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Speed limits on GA 520

October 30, 2002

Terrell County - Have you ever wondered why the speed limit on Georgia 520 from Brunswick to Columbus constantly changes?

Most drivers would think it's a speed trap, but it's not. The Georgia Department of Transportation sets the limits for safety reasons.

The road goes from 55 miles per hour to 65 miles per hour several times and down to 45 within city limits. Some drivers think the speed limit should be consistent. Truck Driver, Dewayne Smith, says, "I think it's a lot of speeding and slowing down for nothing. I think that would be more of a hazard than just being 65 all the way."

DOT officials say Georgia 520 was built to be a 55 mile per hour road. The 55 mile per hour areas have to have a minimum of five miles of roadway that meets site distance standards to raise to 65. Curves and hills keep part of Georgia 520 from changing to 65.

posted at 5:39PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com

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