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Is there a Georgia Speed Trap Law If so, what is the law

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Is there a Georgia Speed Trap Law? If so, what is the law and can you fight a ticket received in a speed trap?
Georgia has a speed trap law that applies to all police agencies except State Patrol. Some of the regulations regarding Speed Measuring Device (SMD) use include: (1) cannot issue tickets for less than 10 mph over posted speed limit, (2) cannot use SMD on downhill road with more than a 7% downgrade, (3) cannot use SMD closer than 500 feet inside a changed speed limit zone (4) police vehicle using SMD must be seen by all approaching vehicles at least 500 feet or more, and (5) any municipality using SMD must have warning signs on major road at city limits or county limits stating so.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
How can I determine if the downhill road is more than a 7% downgrade? If it is greater than a 7% downgrade can the ticket be thrown out?

If I could not see the police vehicle at least 500 feet then can the ticket be thrown out?

Will I need to get an attorney to fight ticket or can I do it on my own?

If you believe your ticket could be dismissed based on one of these factors, you should consult an attorney about challenging the ticket.


The downgrade of the road can be found be the state highway department (GDOT).

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