Augusta, Georgia Speed Traps
Fort gordon streets are posted speed limits of 25 mph which means you cannot use a cruise control. They have a school with one sidewalk which has a crossing guard and full signage but the speed limit has been reduced to 15 mph which is extremely hard to maintain. Rumor has it that the mps were complaining about not getting enough training in writting tickets hence the new policy, of note is the speed between the headquarters and senior officer housing, the speed remains 35 mph. It would appear that soldiers are reckless or immature in their driving habits or the post has turned into a money maker for the mps.
GA Exit 195 I-20 East bound entering Augusta / Richmond Co. / Wheeler Rd area from Columbia co.. This is a 3 lane section where the speed drops from 65 to 55 in a 1/4 mile leaving Columbia Co. and entering Augusta Richmond Co. The 1 speed limit sign is located further off the road behind other signs. It is only visible for a second of 2 if the driver is in the Right Lane is closely looking and not watching for merging traffic. There is no Left sign placement. The only sign located on the far right is NOT visible at all by any driver in the other 2 lanes.
Richmond Co. Sheriff Deputies using Laser and/or K band radar are normally just pass the bridge and located on the Wheeler Entrance Ramp to I-20 about 150 yards further down. They normally aim at cars in the Left lane where are no Speed Limit or Reduce of Speed signs.
Anywhere between Washington Road and Wheeler Road. They (more than 1, sometimes 3) park on the shoulder of I-20 West and clock people with radar. They are busy most of the day.
Traveling east out of Georgia the limit is 65, then w/inadequate signage ie: only one unlit sign on the right the expressway is choked down to 55mph.This resulted in me getting a tkt for 74 in an alleged 55 zone. Somewhere in our constitution we have the right to due process of law (NOTICE).This trap poses an ongoing danger and threat to all motorist locals and non locals alike. On a clear nite I didn’t see the sign, there should be lighted and or reflective signs reduce speed ahead then the same for the restricted speed.This trap will result in major accidents/injuries and fatalities. Drive Safely!
Before a 4 year project to widen the road, the posted speed limit was 45 m.p.h. During construction the speed limit was reduced to 30 m.p.h. Construction was completed in late 2011, however the reduced speed limit remains and the construction zone signs are still up. This will insure that the fines are doubled on this road that connects Tobacco and Deans Bridge Road. Deputies will clock you coming down the two hills that make up a large portion of Morgan Road.