Hwy 53 between Intersection Atl Hwy and Martin Rd. Intersect

Flowery Branch, GeorgiaJan 03, 20120 Comments

This corridor is known for being a speed trap. There are no major intersections, exits, or entrances between the two intersections of Atl. Hwy & Hwy 53 and then Martin Rd. and Hwy. 53. The distance is about 1 to 1.5 miles between the two. It is a 4-lane hwy with an easy view. Typically this is the kind of area that should post a speed limit of 50 to 55 mph, but why would they do that when it’s bringing in the dough. Speed limits based on law should be reflective of 85 percent of the normal speed of traffic flow. In this area, most vehicles speed up due to the change in congestion and a reduction in traffic lights. The oakwood police place themselves in obscure places and wait for the person who doesn’t know the limit in the area. As a new resident to the area with extenuating circumstances, on the way to a Dr.’s appt, I was speeding and didn’t even realize it when I got pulled over. As I sat with tears rolling down my face, unable to speak due to my illness, the officer wrote the ticket and told me he was giving me a “courtesy ticket”??? this time with no points on my license. What in the world is a courtesy ticket? The cost, $205. Thanks for the courtesy.

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