In 2010 Georgia drivers and out of state motorists driving through Georgia became liable for new, higher penalties for speeding at above average miles per hour under a law known as the Georgia Super Speeder Law. The new law or O.C.G.A. § 40-6-189, adds another $200 onto a speeding ticket for anyone caught speeding and driving at 75 MPH or above on a 2 lane highway or 85 MPH or above on a 4 lane highway.. The $200 will be added on(at the state level) to the fines a Georgia city or GA county imposes upon an offender that are already in place for speeding violations in GA. Once a traffic or speeding ticket fine has been paid, the violation is reported by the court to the Georgia DDS. A driver will then receive a letter from the GA DDS advising that they now owe $200, payable within 120 days. If you do not pay the super speeder fine in that period of time, you could potentially have your driver’s license suspended.
Contact our Georgia Traffic Lawyers by calling 404-933-1153, NOW for more information on the Super Speeder and how you can avoid getting that designation and the fine. Concerned about extra points on your driving record, paying that fine for your super speeder ticket or potentially losing your license due to non payment? Hawkins Spizman Fortas provides a free GA Super Speeder ticket consult if you’ve received a Super Speeder ticket in any county or city in Georgia. Or complete the contact form and our GA speeding ticket law firm will get back to you.
Who would be considered a Super Speeder according to Georgia O.C.G.A. 40-6-189?
If you are driving in GA, and caught and convicted of speeding at 75 MPH on a two lane road, or speeding at 85 MPH or higher on any roads in Georgia, you become a Super Speeder and will be fined according to the GA Super Speeder law. Thus, this law applies statewide to all those driving in and passing through Georgia and a $200 state fee will be imposed any time a motorist is convicted of a Super Speeder offense.
Is the Super Speeder fine all that I will pay for my speeding ticket in Georgia?
No, the Super Speeder fine or penalty of $200 is in addition to any other fines or penalties that a city or county in Georgia imposes upon you for your speeding ticket. Those fines for your primary ticket vary by county and city in Georgia.
How am I notified of a Georgia Super Speeder ticket fine?
A speeding ticket offender will be notified within 30 days of the original speeding conviction, via US mail at the same physical address that appears on the original GA speeding ticket violation. The Georgia DDS(Department of Driver Services) mails the Super Speeder notification. If your address changes and you somehow miss receiving the Super Speeder letter, you will still be liable for the fine. If you don’t pay it, whatever the reason, within 90 days of when the letter was mailed, your driver’s license could be suspended.
If I receive a GA Super Speeder fine does that mean I will receive extra points on my driving record?
No, the points you receive will be based on the original speeding ticket violation and each ticket is different.. The Super Speeder fine must be paid however or other penalties will be imposed such as driver’s license suspension if the fine is not paid within 90 days of receipt.
Contact a Georgia Traffic Lawyer for a free consult and to learn more about your rights regarding the Super Speeder fines and handling the speeding ticket without having to go to court in any Georgia municipality. Remember that if you just go ahead and pay your speeding ticket in Georgia you are admitting guilt and if speeding at a high enough rate of speed you will be considered a super speeder and responsible for the extra $200 payment.