Have you heard of “Operation Slow Down”? Georgia, along with a number of other Southern states, are looking to stop drivers going well over the speed limit. The program is an effort to slow down traffic, in part due to an alarming increase in the number of cars speeding over 100 mph during the past 2 years and the fact that 29% of total US traffic fatalities in 2020 were due to speeders.
Not surprisingly, there will be an increased number of speed traps on GA highways to catch those that are speeding. How can you know how to avoid these speed traps?
Google Maps can help. A hidden feature available for both Android and iOS devices can help you slow down in time and alert you when a speed trap is on your route. To turn it on:
- Select your profile icon in the upper right-hand corner.
- Tap Settings.
- Go to Navigation.
- Ensure the toggle for Show speed limits is on.
When you put in a destination, you’ll see blue megaphone icons indicating where the speed traps are located. You can also turn on audible alerts that will inform you as you approach a speed trap.
Good luck Georgia drivers!