Georgia Super Speeder Law. Can You Say Ouch?

Reblogger Kerry Lucasse
Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty - Nest Atlanta Team

Original content by Thom Abbott 272617

Georgia Super Speeder LawThe 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!

Georgia State PatrolOf 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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Charlie Ragonesi
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Many oif these speeding fines are the tax we pay for driving. I have seen terrible signs and traps here in the mountains

Jan 03, 2010 01:52 PM #1
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Mary Douglas
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Ouch - those are hefty fines- hope everyone slows down, saves their money and their life :-)

Jan 04, 2010 11:36 AM #2
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Sherry Chastain
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I'm not so sure this will work in Atlanta, I think they should try it somewhere else first. Anytime I've been to Atlanta I fully understood if you weren't driving in the slow lane at least 75 someone would plow your A** to the side of the road. Maybe it will be like New Orleans and drinkers.....there will be some kind of tolerance policy.

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