Beneath bridges spanning 316 from the I-85 turn off to Hi Ho

Lawrenceville, GeorgiaOct 26, 20151 Comments

Gwinnett County police cars maintain a strong presence along the above mentioned stretch. They will sit beneath the bridges with lights out in an effort to catch you. Two noticeable spots are 1) East Bound, immediately as you join 316 from 85 the speed drops from 65 to 55. If you don’t slow quickly enough you’re busted. Another favorite spot is the bridge at the Collins Hill exit. Upon passing the bridge the road works appear to end (This was after all the first section completed three (3) years ago. However, the road work sign is still up until Hi Hope Road (Beyond the “Jesus/Coming Soon sign). I was stopped at 2 a.m. on an empty road, clocked at 67 in what is deemed a 45 mph area. A plea deal arranged with a lawyer will likely cost me no less than a $600.00 fine. It is common knowledge; as other posts here suggest and further more, supported in the AJC report on Sunday, October 25, 2015 that local police are using the roadworks here as a way of gaining revenue (Gwinnet ranks in the top twenty of money making jurisdictions in Metro Atlanta) to fund expansive building works being undertaken. It is a pity that the police can alienate otherwise law-abiding citizens in such a fashion!

I just got sentenced to $628 fine for this same charge on 316. The judge even stated that the start of the construction zone makes no sense because there is actually no construction in the area where the zone begins (referring to eastbound). In fact, I got on 316 at Hi-Hope and there is not one sign indicating the speed limit between Hi-Hope and where I was clocked with the laser (under the 120 overpass bridge, at night, patrol car not visible until about 200 feet due to the shadows. The first speed limit sign is about 200 feet from where the officer was sitting. So I had no time to react from seeing the 45 mph sign to getting clocked by laser. It's a speed trap and not legal.
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