The Georgia Super Speeder Law is sure to make your wallet tighten up, and your foot to be a bit lighter on the pedal when it becomes law, January 1, 2010.
If you are inclined to exceed the speed limit, you are going to feel this one right in your wallet in the form of higher state fines (called fees.)
How much higher? The new law titled HB160 tacks-on another two-hundred-dollar 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 new state fees will be in addition to any local fines already in effect in the jurisdiction where the speeding offense occurs.
According to the new law, anyone convicted under the new law will be called a "super speeder" and will be subject to the additional fee. And if you fail to pay the new fee, you'll get an additional $50 fee along with the suspension of your driving privileges and license. Ouch!
Of course, the idea is to change the driving habits of the people that cause more accidents...you've heard the saying, "speed kills." It's a highway safety law designed to save lives by getting people to slow down.
But the fees will help save lives in another way...the fees collected under this new law will be used to help fund Georgia's trauma care hospital system, where some 60% of the patients are from auto crashes.
So, the next time you are on the open roads of Georgia and think, "Ah...let's let the top down and go for it..." you might have more that messed up hair!
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