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“The Mission of the Pickens Sheriff’s Office is to partner with and serve the citizens of our community by providing effective, ethical and efficient law enforcement services for all.”
Instructions for payment by phone, mail, and online can be found on the back of your citation. If the digital violation is pulled up, the links are provided for payment. There is also a QR code specific to the violation for payment and other information.
Please view the FAQ below for all other Red Speed Camera questions.
Whenever you see a school zone sign that has flashing lights, it means the speed limit on that portion of the roadway is reduced by 10 MPH.
The school zone lights will turn on for one hour in the morning; this is before the first class of school instruction.
The flashing light will be on for one hour in the afternoon while students depart the school.
A flashing light is just to give you a warning. However, it will be marked if the speed limit is reduced.
If the lights are flashing in a 35 mph zone the speed limit may be 25 mph.
If School is in session, the speed limit is being enforced.
According to state law, anyone moving a vehicle (11+) miles per hour over the speed limit.
Instructions for payment by phone, mail, and online can be found on the back of your citation. There is also a QR code specific to the violation for payment and other information on the violation.
No. This is a civil violation and it does not get reported to insurance or the DDS. However, if you fail to contest or pay for your violation it can cause a suspension on your vehicle registration.
If you were not the driver of the vehicle that received the violation you will need to complete the affidavit provided by accessing your citation online. The affidavit needs to be completed and notarized (blue ink preferred). If you do not have any luck submitting the affidavit to RedSpeed you can also submit the form to the Pickens Sheriff's Office, addressing the attention to Major Shane Padgett or Corpora. (Please remember that filing a false or altered document is a felony in the State of Georgia. See O.C.G.A 16-10-20.1)
The first violation is $80 and $130 for subsequent violations. Payments are due by the "payday" date listed on the citation.
Yes. Login to https://secure.speedviolation.com and enter your citation number. You will be able to view photos and video of the violation.
From one hour before school, during school, and one hour after school. All monitored school zones and speeds are clearly marked.
Pickens Jr High: 6:45-3:15
Hill City: 7:30-4:00
You may mail a check or money order to the address printed on the citation and a pre-printed return envelope.
For faster credit card payments, you may pay securely online at https://secure.speedviolation.com. Electronic payments post the same day and you can receive a confirmation by e-mail.
PAYMENT BY PHONE: Call 833-917-7333, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Citations are civil offenses, not criminal infractions. No points are assessed on your driving record for automated enforcement violations. However, fines do escalate for repeat offenders.
The enforcement program utilizes state-of-the-art, multi-dimensional radar that tracks and monitors up to 350 cars simultaneously. Radar is accurate within .1 miles per hour. A detailed maintenance and testing log is maintained at all times. No tickets are issued within possible margin of error.
According to state law, paid citation revenue must be utilized for law enforcement activities that will make the communities safer, such as police equipment and new school resource officers.
Over the past ten years, there has been a nationwide spike in pedestrian fatalities due to a combination of speeding and distracted driving. Communities are turning to automated enforcement as a means of encouraging to follow speed limits and pay attention. Automated Enforcement is endorsed as a safety tool by Governor's Highway Safety Association, AAA, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Safety Council.
Slower driving saves lives. A person is about 70% more likely to be killed if they are struck by a vehicle traveling 30mph versus 25mph. There is a 93% chance of survival if a pedestrian is struck at 20mph. Small differences in speed make a huge difference, especially in school zones.
The Sheriff's Office will be putting in new signage that is clearly visible warning drivers that the roads are enforced by cameras. Additionally, the sheriff's office will provide a 30-day warning period during which time drivers will get used to the new signs and speeders will receive Warning Notices in the mail. Enforcement is planned for:
Warning Notices are courtesy notices extended by the sheriff's office, in addition to new clearly visible signs, to put drivers on notice of stepped-up enforcement in school zones. If you received a Warning Notice no further action is required. All drivers are encouraged to obey speed laws.