Super Speeder Law
State Gets Tough on Illegal Speeders
Any high-risk drivers who make a habit of ignoring posted speed limits in Georgia will feel the pinch of higher state fines on their wallets.
How much higher? HB160 tacks-on another $200 state-fee for any driver convicted of speeding at 75-or-more on any two-lane roads OR convicted of speeding at 85-and-over anywhere in Georgia. Those state fees are in addition to any local fines already in effect in the jurisdiction where the speeding offense occurs.
Under the provisions of this Georgia law, any driver convicted of violating HB160 will now be classified by the state as a Super Speeder and subject to the additional fee. The Super Speeder Law is designed to get tough on high-risk drivers who’ve been endangering other motorists and ignoring warnings to slow down. On average, there’s a speed-related death-a-day in Georgia!
Failure to pay the Super Speeder fee results in an additional $50 fee and the suspension of the offender’s driving privileges and license. Super Speeder is a highway safety law designed to save lives on our roads by changing the way illegal speeders drive in Georgia; by slowing them down within legal limits.
And these fees save lives another way. Fees collected under the Super Speeder Law ae used to help fund Georgia’s trauma care hospital system where approximately 60 percent of all trauma-care-patients are crash-related. Super Speeders will help pay for the hospital beds where their crash-victims are being treated.
Drivers need to remember there are safety reasons for posted speed limits. Any time motorists drive at illegal speeds they put themselves, their passengers and others at tremendous risk. Crash forces double on impact with every 10 mph increase in speed above 50. Speed reduces the amount of available time needed to avoid a crash. Georgia’s Super Speeder Law and fees have been in effect since Jan. 1, 2010.