Calhoun, Georgia Speed Traps
After exit 306 there is a rest area. As you pass the rest area the road curves to the left and Calhoun PD sit in the median waiting to light you up. Maintain the speed limit or only five MPH over until you get past exit 317 if you don’t want a speeding ticket. Oh! And they search A LOT of cars on that stretch of highway too.
Traveling home from a 12 hour shift, didn’t notice any traps or cop/trooper cars. Saw a GA state trooper & slowed down. Apparently, that was too late he pulled behind me lights went on at exit 315. There were 2 other cars being written tickets at a deserted gas station, so I pulled next to them. Officer stated I passed him (which I didn’t-slowed down next to him) going 84 mph in a 65mph. However, humiliation and exhaustion set in as I signed the ticket, after he pulled away I noticed he wrote 87 mph in a 60 mph. At that rate “Super Speeder” is assessed onto my DL and an extra $200. Across the street there were 2 more cars being issued tickets and another lady pulling into the deserted gas station. 3 exits down were 3 more cars being issued tickets. The state of Georgia made A LOT of money that day.
This is a wide 4-lane highway and the state and county both can hide easily between the East-West lanes. The county black and whites just blend in and are almost invisible at night.
Right off the interstate within a about three blocks you hit Calhoun city limits and the speed on a four lane with a center turn lane goes to 45. anything above 45 results in a ticket. the other side is 55 but Calhoun is known for setting speed traps
The City Of Calhoun has to have more officers per population than any city in U.S. Be very careful near downtown as state road slows to 25 (hard to do). 53 spur at city limits is also bad. Very good source of income for our city.