Sandy Springs, Georgia Speed Traps
Once you turn onto Peachtree Dunwoody Road going southbound away from Spalding Drive, you can encounter several police cars as you round the bend near Post Property Apts and the Marta station redlight. I received a ticket between 7:30 AM and 8:15 AM in April 2011. The traffic was light and people were on spring break and I didn’t realize that I was speeding. School is now out for a lot of students and the traffic is now lighter so you will need to watch your speed. The speed limit is 35 mph in that area.
Every weekday morning from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM. Two cruisers sit between Lake Placid and Northwood Dr. watching for vehicles to pass a stopped school bus. Speed limit is 35mph, they will stop you if your doing 40mph or any other violation they can find.
At 7:30AM, I noticed a Sandy Springs police officer sitting on the shoulder of Johnson Ferry Rd in his black cruiser (it was still VERY dark outside) running solid on Ka radar and running from behind him. He was situated between the neighborhoods, and on the other side of the construction barrels, as to be super sneaky. This is a construction zone, so be careful. At this time of the morning, it’s very easy to speed down the Northbound lane as Southbound is in heavy traffic.
Be aware. The cops will hide behind what looks like a broken down truck with their radar gun….OR…(This is important)…They will cruise the entire stretch of road…Especially early morning…and slip in behind you…and then use thier dashboard speedodmeter to clock you ….and…they use thier dash cam too. I know because I got a $150 lesson from these ‘cops.’ Be aware!!!!
Traffic backs up in the morning just short of the exit, so many people wanting to get off there will drive in the emergency lane a hundred yards or so instead of waiting it out. A unit is right there to greet them when they do. I sat in Sandy Springs traffic court with a friend one day for a few hours and they must have had 30 people who had been ticketed for that. Fine: $250