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What is Georgia’s Super Speeder law?

On Behalf of | Apr 29, 2024 | Drunk Driving, Uncategorized |

Just a single motorist driving at excessive speeds can create a dangerous situation for everyone on the road. If law enforcers catch you driving at 75 mph on two-lane roads or at 85 mph and above on any road within the state, you are a Super Speeder. This label comes with a steep $200 fee on top of standard fines and potential fees the court may impose.

Beyond putting a dent in your wallet, a Super Speeder violation may carry other serious consequences.

The cost of being tagged as a Super Speeder

In Georgia, driving at dangerous speeds of 85 mph on any highway or road or 75 mph on two-lane roads can result in a super speeder violation. It can escalate your traffic ticket cost anywhere from $200 to $1400 after combining the Super Speeder fee, standard fines and other legal fees.

If you miss the 120 deadline for payment, you are looking at another $50 to reinstate your driver’s license. The issue is that even if the law enforcer issues you a speeding ticket, they may not immediately inform you about your super speeder violation. It is the Department of Driver Services (DDS) who will notify you by mail. Not receiving this notice will not exempt you from payment.

Additionally, your insurance premiums may go up significantly, making this violation an expensive ordeal.

Why you might need legal defense

While speeding may seem like a minor offense, the consequences can be far-reaching. Many of those arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) were initially stopped for speeding violations. A conviction for both a DUI and a Super Speeder violation may result in jail time.

If you are charged with a traffic law violation, consider speaking to an attorney before pleading guilty. A charge is not equivalent to a conviction. An experienced lawyer can help you challenge your ticket and help minimize its impact on your future.

The road to safe driving does not need to start with a traffic ticket. By practicing defensive driving and respecting Georgia’s traffic laws, you can keep your record clean.