Something you need to know about speeding in Georgia. O.C.G.A § 40-6-189 allows the Department of Driver’s Services to asses additional penalties for exceeding the speed limit. What this means for you is that if you are convicted of speeding more than 85 miles an hour on ANY road or highway, or more than 75 miles an hour on any two-lane road, that person is classified as a “Super Speeder,” and given an ADDITIONAL fine of $200.00.
In other words, if you are on a two-lane road and you are convicted of going 75 or more you are classified as a Super Speeder, but if you are on a multi-lane highway and you are convicted of going more than 85 mph you will be classified as a Super Speeder.
So, you have gotten a speeding ticket for going more than 85 miles per hour, you go to court, you are convicted of speeding more than 85 miles per hour, and you are sentenced to pay a fine. Once you have paid your ticket you will receive a notice from the Department of Driver’s Services that you owe an additional $200.00.
What happens if you refuse to pay the additional $200.00? The Department of Driver’s Services will administratively suspend your driver’s license. In order to reinstate your license, once it is suspended for failure to pay the Super Speeder fine, you must pay the $200.00 plus a $50.00 reinstatement fee.
If you have been charged as a Super Speeder, contact an attorney immediately. There may be things that an attorney can do to protect your license and your wallet.