Like most other states, Georgia has maximum speed limits and a basic speed law that requires motorists to always drive a reasonable speed. And drivers who are convicted of speeding typically face fines and demerit points on their driver record. But Georgia also has a “super speeder” law that imposes additional penalties for excessive speeding. Here’s how this law works.
For all speeding violations, the fines depend on the amount by which the driver exceeded the speed limit. Similarly, the number of points for a violation dependent on the driver’s speed in relation to the speed limit.
Additionally, motorists who are caught driving at least 85 miles per hour on any road or highway or at least 75 miles per hour on any two-lane road or highway are designated “super speeders.” A super speeder conviction results in a $200 fee on top of the normal speeding fine. Drivers who fail to pay the super speeder fee on time (within about 120 days) face license suspension and an additional $50 fee.
With the consequences of a super speeding ticket being so severe, it might be worth talking to a traffic attorney about fighting the ticket. The defenses that are available in a speeding ticket case differ depending on the circumstances. However, viable defenses often involve disputing the accuracy of the device (radar, LIDAR, or VASCAR) the officer used to clock your speed. A local traffic attorney—who knows how things work in your area—will be best suited to know how to go about putting together this type of defense.