Georgia’s Super Speeder Law
Along with other speeding laws, Georgia enacted its Super Speeder law in January 2010. The law that defines it is Section 40-6-189 of the Georgia Code. Under this law, you will be labeled a Super Speeder if you are found driving at a speed of 85 miles per hour or more on any Georgia road or highway or 75 miles per hour or more on any two-lane road or highway.
What Are the Penalties for a Super Speeder Ticket?
The consequences are that you will have to pay a fine for whatever speeding took place to the jurisdiction where it happened along with an extra $200 state fee for your Super Speeding conviction. This extra fee is required to be paid within 120 days. Failure to pay it will lead to a suspension of your license. You will then be required to pay a $50 reinstatement fee in addition to the Super Speeder fee in order to have your license reinstated.
When the Department of Drivers Services (DDS) is notified of your Super Speeder conviction, it will then notify you in the mail of your Super Speeder fee. If you fail to pay the Super Speeder fee and the $50 reinstatement fee, your license will likely be suspended indefinitely. Should you be caught driving after the 120 days have passed, you will likely go jail and be required to post bond because of driving on a suspended license. Driving on a suspended license will be charged as a misdemeanor. In a first offense, this charge is punishable by a potential of two days in jail, a fine of $500, and an additional six months without driving privileges.
What Are the Insurance Consequences of a Super Speeder Ticket?
A Super Speeder conviction will generally result in a hike in your car insurance premiums even though it will not add any points onto your driving record. However, you will likely receive points on your record for the speeding you did engage in based on how many miles over the limit you drove. For example, driving 15 miles over the posted limit typically adds two points to your license. On average, it has been estimated that, in these situations, you can expect to pay approximately an additional $1,000 more per year on your car insurance bill.
It is important to remember that paying your fine on any speeding ticket is an automatic admission of guilt. It closes out your ticket as a conviction. This conviction is then forwarded to the DDS so that it can notify you of the additional $200 penalty you will be charged. If you wish to have your day in court and contest the ticket, you must follow the instructions on the original speeding ticket to do so.
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