All area of Peachtree City

Peachtree City, GeorgiaJun 01, 20001 Comments

Peachtree City on Hwy 74 South of Atlanta is a fairly bad trap. They have recently reequipped all their cars with instant on K band radar, so it can be hard to know they are there on the more wide open roads until you’re right on top of them. On the more twisty 2 and 4 lanes within the city limits, they don’t use the instant on, as they don’t know you’re coming any more than you know they are there.

Speed limits here are set lower than most surrounding areas. Places to watch for: 1. Peachtree Parkway North of Hwy 54 – About half this road used to be 45 mph, a developer petitioned the city to drop it to 35. The police love to patrol this road, as it handles most of the towns traffic that isn’t on the state highways.

2. Peachtree Parkway South of Hwy 54- The road divides to 4 lanes here, but the speed limit only gets bumped to 40mph. Once again, watch for the cops on here, there are numerous places for them to sit on this secion of the parkway.

3. Hwy 54 near Lake Peachtree- This passes right by the police station. As a result, there is always a high risk of seeing the cops here. The speed limit here is 45mph, should be 55 (no one drives 45 on this road). As soon as you get out of town in either direction, the speed limit jumps back up to 55.

4. Hwy 74 South of Hwy 54 – This is the worst abuse I can think of on the state highways through this town. The speed limit drops from 55, to 50, to 40, then goes back up to 45, down to 40, up to 45 then back up to 55 within the span of about 3 miles. I see cars pulled over on this strech of road daily, no doubt from the confusion of what the speed limit is. There are a ton of semis on this road at times due to the industral areas off of the road, which makes reading the speed limit signs hard to read sometimes.

I have personally filed complaints to the state about their methods of setting speed limits, but nothing has seem to come of it. Stay tuned.

On Hwy 54 officers have a tendency to wait in the turn lanes on the bridge over Lake Peachtree. It is difficult not to pick up speed when heading downhill toward the lake so be extra careful. When traveling toward the west it is very easy to get up to 60 mph going downhill, especially if you don't have to stop for the light at Peachtree Pkwy.
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