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According to a recent article in the Walton Tribune, Georgia’s State Patrol is going to be stepping up enforcement of GA’s traffic laws over the next month and throughout 2014 with increased efforts to discourage speeding, texting while driving, driving without safety restraints in place(seat belt or car seat) and driving under the influence of either prescription medications or alcohol.
According to the article and Cpl. Jeremiah Slayton, assistant post commander for Post 46 south of Monroe, which covers Walton, Rockdale and Newton counties;
Traditionally during the holiday season we target motorists on the travel days before and after the holidays, as most people are usually with their families on Thanksgiving day and Christmas……But we are going to work harder on ensuring those efforts do not drop throughout the year.
For drivers in Walton County, Rockdale County and Newton County, this means you’ve been forewarned to obey the laws, as you are more likely to get a speeding ticket, traffic ticket or DUI than before should you choose to violate Georgia traffic laws.
Its common knowledge that if you speed and get caught either by a high tech laser device or traffic camera, or by a uniformed traffic officer you will receive a ticket, no matter what state you are in when the speeding violation occurs. Most of us have experienced that sick feeling in the pit of our stomachs when the lights of a police car flash to pull you over and you know you’ve been speeding, its an awful feeling indeed.
The repercussions of speeding tickets and traffic tickets in Georgia run anywhere from fines and points to a lost driver’s license and maybe even worse for some drivers, an increase in your insurance premiums or rates. Its difficult to know how much a specific violation will cost in insurance increases, as each driver has a different history or driving record and thus the increase varies based on type of ticket and prior driving record. Typically though, the list below includes those types of tickets that will cause your insurance premiums to go up and an estimate of the percentage increase.
1. Driving Under The Influence (DUI) , also known as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) up to a 25% increase.
2. Reckless Driving – 15 to 20% increase
3. Speeding Ticket – the first ticket may be waived if the driver is willing to go to traffic school but with each subsequent speeding violation and mph over the speed limit, the fine increases and insurance rates will eventually be increased by 10% or more.
4. Red light violations – 10% and repeat violations could bring higher rate increases.
5. Driving without a valid Georgia drivers license – 10% increase
If you need help with a Georgia speeding ticket, GA DUI or other traffic ticket, visit the Georgia Traffic Lawyers website for a free attorney consultation, maybe you can fight the ticket and keep your driving record and current insurance rates.
Many cities and counties have used red light cameras successfully to catch drivers who choose to speed through a red light rather than stop. Seems simple enough except that there is a timing element involved and just when exactly does that red light camera capture the photo of your driver’s license as you “break” the law?
Beaverton Oregon drivers found that one red light camera at an intersection there may have actually “tricked” them into going through a yellow light with the assumption that it would stay yellow for at least a few seconds before turning red. It is a split second decision whether or not to go through the yellow light or not and most drivers do assume that the yellow warning is just that, but there is a difference between going through a yellow light that gives is timed for 3.5 seconds and one that only allows just 1 before turning red. No driver
Apparently there are hundreds of drivers that received red light camera tickets while driving through this intersection and since many felt that there was something off about the timing of yellow to red. When one engineer’s wife got a red light ticket, he took the matter to task and did a digital frame by frame timing of the change from yellow to red.
What’s not tough to gauge, according to a local engineer, is the timing of the yellow light. “This yellow light is real short, its 4-percent off,” said Mats Jarlstrom, an engineer with expertise in calibration and electronics.
When Jarlstrom’s wife got a ticket at Lombard and Allen, he used digital cameras, frame-by-frame, to test if the timing of the yellow lights were calibrated the way the City of Beaverton had claimed they were. “I measured about 3.35 seconds, which is about 4-percent shorter,” he said.
If you have a ticket in any city or county in Georgia, contact Georgia Traffic Lawyers now for a free traffic ticket consultation.