What is a Speed Trap?
Detailed research by the U.S. Department of Commerce has shown that the safest rate of travel is a few miles per hour above the average traffic speed. Enforced speed limits set below that average speed are speed traps, sacrificing safety for revenue.
Speed Trap Round Up: Warwick, Georgia
Tiny Warwick (pop. 430) received 69 motorists votes for and 8 against it being speed trap, all in 2017
Beware of this Speedtrap:
Warwick, Georgia. Hwy 300 coming into the city.
Going North on Hwy 300 away from Albany Georgia I did not see the 55 mph and 50 mph coming into Warwick. I was following a car into the city, officer pulled me over. He said I was doing 65 in a 50 mph zone. If the car in front of me was doing the speed limit and if I was doing 65 I would have ran into the back of him. My word against his. In my opinion he pulled me over because I had out of state tags. The ticket was issued on a Friday and after reading the posts, I decided to pay the ticket because I did not want to endure the court room circus that others have posted and no one has the right to belittle someone else. Went to Warwick one more time the following Tuesday to pay the ticket. Very small town, don't blink you will miss it. Gave my cashiers check to the clerk (City Hall, two room building) and she proceeded to annotate my payment and gave me a handwritten receipt from a receipt book that was purchased at an office supply store. (Not computerized receipt system) With my over thinking about the receipt book, I am going to check to see if the points are reported to DMV in a few weeks. Who is to say that the cashiers check made out to them is just a donation and the ticket disappears which would be great for me but it could be lining someones pocket. Makes me wonder if they can only take in 40 percent in ticket revenues in a years time and over a period of 4 to 5 years they took in a astronomical amount of money, it makes me wonder if they have two different set of books. If you have to go to Albany, GA I suggest going down 75 South to Exit 82 (State road 112 to 32 to 91) this way you miss Warwick all together. Because I was told by some utility workers that Warwick gives tickets for even going a few mph over the speed limit. Hope this helps others when making travel plans.
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