"Beware the new Super Speeder Law!"
Interstate 85 has always been a serviceable highway in the Atlanta area. If you live north of the City and commute, traffic can be a nightmare. Otherwise, it is very easy to use Interstate 85 to access the northeastern and southern suburbs of Atlanta (or to zoom through the city itself). In fact, you can take Interstate 85 all the way to Richmond, Virginia and all the way south to the ocean. One new concern: increased police presence. In January, a new super speeder law went into effect that dramatically increases the cost of speeding tickets. I believe that the police are going to be enforcing speeding much more since the financial benefit has increased. Be very careful!