A Look at Georgia’s Super Speeder Law
In 2010, Georgia passed a new law designed to punish those who speed excessively. The Super Speeder Law stipulates that regular speeders will become Super Speeders when they are cited for driving over 75 miles per hour on a two lane road, or 85 miles per hour on any road or highway within Georgia. Those charged as a Super Speeder will face the fines and points that come with a standard speeding ticket. In addition to standard speeding ticket fines, the state will charge an additional $200 for your excessive speed. The fine goes directly to the Georgia Department of Driver Services and is essentially an administrative penalty.
Super Speeder Fines and Penalties
In Georgia, the maximum speed limit on most rural interstates is 70 miles per hour. This means that you only need to be 15 miles per hour over the speed limit when you are considered a Super Speeder. The standard speeding ticket for 15 miles per hour over the limit will result in two points on your license.
The speed limit in Atlanta's urban interstate is 55 miles per hour, requiring you exceed the limit by 30 miles per hour to be a Super Speeder. Four points will be added to your license for a speeding ticket of 30 miles per hour over the limit. You will receive six points if your speed climbs to 34 miles per hour over the limit. Drivers that accumulate over 15 points in a two year span will have their license suspended.
Failure to pay a speeding ticket can result in suspension of your license and accumulation of additional fines and fees. Speeding tickets can impact your insurance rates and could affect employment opportunities.
Has the Super Speeder Law Impacted Drivers?
Hundreds of thousands of tickets have been issued under the Super Speeder law since its inception five years ago. Despite the high number of those fined as Super Speeders, Georgia State Troopers have not reported much of an improvement. Georgia drivers appear to continue to speed, regardless of the financial consequences. This leaves lawmakers with a serious dilemma—if drivers do not respond to additional fines and the threat of losing their license, what will make drivers slow down? Safety officials and lawmakers across the country are considering this issue as thousands continue to be hurt or killed in speed related accidents.
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