Georgia law states that a city or municipality may not collect more than 40% of its revenue from traffic/speeding tickets. That percentage throws out(does not include) any tickets that are issued to the driver’s going 17 mph or more over the limit. Many other state lawmakers believe that the procedure of “policing for profit” in the form of speeding tickets should not be the major source of revenue for small cities and municipalities.
Unsuspecting drivers passing through unfamiliar areas are often “confused” as the speed limit on some of these roads fluctuates and the posted speed limit signs may be obscured by trees or other obstacles. Roads that are set up this way become speed traps also known as “big money” for police as they know how likely it is that a driver will be unable to slow down in enough time, let alone even see the sign with the posted speed limit. Often the police are ticketing multiple vehicles at the same time.
Stapleton Georgia is one city that is profiled as a nasty speed trap, read about Stapelton Georgia’s speeding ticket revenue in this article.
Call Georgia Speeding Ticket Attorneys for help with speed trap tickets.