Imagine you are driving down to Jekyll Island for a business conference for work. It’s a beautiful day as you travel along the highway, stopping in Savannah, Georgia for a bite to eat and some photos of one the historic squares. As you enter back onto the highway, putting Savannah behind you, you head out to the island. Traffic is light and you are making good time for the afternoon meet and greet at the conference. As you cross the bridge onto the island, you see blue lights in your rear view mirror and look down to see that you are going nearly 75 miles per hour. You panic as you pull over to the side of the road knowing this is going to be hard to explain to your boss. You are in your company truck, on company time, on a business trip. Your troubles are just beginning as you learn that your ticket is going to be extra costly due to Georgia’s Super Speeder Law. You need to know if it will apply to you.
What is Georgia’s Super Speeder Law?
HB160 became known as the Georgia Super Speeder Law aimed to slow down drivers in Georgia. The law provides a $200 additional fine for anyone who is convicted of driving over 85 miles per hour on any road or highway or 75 miles per hour on any two lane road or highway. Here’s how it works,
- You receive a ticket for going 85 on a highway.
- You are convicted upon your payment of the speeding ticket because you are pleading guilty to the charge.
- After you pay, you are sent a bill for an additional $200 because you are then designated as a Super Speeder.
- You have 120 days to pay this.
- Failure to pay the fine can result in suspension of your license.
Is Super Speeder a Felony?
A Super Speeder ticket is a misdemeanor. Super Speeder is simply a designation the State of Georgia gives certain speeding offenses. It is an additional financial penalty levied by the state. Although it is only another financial penalty, it should be taken seriously since it can lead to a lose of license if not handled correctly.
How Many Points Can You Get On Your License For a Super Speeder?
The Georgia point system is the same for all speeding convictions—super speeder or not. If you get 15 points in 24 months, your license will be suspended. Each offense carries a penalty between two to six points according to the breakdown provided by Georgia Department of Driver Services .
|15 to 18 mph over speed limit||2 Points|
|19 to 23 mph over speed limit||3 Points|
|24 to 33 mph over speed limit||4 Points|
|34 mph or more over speed limit||6 Points|
It should be noted that each state handles the license point system differently. However most states do recognize out of state tickets and will assign some points on the driving record for violations that result in convictions.
Fighting The Ticket / Saving Your License
Do not just pay the ticket. It’s important that you speak to an attorney first. Learn your options. Paying that ticket means admitting guilt. An attorney may be able to negotiate the ticket before you pay it so that it will no longer meets the requirements of a Super Speeder violation.
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