Today, voters in Georgia will decide on whether or not those convicted of Reckless Driving will be liable for additional fines at a substantially higher cost than what Georgia law dictates now.
DUI convictions in Georgia carry severe fines and penalties including loss of your driver’s license and a specific fine or surcharge that is levied against a drunk driver in addition to the fines that are related to the conviction itself. This surcharge is set aside for the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund, a fund that has helped those innocent victims/passengers of DUI related crashes injured by a drunk driver with various expenses incurred on their road to recovery.
David Dodson, the Chairman of the Brain Injury Association of Georgia claims the fund has less revenue due to the increasing number of DUI charges which are being changed to Reckless Driving charges. If Georgia voters decide that Reckless Drivers should have a surcharge added on it will still be less than a DUI surcharge as overall the fines are less.
What do you think about this proposed change to Georgia’s Reckless Driving Law?