Super Speeder Law in Georgia

GEORGIA CRACKS DOWN ON HABITUAL SPEEDERS WITH SUPER SPEEDER LAW

As of January 1, 2010, the state of Georgia has a new ‘Super Speeder Law’. It means that dangerous speeders must pay higher fees for speeding tickets.  For drivers who have a history of speeding, this new law should finally make them slow down.

How much more will a super speeder have to pay in fines?

The law requires drivers to pay an additional $200 if they get a speeding ticket for driving faster than 75 miles per hour on a two lane road.  This also applies if he is going more than 85 miles per hour anywhere in the state of Georgia.  The ‘Super Speeder Law” or HB160 is added to any local fines that the speeder has to pay.

Who is considered a super speeder?

Any Atlanta car accident attorney will tell you that this new law applies to anyone who violates the law, and that additional fees are required.  The legislature designed the law to stop reckless drivers from causing serious injury to others.  Basically, they created the law to warn motorists that they should slow down.  Unfortunately, speeding causes serious injury and accounts for at least one daily fatality in Georgia.

The new ‘Super Speeder Law” was also established so that law enforcement could crack down on anyone that ignores posted speed limits.  It aims to stop serious injuries and fatalities by imposing fines on those who drive dangerously.

These new fines will also stop fatalities in another way as well.  Fees generated as a result of this new law will fund the trauma care hospital system in Georgia.  This is where many of the victims of speeding crashes are treated.  Therefore, the fees are used to treat personal injuries caused by dangerous speeders.

All drivers must realize that speed limits exist for a good reason.  When you ignore the limits, this puts everyone at risk.  Remember that for every 10 miles that you drive over the speed limit, this doubles the crash force if an accident occurs.  Also, you won’t have as much time to slow down and stop an accident from occurring.

About the Author:

Matthew C. Hines began his professional career in October, 2004, after graduating from Georgia State University with a Law Degree and Masters in Business Administration. Immediately, Mr. Hines started his law practice and began helping clients in all areas of law including personal injury, family law, immigration matters and much more.

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