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Excessive speeding: Are you a “Super Speeder?”

In Georgia, the state is very serious about having people slow down on the roads. People who go 75 mph or faster on two-lane roads or 85 mph or faster on other roads can be ticketed as “Super Speeders.”

Super Speeders are not your typical speeder. They’re driving so quickly that they may have difficulty stopping or maneuvering. This is why they’re penalized more harshly than other kinds of speeders.

What happens to Super Speeders in Georgia?

Super Speeders don’t face typical speeding fines alone. Instead, they face those fines and an additional $200 in surcharges on their ticket. This law has been in effect since 2010, but there are still drivers who ignore it and continue to drive at high speeds.

What happens if you don’t pay the Super Speeder fee?

If you don’t pay the Super Speeder fee after a ticket, then you will be charged an additional $50 surcharge. On top of that, you could lose your license and driving privileges.

Is speeding a misdemeanor?

Super speeding is usually a misdemeanor traffic violation in Georgia. If you are convicted or plead guilty to this charge, you will have to pay a fine. You should know that you will also have points added to your license. If you get 15 or more points in a 24-month period, then you will lose your license. So, while a single Super Speeder ticket may not lead to you losing your license, multiple speeding violations can.

Are you able to reduce the penalties from a speeding ticket?

Yes. To start with, remember that you can defend yourself against the ticket and ask that it be dismissed. You’re allowed to plead not guilty. Your attorney may also help you fight against the evidence to show that you were not traveling as quickly as an officer claims, which may help you reduce the penalties you could face.

You can also complete a Driver Improvement course through the state if you would like to reduce the points on your license, which is something else to consider if you believe that a conviction is likely to occur.