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 in Columbus
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, Monday, December 21, at 2:00PM
WHERE: Muscogee County Marshal’s Office, 100 10th Street, 2nd Floor, West Wing
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 21st News Conference at the Muscogee County Marshal’s Office.
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