Thunder Taskforce arrives in Hall County

Thunder Taskforce arrives in Hall County

There are 4 comments on the WDUN-AM Gainesville story from Jan 27, 2011, titled Thunder Taskforce arrives in Hall County. In it, WDUN-AM Gainesville reports that:

On a bridge spanning Interstate 985 near the Elachee Nature Preserve, local and area law officers gathered with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety Thursday to begin a 90-day high visibility Thunder task force to combat traffic deaths and injuries.

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Gainesville, GA

#1 Jan 27, 2011
Not quite a complete lie, but not the truth either, as far as local and county cops are concerned:
“I want to caution motorists who believe in myths such as speeders won’t get stopped as long as they’re going less than 15 miles an hour over the limit,” Marlowe said.“That is simply not true, THERE IS NO SUCH BUFFER, and we’ll definitely be making traffic stops.”
"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." Other criteria follows, but the speed thing is #1.
How many speeders and dangerous drivers could have been caught during this "feel good" example of grandstanding and waste of taxpayer resources?
And then they insult our intelligence with the above deceptive quote! Not too confidence inspiring.


Since: Mar 08

North East Ga

#2 Jan 28, 2011
To ejecto... Only problem with your post is that the qoute is from the Commander of the GSP Post, and they do not have the restriction which make the qoute 100% accurate.. additionally, the 10 mph speed restriction is for RADAR and LIDAR (laser) use in County and Municipal agencies for the issuance of citations. The 10 MPH buffer does not prohibit the officers from stopping you and issuing a warning and addressing other violations they find. The 10 MPH buffer also does not apply to visual estimates of speed, pacing, or speed violations based on traffic conditions.

Gainesville, GA

#3 Jan 30, 2011
Dub, you are right.
The purpose of my post was to point out that the person quoted was being less than honest stating that there is no buffer when the opposite is the case. Yes the GSP is exempt, but they have better things to do than write "5-over-the-limit" tickets. The local cops CAN'T with detection devices, regardless of what Marlowe says. Yes, they can still pull you over for speeding less than 10 MPH over the limit, but rarely will because they can't write a ticket and have more serious things to occupy their time.
I guess I just have a problem with our resources used for public relation productions, and then hearing lies from people who should know better.
ha ha

Atlanta, GA

#4 Jan 31, 2011
Harris Blackwood? An incompetent if not effiminate joke!!!!

Talk about someone who has never done anything physical in his life now that sissy is zapping our roads with GA State patrol for no good and real reason!

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