Speeding is a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents, injuries, and fatalities. In Georgia, it can also result in hefty fines and the suspension of your license—even if you weren't involved in a crash.
In effect since January 2010, Georgia's Super Speeder Law—also known as HB 160—requires drivers to pay $200 to the state when convicted of driving 75 mph or faster on a two-lane road, or 85 mph or faster on any road or highway.
This is in addition to any local fines and fees assessed for the speeding violation. Super Speeder fines are essentially an administrative penalty used to support the state's public hospital system.
If you've been convicted of a Super Speeder offense, the Georgia Department of Drivers Services notifies you by mail. Once you have received the official notice, you have 120 days to pay the Super Speeder fine. Failure to pay on time results in the suspension of your license and driving privileges. Getting your license back requires paying the $200 Super Speeder fine, along with a $50 reinstatement fee.
If you fail to pay the fine and continue to drive, and you are later stopped for a traffic violation, you could:
- Be arrested for driving on a suspended license.
- Face a minimum of two days in jail, a fine of $500 or more, and an additional six-month suspension of your driving privileges.
This doesn't have to happen. A skilled criminal defense attorney can help you successfully resolve your traffic violation and speeding issues, and avoid the harshest possible penalties. When it comes to potential Super Speeder cases, the sooner you consult an attorney, the better.
Don't Let a Super Speeder Designation Put the Brakes on Your Driving Privileges
If you were cited for driving 75 mph or faster on a two-lane road or 85 mph or faster on any road or highway in Georgia, you will be deemed a Super Speeder upon conviction. Don't take that risk. Talk to Rechtman & Spevak's skilled criminal defense attorney, Dantel D. Ruiz, about your case to find out how she can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation.