Driving through the state of Georgia on I-75 can end up being an expensive ride if you are caught speeding. Small towns in Georgia often have more than one officer on duty at time on the same highway, monitoring for speeding and other violations. You often see 2-3 drivers pulled over at the same time, on the receiving end of a Georgia moving traffic violation.
The end result is a ticket for you, the driver, and a lot of money for the City/Town where you were stopped. Fine payments are not set at the state level in Georgia, which means you can end up paying a lot more, depending upon where you were stopped. I-75 is travelled by semi trucks and those heading to Florida, so the overall traffic flow is fairly consistent.
Many smaller municipalities and jurisdictions in Georgia have seen a slow economic decline over time and their tax base has shrunk substantially. Traffic tickets have helped to finance expenses to make up for that “shrinkage”. It is well known that there is a link between the police, the court and the town itself, which makes it easier to keep the ticket fine revenue flowing.
A 2019 study by “Governing” found that the states with the most revenue generated by ticket fines and penalties were Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma, along with New York. So Georgia’s high traffic ticket revenue does not stand alone.
Word of caution……slow down as difficult as that may be, and keep an eye out for officers on I-75 in Georgia and elsewhere. The dollars you save in fines will make it worth your while.
If you do get a ticket, call our office at 404-315-9936, or fill out the online Georgia traffic ticket form. We can help fight the violation and points, though the fine payment will typically NOT be reduced. Reduction of the violation and points will protect your driving record and insurance rates.