Thomasville Police Officers are Cracking Down on Speeding

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Thomasville Police Officers say they're cracking down on speeding. Officer Baggett said some of he main roads where speeders are caught are Smith Avenue, Jackson and Old Monticello.

Officers said the prices of tickets have increased since the first of the year, costing residents hefty fines.

"I didn't realize the prices had gone up but I'm sure that the motivation is to get compliance," said Thomasville resident Brenda Parrish.

According to Thomasville Police the average price of speeding tickets can range from the lowest being 100 dollars and the highest being 300 dollars.

"There's a pretty steep fine for speeding here in Thomasville," said Thomasville Police PIO Lieutenant Eric Hampton.

Here's a breakdown of the fines: if a driver is caught driving 11-15 miles over the speed limit, they will receive a 100 dollar citation, 16-25 miles over equals 150 dollars 26-35 miles over equals 200 and 36 and over equals a 300 dollar citation.

Officers say weekly an average of 150-200 speeding tickets are cited to those whose feet are a little heavier than should be.

"I obey the law I maybe go five miles per hour above the speed limit,"
said Parrish.

While taking part in a ride along with officer Baggett, in less than an hour, two drivers were cited for speeding, and another for not wearing a seatbelt.

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