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Old Today, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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So you have a problem with due process now? If there isn't enough evidence to convict, then why do you think someone should be dragged through a trial???
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I'm unaware of such a law.

In the U.S. there are two types of laws regarding the enforcement of speed limits.

Absolute and Relative

Absolute means if the speed limit is 55 MPH, you can be pulled over for going 56 MPH.

Relative means if the speed limit is 55 MPH, you get a 5 MPH lee-way, so they cannot cite you until you are doing 61 MPH or more.

Georgia is an absolute speed state, that technically means they CAN legally write you a ticket for going even 1 mph over the limit - not very likely... but they have the legal frame work to do so.
In Georgia, if the police use radar, lidar, or VASCAR to determine speed, they can't write a ticket for speed unless the person is exceeding 10mph over the limit. That doesn't apply to the state patrol, nor in certain "residential districts" or in school or construction zones. I have no idea what the application to cameras is, though given that they're only "allowed" in school zones, I imagine the law is the same
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Old Today, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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I'm unaware of such a law.

In the U.S. there are two types of laws regarding the enforcement of speed limits.

Absolute and Relative

Absolute means if the speed limit is 55 MPH, you can be pulled over for going 56 MPH.

Relative means if the speed limit is 55 MPH, you get a 5 MPH lee-way, so they cannot cite you until you are doing 61 MPH or more.

Georgia is an absolute speed state, that technically means they CAN legally write you a ticket for going even 1 mph over the limit - not very likely... but they have the legal frame work to do so.
Unless there is an exception that I am not aware of, local police are not allowed to fine you for <10 over the speed limit. I believe they can still pull you over, but because of that restriction they'll usually wait for worse speeders.
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Old Today, 11:55 AM
 
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Roswell joins 20 other cities in Georgia in approving School Zone Speed Cameras. This is a great move, as school zones is the most important area where traffic should be slowed and enforced.
City of Atlanta needs to follow suit.

The additional revenue can be used for sidewalk and LIT(bike) lanes to be built connecting schools with communities.
https://www.ajc.com/news/local/roswe...6QTsWHDnXR90Q#

Cities all over the country are taking down cameras because most people don't pay the fine.
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Old Today, 01:02 PM
 
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So you have a problem with due process now? If there isn't enough evidence to convict, then why do you think someone should be dragged through a trial???

In Georgia, if the police use radar, lidar, or VASCAR to determine speed, they can't write a ticket for speed unless the person is exceeding 10mph over the limit. That doesn't apply to the state patrol, nor in certain "residential districts" or in school or construction zones. I have no idea what the application to cameras is, though given that they're only "allowed" in school zones, I imagine the law is the same
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Unless there is an exception that I am not aware of, local police are not allowed to fine you for <10 over the speed limit. I believe they can still pull you over, but because of that restriction they'll usually wait for worse speeders.
Okay I remember now.

Basically yes what I stated applies to state patrol, not local PD. The reason that law was created was because earlier in Georgia's history, local PD in places like Tifton and Valdosta were popping travelers heading to and from Florida as a means of making money for their localities and Georgia had to put an end to that.
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