'Sweet deal' on River Watch

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What a nice little setup the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has on River Watch Parkway.

I usually drive a different route each day to and from work, but one day recently I needed to go to a business just off River Watch in Martinez.

From downtown, the speed limit has been 55 mph since it opened – but as I came upon a sign saying 45 mph, no sooner had I seen the sign – on a curve – than there were two patrol cars pulling over vehicles.

Pretty nice deal, huh? Drive down the road, see a sign and bam, deputies have you on radar. How long has this sweet deal been happening?

T.E. Freemon


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thauch12 06/04/13 - 08:23 am
for FAR too long. but's

for FAR too long. but's nothing is going to change because it's one of the RCSO's biggest cash cows (speeding tickets during the day and DUIs at night).

Fiat_Lux 06/04/13 - 08:30 am
Except for where it drops suddenly to 35 mph

And that's where they set up a whole slew of the boys of motorbike a few weeks ago, between Fury's Ferry and I-20 eastbound. There were so many people to pull over that there were at least 6 LEOs doing it. That was a red letter day for sure.

Sweet son
Sweet son 06/04/13 - 11:46 am
Also watch out for the motorcycle LEO's on Walton Way EXT as

you approach Pleasant Home/Scott Nixon. It is easy to get up extra speed as you travel over I 20 from Robert C Daniel. Seems like it is a daytime Tuesday event. I'm sure the new traffic man is riding high on his horse.

GnipGnop 06/04/13 - 02:02 pm
They have to be....

visible for 500 feet and cannot clock you within so many feet of a reduction in speed(I seem to remember it as being 300). The best way to avoid a ticket though is not to speed :)

TrukinRanger 06/04/13 - 08:29 pm
Here's an idea.. slow down

Here's an idea.. slow down and go the speed limit. I drive Riverwatch 7 or 8 times a week. At least 1 of the 8 times there's police out there performing traffic duty. People fly down Riverwatch, from one end to the other. When I hit the railroad tracks by the truck stop it nearly knocks out my steering- but the other yahoos found a way to avoid it... they use the 1st track as a ramp at 70 mph.... The cops are out there doing their job. Get over it and slow down

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