Like most other states, Georgia has maximum speed limits and a basic speed law that requires motorists to always drive at a reasonable and safe speed. And drivers who are convicted of speeding typically face fines and demerit points on their driving record.
But Georgia also has a "super speeder" law that imposes additional penalties for excessive speeding. Here's how this law works.
Georgia's super speeder law targets excessive speeding.
In Georgia, you can get a super speeder ticket if you're caught going at least:
So, if you want to avoid a super speeder violation and the penalties that come with it, at least stay under these speeds.
A super speeder conviction results in a $200 fee on top of the normal speeding fine. So the total amount with the normal fine and the super speed fee will be a maximum of:
Keep in mind, that other fees the judge imposes can increase the total amount a driver has to pay for a super speeder ticket.
Drivers who fail to pay the super speeder fee on time (within about 120 days) face license suspension and an additional $50 fee.
Generally, the number of points you'll face for any speeding ticket depends on the amount by which you exceeded the speed limit. The point amounts are:
When you acquire at least 15 points within 24 months, you'll face license suspension.
A super speeder ticket is a misdemeanor, not a felony.
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.