The state of Georgia’s “Super Speeder Law” enforces tougher penalties upon those who are convicted of speeding in the following two scenarios:
- 75 mph or more on a two-lane road; or
- 85 mph or more on any other road in Georgia
A person convicted in either of these scenarios is considered a “Super Speeder,” and he or she will be ordered to pay additional fees on top of those already imposed upon a driver by the law. The idea is to get drivers to slow down in the hopes that preventable accidents will be reduced.
It stands to reason that the faster a driver goes, the more likely he is going to get into an accident, and the more likely that accident will involve more severe damages and injuries. If you have been the victim of an accident wherein the other driver was traveling at a high rate of speed, a traffic accident lawyer can help.
The speed limit of a road does not matter when someone is charged under the Super Speeder Law. The only factors that are considered are the rate of speed at which the person was driving, and the type of road he or she was driving on. So, whether a person was driving 75 mph in a school zone that was part of a two-lane road, or any other two-lane road, all that matters is that he was driving 75 mph on a two-lane road.
Here at Atlanta car accident lawyer, we understand that life happens. While you should not be driving at 75 mph on a two-lane road, or 85 mph on any other road, on a normal day, we have seen cases where clients have emergencies that required them to travel at higher rates of speed. Let us review your case and help you understand what your next steps should be.
Penalties Under the Super Speeder Law
Those who are convicted under the Super Speeder Law are charged an extra $200 over and above the fines that are already imposed upon convicted speeders in the state of Georgia. One bright spot, however, is that being declared a “super speeder” does not add any additional points to your license.
That being said, a speeding conviction by itself will still earn you points on your license in accordance with the following:
- 15-18 mph over the speed limit – 2 points
- 19-23 mph over the speed limit – 3 points
- 24-33 mph over the speed limit – 4 points
- 34 mph or more over the speed limit – 6 points
We strongly recommend that you speak with a car accident lawyer if you are facing a speeding charge, especially if that speeding charge can result in a hefty points penalty on your license.
Some have argued that the Super Speeder Law is unconstitutional. Their main argument is that it may be safer at times for drivers to follow the speed at which the drivers around them are going, even if that speed is faster than what is posted. This is one of the reasons why you may not be pulled over for driving faster than the speed limit on a busy highway.
Further, those who oppose the Super Speeder Law have pointed out that while speed may be a factor in some accidents, there may be other factors involved, like texting and driving. When a driver is distracted, he may not swerve out of the way or brake to avoid a collision – things that a driver who is speeding may otherwise be able to do without the distraction being present.
If you were involved in an accident, and you are being blamed for your speed but you have proof that the other driver was engaging in distracted driving, we can help. An experienced lawyer can review your case and determine just how much of a part speed played in the accident, and how much blame truly lies with the other driver for causing or failing to prevent the accident from happening.
Facing A Super Speeder Charge? Call Us Right Away!
Paying fines and having points added to your license for a speeding conviction is bad enough. Having to pay an additional $200 on top of that is even worse. Let our Atlanta car accident lawyers review your case. We will fight to reduce the points and the fines against you so that you don’t go bankrupt over what would otherwise be a potentially minor traffic ticket.
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