The Georgia Super-Speeder Law: A Concise Explanation

Posted by William H. Sherman on Aug 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Concerned about speeding and its safety ramifications, the state of Georgia implemented the “Super Speeder” law in 2010 (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-189). The law adds an additional fine of $200 payable directly to Georgia Department of Driver Services. This fee is separate and apart from the court fines and fees and failure to pay it within the 90 days after conviction could result in your license being suspended. After a conviction for a “super speeder” offense, the Georgia Department of Driver Services will notify the offender within 30 days of the speeding conviction. The Department of Driver Services will notify the offender via US Mail at the address appearing on the speeding ticket. So if you get a “super speeder” make sure you monitor your mail for the letter from the Department of Driver Services.

What is considered “Super Speeder”?

If you are convicted of speeding at 75 MPH on a two-lane road, or speeding at 85 MPH or higher on any roads in Georgia, you become a “Super Speeder” under Georgia law.

Will there be extra points on my license?

At this time, the Department of Driver Services only assesses the additional fine of $200 for a Super Speeder charge. No additional points are added for a Super Speeder charge; however, you will still receive the typical points based on the speeding ticket violation.

Does the Super Speeder law affect out-of-state driver's license holders?

If you are charged and convicted for a Super Speeder violation and your license is issued from another state, you are still required to pay the Super Speeder fine to the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Failure to do so could result in Georgia imposing a suspension of your non-resident driving privileges in Georgia and Georgia will report the suspension to your home state's licensing authority, which can suspend your driver's license.

What is the additional $200 fine for?

All fees collected under the super-speeder legislation are to be deposited in the general fund of the state of Georgia with the intent that the monies be used to fund a trauma care system in Georgia.

If you are charged with a super-speeder or any other traffic offense, call us at 678-215-4106. We can help!

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William H. Sherman

With a professional background that includes serving as a Senior Assistant County Attorney and as an Assistant Attorney General, attorney William H. Sherman has great experience, a broad range of legal knowledge and a proven record of success.  Each of Mr. Sherman's clients gets the full benefit of his experience.  Because attorney Sherman has worked for governmental organizations, large corporations and clerked for a judge, he has handled a wide variety of cases from negotiation and trial to successful appeal. Mr. Sherman is very proud of his reputation as a problem-solver who is always available to his clients.  Active in the community, Mr. Sherman and his wife, attorney Valerie Sherman, support many community organizations, sports teams and charities.  Call him now and let his experience work for you.


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