Bethlehem, Georgia Speed Traps
barrow county deputies sit near Mcelhannon rd and stop speeders coming into city limits.The speed limits drop as there is a school off hwy 11
This little shortcut road off of Carl-Bethelehem road cuts over to Hwy. 81. The road is maybe a mile long at best. The speed limit was only 25 MPH. Now on the Carl-Bethlehem side it is 35 MPH. Before you top the hill it changes to 25 MPH. At that point you are going downhill and it’s pretty hard to do 25 MPH.
They sit in a curve in the road near HWY. 81, behind a large bush pretty much unseen until your right on top off them. Luckily I saw them when they first started this and have not been ticketed. But I have seen many others not be so lucky. I am checking into local and state laws to determine if this is even legal.
Good Luck and drive safely.
I have seen a black Charger sitting behind a tree down the embankment. His job should be slowing traffic down, not hiding and writing everyone a ticket. There is a blue Charger that sits in the middle of the median who is doing his job by slowing down traffic by being visible. If he catches someone speeding, then they deserve a ticket. Be careful and slow down on 316.
Upon entering city limits of Bethlehem, speed limit drops from
55MPH to 45MPH.
Police is parked in gas station parking lot or off side of HWY11 (within city limits of Bethlehem) to catch speeders over the 45MPH limit. They are somewhat active during the weekday and highly active on the weekends.