I-285's New Speed Limit: Coming Fall of 2013
The Georgia Dept. of Transportation (GDOT) plans on installing almost 50 digital speed limit signs on the Northern half of I-285. The digital signs will allow the speed limit to be raised to up to 65 mph during non-peak hours. During rush hours, bad weather, or when a traffic accident or other hazard exists, the new signs will allow the speed limit to be adjusted down. The south end of the perimeter will also have the maximum speed increased to 65 mph, though the limit will be fixed at 65 and no digital signs will be installed.
Under Georgia's traffic laws, speeding citations carry varying amounts of points for your record, depending on your cited speed. For Georgia drivers 21 and over, the Dept. of Driver Services allows 15 points in any 2 year period before you face a license suspension. Points on speeding tickets range from 2 to 6 points, with speeds over 34 mph over the limit carrying the highest point value. One study conducted by insurance.com showed that a speeding ticket will also increase your insurance rates anywhere between 11%-15% annually.
If you have been cited for speeding on I-285 or surrounding roadways, call my office today for a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.