Advice for driving in atlanta, augusta

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Heading in for a few meetings and will have a rental. Will bring a v1 or max360. Any other things or areas to watch out for?


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Wouldn't speed much without jammers!
 

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around the beltway? On 20? Near Atlanta?
 

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around the beltway? On 20? Near Atlanta?
I commuted to Atlanta for a couple years for a job. Speed enforcement in Georgia is similar to Ohio = you can get hit anywhere and anytime. Without jammers, it's probably wise to drive near the speed limit around Atlanta.
 

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Keep your Waze on (lots of WAZE users and "reporters" around here) and make sure you aren't the fastest one in the bunch - not hard to do in the ATL.
 

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Thanks.

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Yes. Avoid downtown Georgia near the Georgia Dome if the Falcons are at home, an hour before kickoff.

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Made that mistake Sunday.
 

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You can expect to get hit mostly with just about anything but mostly laser and Ka. Even with jammers I use jackrabbits, Waze, and look for brake lights as far as I can see ahead.
Have a good trip.
 

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I commuted to Atlanta for a couple years for a job. Speed enforcement in Georgia is similar to Ohio = you can get hit anywhere and anytime. Without jammers, it's probably wise to drive near the speed limit around Atlanta.

Police won't even look twice at you until +15 PSL on any hwy around Atlanta and driving anywhere near PSL would get you run off the road in many areas.
 
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Just keep it to 14 over on the highway and you'll be fine.

But your V1 will be mostly a noise box.

Rarely any highway enforcement via radar.
 

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I very much appreciate the advice. I look forward to the visit. (Aside from the traffic.:))
 

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I used to go allllll the way out I-20 to Florence, SC all the time from Atlanta, once you get past about the Covington area on 20 I never saw a whole bunch. Between ATL and Covington can be LIDAR central on 20. Enforcement is of course possible past that point, but not nearly as heavy as most of the other interstate in GA in my experiences. There are some smaller agencies that will run 20 in the boon docks and K is possible there, so the V1 will be nice.

About 10 over is the best speed to drive in/around Atlanta on major road ways. Like others have said, going PSL can be taking your life in your own hands, and your in virtually no danger at +10. It's gotten a little bit better with the adjustable speed limit signs (when they work) north of I-20 on 285 since it will go up to 65. It used to be fixed 55 and the average speed had to be pushing 80 when traffic is flowing. No exaggeration. Common misconception is that Atlanta Motor Speedway is in Hampton, GA. It's actually 285. 285 is either a parking lot or a raceway. If you go up 400 at all, stay in the more right hand lanes and you will probably never even get looked at despite 15 over, but moto cops and regular units do run it regularly.
 

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I had a great trip to Atlanta and Augusta. The V1 was actually pretty quiet, especially on I20, with TMF2 running.

Thanks for the advice.
 

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Congratulations! You survived with your license still intact AND the ATL traffic!! ;)
 

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Everyone but the State Police must give you 10 and most give 14 or 15. Lidar is used a lot whenever you get anywhere near Atlanta, say a 60 mile radius. Any ticket 14 over and less is never reported to DMV, it's just pay the fine and move on.
 

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Everyone but the State Police must give you 10
That's correct - nothing less than 10 over unless you are driving too fast for conditions or speeding through a school zone.

That law, plus the increased speed limit on the highways, has put a lot of speed traps out of business.
 

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Yep School and construction zones I believe are exempt from the 10 over rule, so construction zones have become a place they utilize a lot recently.
 

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construction zones
Yup, I forgot to mention that. Sorry.

construction zones have become a place they utilize a lot recently
Absolutely!! About 6 years ago, I had to go pick up my son who was visiting friends in Florida and had to drive through a 30 mile, 45 MPH, construction zone stretch of I85, from ATL down toward Columbus. At the time of night I was going through there, traffic was extremely light. It was a slaughter zone with blue lights flashing, sometimes several, every mile or so. GSP, every city, every county that had a piece of that highway had every available speed enforcement in their arsenal out there. I nailed my cruise control on 44, cuz they weren't cutting no slack.

I had better take care of the son that I have because I doubt I have to ability to produce any more after that microwave onslaught! :D
 
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