Since January 1, 2010, HB160 has been the law of the land, and especially the highways, in Georgia. This law is known as the Super Speeder law, and anyone who violates it is designated a Super Speeder, and is subject to a $200 fine. If you ask an Atlanta speeding accident lawyer, he or she will probably tell you that the Georgia Super Speeder Law is a good thing. Attorneys know that Georgia averages one death in which speeding was a factor every day. They will also tell you that the trauma care costs due to speeders are tremendous. Vehicle crashes account for 69 percent of the people admitted to trauma care hospitals. Fees collected from Super Speeders will help fund these hospitals. Hopefully, Super Speeder fees will also save lives by getting people to slow down.
The Consequences of Super Speeding
You should consult with a state official or an Atlanta speeding accident attorney if you need specific information, but in general the Super Speeder law applies to anyone caught speeding at over 75 miles per hour on any two-lane road, or 85 miles per hour anywhere. The Super Speeder fee is $200. This fee is paid to the Department of Driver Services (DDS). This is a state fee, and is in addition to any fines or other penalties imposed by the municipality in which the speeding occurred. This fee does not add points to your driver’s license.
Because this is a state fee, you will not be able to pay it when you go to court, or with other fines that you might get. You will be told by mail that you owe the fee. If you don’t pay it within 120 days of the notice’s date, your driver’s license will be suspended. You can pay your fee on the DDS website, at any DDS office or by mail.
Atlanta speeding accident lawyers are often asked how someone can get their license back once it has been suspended. You have to pay your fee, plus an additional $50 dollar reinstatement fee.
You may need to talk to an Atlanta speeding accident attorney is if you are an out-of-state driver and are caught speeding in violation of this law. This is especially true if you are involved in an accident. You will be liable for the fee just as a Georgia driver would be. If you do not pay it on time, your Georgia driving privileges will be suspended and this violation will be reported to your state authorities.
Why Did Georgia Create The Super Speeder Law
The Super Speeder law is a response to known dangers of speeding. Atlanta speeding injury attorneys see the results of speeding every day. The faster you are going, the less time you have to react to a dangerous situation. Every ten miles per hour that you travel above 50 means a doubling of the potential crash force. Speeders that refuse to slow down, even after repeated warnings, are putting themselves, their passengers and other drivers at unnecessary risk.
Georgia is serious about speeding and the Super Speeder law proves that. Atlanta speeding injury attorneys hope that the law will encourage drivers to slow down and save lives.
If you have been injured by a super speeder find out how it could help you in your case . Call the Angell Law Firm for a FREE consultation at (770) 217-4954.