This last weekend, our group of five 50+ women visited Tybee Island. The island itself was beautiful, and our rental through Tybee Vacation Rentals could not have been any nicer. We all would have loved to return, or recommend it to others, but we cannot.
On our first night, the friend who had the rental car went out to pick up a pizza at Huc-a-Poo's (excellent !). On her way back, there were two police cars pulled over on the side of the road. She slowed down, and moved over, but not fully into the left lane. Big mistake. One of them jumped in his car and pulled her over. She was polite, and provided her license and rental agreement. Instead of issuing a warning, the officer proceeded to give her a long lecture, and a ticket. He kept her by the side of the road for almost a half hour! He was rude and unpleasant, to say the least.
Today, she logged into the system to find out how much the ticket was for, and how to pay it. Are you sitting down? $ 626 !!! She wasn't thrilled with being pulled over, and expected to have to pay but not an outlandish amount. To top it off, it stated that she could not electronically pay, or mail a check, but was expected to show up in person - from California!
If the police department is trying to discourage people from visiting, then they are doing a great job. We aren't drunken, stupid fools dangerously flying down their roads. We are middle-aged visitors who were excited to explore a new area.
I won't say it ruined our vacation, but it certainly soured us on coastal GA as a future destination.