Duluth, Georgia Speed Traps
The Duluth Police Department evidently generate a lot of revenue for the little city of Duluth as they are parked on PIB all day and will pull you over if you are anywhere near the 45 MPH speed limit. As soon as you see the city of Duluth city limit until you exit the city limits you better be going anywhere close to 45MPH.
For more than 20 years, the speed limit on Peachtree Industrial Blvd went up from 45 to 55 about 50 feet north of where it crosses GA Hwy 120. Several months ago, the city quietly changed the speed limit to continue to be 45 instead of going up. They removed one of the speed limit signs already in place and posted one 45 mph sign for northbound and one 45 mph sign for southbound along a stretch of about 1-2 miles of road to where the road leaves the city limits. Now you see multiple Duluth Police Dept. units running radar and giving tickets every day, Traps like this are despicable and this is destroying the town. Everywhere I go in metro Atlanta people start assailing me with their speed trap stories as soon as they hear I’m from Duluth.
Note about Duluth PD vehicles: Duluth PD uses motorcycles as well as all-black cars, along with some dark blue cars. The all-black cars push the limits of OCGA Sec. 40-8-91 banning unmarked cars, with gray lettering on black. Compliant, but barely so.
Besides the fact that Duluth patrols this road pretty heavily (usually in the median or in one of the businesses either side of the road), the speed limit was recently reduced to 45 from 55. GA law gives 30 days grace to motorists, but I don’t know when the speed limit was actually reduced–I just noticed it last night. Expect a lot of enforcement when the grace period is up.
As you make your way over the hill from around Sugarloaf Country Club toward Peachtree Industrial Blvd, SEVERAL Officers are positioned to clock you. There are several places they wait right there around that intersection of Buford Highway and Sugarloaf. Caution as you top the hill after Sugarloaf Country Club.