Most people know that speeding is against the law. Not only is it against the law, but it is one of the top causes of car accidents in the United States. In Georgia, the is something called the Super Speeder Law. This law is technically called HB 160 and went into effect over a decade ago. The Super Speeder Law in Georgia is designed to target speeders who driver 75 mph and up on two-lane roads or 85 mph and up on any road or highway in the state.
What Happens if You Get a Super Speeder Ticket in Georgia?
You do not want to be a Super Speeder in Georgia. While being designated as a Super Speeder will not add any additional points to your license, it will come with some hefty fines. In addition to the fines and points assessed as a result of your speeding ticket, you will also receive a bill for $200 in the mail for a Super Speed violation. Speeding will not only cost you money, but it puts you at a higher risk of a car accident resulting in severe injuries.
How Many Miles Over is a Super Speeder?
The maximum speed limit on any roadway in Georgia is 70 mph. This means that you can only travel at 15 mph faster than the speed limit in some places to be designated as a Super Speeder. Chances are, you will not be notified by the officer who gives you a ticket that you will be labeled as a Super Speeder. Their job is simply to write the ticket and move on to the next person. The state of Georgia, not the agency who writes the ticket, is responsible for labeling and collecting Super Speeder fines.
When you have been given the $200 fine for becoming a Super Speeder in Georgia, you have 120 days to pay the ticket. If you fail to do so, your license will be suspended until you pay the fine. It will then cost you another $50 to have your license reinstated.
Will Super Speeder tickets impact your insurance rates?
If you get a speeding ticket, there is a good chance that your insurance premiums will increase. If you get a ticket for going more than 30 mph over the speed limit, your insurance premiums will likely increase significantly.
There is no way to know for sure how your insurance rates will be affected because insurance premiums depend on various factors, including your driving history, which company you use, and how fast you were going at the time you received the ticket.
How does speeding affect vehicle accidents
Driving at high rates of speed can dramatically affect a car accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding killed 9,378 people on US roadways during the latest reporting year of data available. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were 267 speed-related fatalities during the latest reporting year in the state. It is not uncommon for victims in car accidents that result from speeding to sustain the following personal injuries:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe lacerations
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Disfiguring injuries
- Permanent disabilities
Each of these injuries requires medical attention and can result in tremendous medical bills. The faster a person is driving at the time an accident occurs, the more likely there are to be serious injuries involved. Georgia’s Super Speeder Law may be a headache for many on the roadway, but the law was designed with safety considerations in mind.