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Mother effin' ticket in Georgia

How can this be legal?????

I got a ticket on I95 a couple months ago. Officer was a county deputy. First, I didn't even know county cops were allowed to patrol interstates

Nevertheless, the ticket price was surprisingly reasonable, $180 I think. So I paid it. 88 in a 70, by the way.

SOOOO ... by paying it, I admitted guilt. And that combined with the fact that I was going over 85 triggered the state of Georgia to send me a SECOND ticket, as a "Super Speeder" Mother fvckers.

So, here's the thing: Had I known the REAL penalty would total $380 instead of just $180, I would probably have hired a traffic citation atty and got the thing reduced rather than just paying it. So I was not informed of the COMPLETE penalty up front or at any time prior to admitting guilt and paying the ticket.

Also ... I'm kinda wondering: "If they can lay this SECOND layer penalty on me, and I pay IT, what's to stop a THIRD???"


BTW, I googled this and found that Georgia is doing this JUST to generate money to pay for a 'trauma center'. And it's generated $120 million in its first 4 years.

God dammit no wonder people are pissed at our 'leaders' these days.

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Georgia, ain't she a peach?

In Indiana, a police officer can patrol any street in their jurisdiction. They especially like the interstates when they need to hit their quotas. (You know, the ones that don't exist)

Welcome to the club there "Super Speeder"



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Yeah, hate to say anything after the fact but I learned the same way many years ago on several trips out of state, when I lived in NJ. After my second real road trip to the Tail of the Dragons and a few traffic citations, I started to research different State's traffic laws and talking to guys on forums from those states. I though NJ was bad, I never complained after riding through WV and AL.

I've not heard of the second delayed citation before but I imagine there was something printed on the original citation. With governments it's all about putting the liability on the citizen. I know this because I work for a large city.
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Sooooooo, what if you are from another country, get a ticket in the US and never return until 3 yrs later?
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Sooooooo, what if you are from another country, get a ticket in the US and never return until 3 yrs later?
If you come back and get caught, there will be a warrant waiting on you...your drivers license at that point will be no good and they will take you straight to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200.



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Also ... I'm kinda wondering: "If they can lay this SECOND layer penalty on me, and I pay IT, what's to stop a THIRD???"
Nothing, but you get the cool distinction of being a Super Duper Speeder
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Georgia, ain't she a peach?

In Indiana, a police officer can patrol any street in their jurisdiction. They especially like the interstates when they need to hit their quotas. (You know, the ones that don't exist)

Welcome to the club there "Super Speeder"
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Nothing, but you get the cool distinction of being a Super Duper Speeder
Right ... and sadly I didn't even get my money's worth: I was in a damn rental car
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It's sadly just legalised robbery in the US whenever they can get away with it... Land of the free or land of Plutocracy?

Some 20 years ago I got several speeding tickets in the US & Canada on my UK (International) licence. I never paid them and nothing happened. Maybe now they're more savy, but if I go there again I'll use my Japanese Intl. Licence.

I always drive where I can with a foreign (Intl) licence. Often I've gotten away with a warning when they can't add penalty points, but I usually act humble & scared of them, which usually disarms them a bit.

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I'm originally from GA and I don't enjoy driving back through it just because of how much Traffic Enforcement has increased over the past 5yrs. I know where I can speed (usually through Atlanta and it's surrounding counties) but I try not to go to far above the posted speed limit as the state patrol errr revenue enforcement officers are just waiting to fulfill their quotas.
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For those coming from across the pond or farther away, beware of smaller towns. There are still those smaller departments and judicial systems that will require court attendance immediately as well as payment of any incurred fines prior to leaving their jurisdiction. I bring this up because 2 years ago a good friend who has lived in Italy for the last 10 years visited and was stopped in a podunk town in CO. He was held until the next court session and informed payment for the traffic violation would need to be settled prior to release.
It's safe to say I will be visiting Italy next time as he's not coming back. Showing a foreign driver's license here in AZ usually causes LE to more extensively run a person through federal databases.
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