New State Law Gets Tough on Illegal Speeders
NEW ‘SUPER SPEEDER LAW’ STARTS NEW YEAR WITH NEW FINES
Georgia’s new state ‘SuperSpeeder Law’ goes into effect January 1st, 2010 and high-risk drivers who ignore posted speed limits will be the first to feel the weight of higher state fines during the New Year. ‘Super Speeder’ is designed to save lives on our highways by changing the way high-risk speeders drive in Georgia.
WHAT: ‘SuperSpeeder Law’ Campaign Kick-off News Conference
WHO: The Governor's Office of Highway Safety issues a statewide Speed Advisory for high-risk drivers in Georgia to slow down.
WHEN: News Conference, Wednesday, December 16, at 10:30AM
WHERE: 5th Street Bridge at Techwood over Atlanta Downtown Connector
WHAT IS A SUPER SPEEDER? Under the provisions of this new Georgia law, any driver convicted of violating HB160 will now be classified by the state as a ‘Super Speeder’ and subject to an additional fine. The new ‘Super Speeder Law’ is designed to get tough on high-risk drivers who’ve been endangering other motorists and ignoring warnings to slow down. On average, there’s a speed-related death-a- day in Georgia!
- HOW MUCH? The new ‘Super Speeder Law’ adds -on two-hundred-dollar state-fines for any driver convicted of speeding at 75-or-more on any two-lane roads.. OR convicted of speeding at 85-and-over on multiple lane roads any where in Georgia. The new state fines will be in addition to any local fines already in effect in the jurisdiction where the speeding offense occurs.
- STARTING WHEN? Beginning Friday, January 1st, 2010, Traffic Enforcement Units across the state will begin enforcing the ‘SuperSpeeder Law’ to crack-down on illegal speeders and make Georgia a safer place to drive.
WHAT’S NEXT? Fees collected under the new ‘SuperSpeeder Law’ will be used to help fund Georgia’s trauma care hospital system where approximately sixty- percent of all trauma-care-patients are crash-related. Now for the first time, ‘SuperSpeeders’ will help pay for the hospital beds where crash-victims are being treated. Georgia’s new ‘SuperSpeeder Law’ and fines go into effect January 1 st, 2010. L earn more at www.superspeedergeorgia.org .
Below are some of the photos from the December 16th News Conference at the 5th Street Bridge. The Super Speeder Committee would like to thank:
Bob Dallas, GOHS Director
Greg Dozier, DDS Commissioner
Bill Moore, Atlanta Medical Center CEO
Representative Jim Cole
APD Deputy Chief Pete Andresen
Brian Carr, Clean Air Campaign Director of Communications
Dr. Patrick O'Neal, Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Response for Georgia DCH
Major Mark McDonough, Commanding Officer of Field Operations for Georgia State Patrol
for their participation in the News Conference
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