Georgia Super Speeder

GEORGIA SUPER SPEEDER TICKET LAWYER


The Georgia Super Speeder laws went into effect in January 1, 2010.  The law is as follows:
Georgia Code Ann., § 40-6-189.  Classification as super speeder; fees; funding for trauma care system.

(a) As used in this Code section, the term “department” means the Department of Driver Services.

(b) In addition to any other fines or penalties imposed by any local jurisdiction or the department, the department shall administer and collect a fee of $200.00 from any driver who is convicted of driving at a speed of 85 miles per hour or more on any road or highway or 75 miles per hour or more on any two-lane road or highway, as defined in Code Section 40-6-187. Such a driver, upon conviction, shall be classified as a “super speeder.”

(c) The department shall notify offenders of the imposition of a fee under this Code section within 30 days after receipt of a qualifying ticket and notice of conviction. Failure to pay the fee imposed by this Code section within 90 days after receipt of the notice shall result in the suspension of the driver’s license or driving privileges of the offender, and, in addition to the existing fees and penalties, a fee of $50.00 shall be assessed, payable upon the application for reinstatement of the driver’s license or driving privileges. Notice shall be provided by the department to the offender by first-class mail to the address shown on the records of the department. Such mailed notice shall be adequate notification of the fee imposed by this Code section and of the offender’s ability to avoid a driver’s license suspension by paying the fee prior to the effective date of the suspension. No other notice shall be required to make the driver’s license suspension effective.

One of the most important things to understand about Georgia Super Speeder is that there is no warning given to drivers before pleading guilty by paying a Georgia Speeding ticket.  If a speeding ticket meets the conditions set forth in the Super Speeder law and a driver pleads guilty by paying the ticket, the driver will receive a notice a few days later informing them that on top of the fine, and additional $200.00 Super Speeder penalty must be paid to the Georgia Department of Driver Services to avoid a license suspension.  Once the driver pays the ticket, it is too late to avoid a Super Speeder penalty.

Contact Goldstein Law Group LLC online or at 678-757-5529 to schedule your free initial consultation. Helping Atlanta, Georgia drivers get on with their lives one traffic ticket at a time.

Resources:

Georgia Department of Driver Services Super Speeder FAQ:
http://www.dds.ga.gov/faqs/index.aspx?faqcategoryid=34

Overview of Georgia’s New Super Speeder Law by the Honorable Charles L. Barrett, III, Chief Judge for the City of Duluth and Lilburn Municipal Courts:
http://www.gcba.org/pdf/February%202010%20Super%20Speeder%20Article.pdf