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Understanding Georgia’s Super Speeder law

| Jan 29, 2021 | Traffic Violations

If you get a traffic ticket in Georgia, you could be facing steep penalties and fines, as well as other consequences. You may think resolving the problem is as simple as paying the ticket and moving on, but you may find yourself surprised to receive notification stating you violated the Super Speeder law. However, you may not be sure what that means or what it could mean for your record.

In Georgia, the law designates any driver who goes 75 miles per hour or higher on a two-lane road or 85 miles per hour or higher on a highway as a Super Speeder. The fees associated with this are in addition to any fines you are already paying for the original ticket. The State levies Super Speeder fines, while one pays the original traffic ticket to the jurisdiction where the infraction took place.

What does it mean for you?

As with any type of traffic ticket, a Super Speeder ticket will result in fees you may not be able to afford. This fine is $200 in addition to the original ticket. Here are a few things you may need to know about this type of infraction in Georgia:

  • Failure to pay the Super Speeder ticket within 120 days of getting the ticket will result in a suspension of your license.
  • The Department of Driver Services will receive notification of your Super Speeder violation, and you will receive your payment notice from that department.
  • Out-of-state drivers can still get Super Speeder tickets. They are not exempt from the $200 fine.

Any type of traffic ticket can also result in an accumulation of points on your license. This may lead to higher insurance rates and other penalties, such as an eventual suspension of your license.

Protecting your interests

Your future interests are worth protecting, no matter what you are up against. A traffic ticket may not seem like a significant issue, but its potential impacts are something you should take seriously. There are circumstances in which it is possible to fight a ticket and avoid the fines and points on your record. Before you pay, you may find it beneficial to explore the specific options available to you and how you can determine the most appropriate way forward for your individual situation.