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Speeding will cost you!

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – School starts Monday in Dougherty County, and Albany Police are asking drivers to take care as you drive to work.

There will be staggered starting times for the schools again this year, so the school cross walks caution times will range from 7:15 until 8:30 in the morning, and from 2:15 until 4:00 in the afternoon.

Police warn that they will be out in force making sure traffic slows down in the school zones, and will be giving tickets to speeders.  

"Need them to pay attention to what they are doing. Go ahead and leave home early. First day of school. We expect a lot more people to be out riding around. They are still trying to get the bus schedule situated, so there may be many more parents actually driving children to school," said Sgt. William Dowdell of the Albany Police Department.

There were two Dougherty County school students struck by cars last year, and Albany Police want drivers to slow down and hopefully prevent anymore accidents. Fines are doubled for speeding in school zones, and can range from $200 to $1000.


Here are the excess speeds, monetary fines, and drivers license points in place for Dougherty County.

 MPH Over   Fine     Points     
5-10 $40 14-29 (2)  
11-15 $75 20-23 (3)  
16-20 $89 14-34 (4)  
21-25 $117 35+ (6)  
26-30 $215    
31-35 $285    
36-40 $425    
40+ $565    

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