Since January 1st, 2010 the state “Super Speeder Law” has been in effect in Georgia. High-risk drivers who make a habit of ignoring posted speed limits will experience higher state fines. This law defines a driver who is convicted of speeding at 75 mph or more on a two-lane road or at 85 mph and above on any road or highway in the State of Georgia. In addition to the fines and fees paid to the jurisdiction where the speeding offense took place, a $200 Super Speeder state fee is to be paid by the convicted driver. Failure to pay the Super Speeder fee within 120 days of official notice will result in the suspension of the offender’s license or driving privileges. Payment of a $50 reinstatement fee in addition to the $200 Super Speeder fee will then be required to reinstate their license or driving privileges.
This law was established to slow down dangerous repetitive speeders, and to reduce the number of speeding related accidents. Fees collected under the new Super Speeder Law will be used to help fund Georgia’s trauma care hospital system where approximately sixty-percent of all trauma-care-patients are crash-related. Now for the first time, Super Speeders will help pay for the hospital beds where their crash-victims are being treated.
Don’t get stuck with a Super Speeder ticket. Slow down! But if you’ve already been issued one, call attorney Joseph Lariscy who specializes in traffic laws to discuss your case and best options. Don’t pay the ticket until you have spoken to our attorney and then you can make an informed decision as to which direction to go in.
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