of 7 percent.

LASER RADAR JAMMING LEGAL

Georgia does a pretty low statutory speed of 70 MPH. The real bad news for "pro" drivers is Georgia's Super Speeder law. It adds another $200 to speeding fines for going 85+ MPH or 75+ MPH on a two-lane road.

But overall? Vroom-vroom!
Except he lives on this forum.... :)
 

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Looks like Georgia move is not going to happen right now. But with so much expansion my company is going through it may happen at some point.

Thanks for all the info guys!
 

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Since you posted on a radar forum, I presume you're interested in driving issues, not restaurants. Georgia is a very driver-friendly state.

Georgia Laws:
1) Driver must be going at least 10 MPH over the limit to receive a radar-issued ticket (with some exceptions).


But overall? Vroom-vroom!
Does that apply to LIDAR, too?
 

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Does that apply to LIDAR, too?
That was one heck of a bump.

But yes, this same idea is used by many LEO's. Applies to any speed measuring devise.
 

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I loved living in the Atlanta area, having lived in Richmond, Va and St. Louis, MO before that. I still work in Atlanta but live in SC and commute 110 miles each way. Have DET to worry with, but mostly lidar around Atlanta. Almost any speeding ticket can be negotiated down to under 14 and goes in the trash can and never reported to DMV.

Cost of living is much lower and they are 2nd Amendment friendly. They do require that you fill out a form and pay your fee (less than $100) for a 4 or 5 year CWP if you want to carry it on your person.

Live in the suburbs, I liked the NE area of Atlanta, especially since they have the Peach Pass so you can use the HOV lane for a fee. Stay away from downtown if you can avoid it, hopefully your office will be in the suburbs.

If it rains or God forbid they say snow the traffic will be horrible during rush hour. If it snows any at all, even a dusting, stay off the roads, they have no clue on what that stuff is or much less how to drive in it!!!
 

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That was one heck of a bump.

But yes, this same idea is used by many LEO's. Applies to any speed measuring devise.
Lol. But it had a direct connection! And thanks for the replies. Has worked well so far keeping +10 as the guideline.
 

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