Thomasville, Georgia Speed Traps
Photo enforced “school speed zones” with little or no notice. Not intended to promote slow school driving; intended as revenue enhancement. Enforcement from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. No prominent notice to help you check your speed. Snap! You get a $75 “civil penalty” notice in the mail a couple of days later. We got TWO notices on Jackson street in one afternoon’s visit to Thomasville to dine and shop. $150 plus pay online fee. Our photo opportunities were 702 East Jackson Westbound (near cemetery) and 636 West Jackson Southbound out of town (near old railroad depot). It’s our last visit to Thomasville. Thomasville is a true speed trap now.
It’s really easy to get up and go on this wide open stretch of US 319. Don’t do it. The medians are overgrown with trees and brush, and Georgia state troopers are in the little clearings waiting for you to blow past.
Sherrif’s Office or Ga. State Patrol will park at the bottom of the hill at Barnett’s Creek and get people coming both ways.
US 19 is the divided 4 lane highway all the way from Monticello FL. to Thomasville. The speed limited in Florida is 65, but drops to 55 at the state line, although it is the same rural nature for miles on either sides of the state line. While I wouldn’t call this a flagrant speed trap, those who exceed 65 by a "little bit" in Florida, will get a ticket in Georgia if they don’t slow down.
Trooper/Sheriff sits in a depression facing south, speed limit drops from 65 to 55 as you cross the hill, no warning because of the hilly nature.