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Old 04-09-2008, 07:11 AM
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My sister wants to drive through ATL without using the high speed highways. She is considering driving from TN to mid GA using 441 --> 41 --> 19 to Andersonville. Her trip is planned for end of April.

Is this a safe thing to do?

She hates driving the 75mph I 285, 85 and 75. So the only choice is 19.


Please advise.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:37 AM
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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The speed limit for most of the interstates within Metro Atlanta is still 55mph. It only hits 65mph once you start venturing out of the city. Avoiding the interstates will make for an extremely long drive, especially dealing with U.S. 19 and 41's many twists and turns through the Metro area.

Just because a lot of folks drive 75-95 on the interstate does not mean that your sister has to. The interstate system was designed so that people like your sister would not have to take various highways and byways to get from Point A to Point B. She needs to take advantage of that.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:08 AM
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I was delusional and thought 41 ran parallel to 75 Southbound... NO. This is not a safe alternative, especially for a woman driving (alone?). 41 South is confusing and winding and takes you right past some prison and some truly "ghetto" (I hate using that term) areas.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:52 AM
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Thanks for your help. I sent her the feedback. She is changing her route.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:58 PM
Location: Griffin, GA
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I live in Griffin, GA and I have to travel 19/41 often to get to ATL and it isn't that bad except for traffic lights all up and down the highway. It passes through Riverdale, Jonesboro, and a few other cities which is pretty good for a lady traveling since there are lots of stores right on the highway.
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