Two motorists on GA 400 were clocked in by a Roswell Police Officer driving at speeds over 100 MPH. One of the drivers was in a vehicle while the other was allegedly an unlicensed motorcycle rider. Both of these drivers would be considered “Super Speeders” in Georgia.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I handle all types of traffic, alcohol, and drug related cases. In today's post I will outline the offense of the super speeder in Georgia.
Super Speeder in Georgia
Super Speeder in Georgia is outlined in O.C.G.A. §40-6-189. The law states that drivers in Georgia must pay an additional penalty for driving too fast. You will be classified as a “Super Speeder” if you are convicted of speeding at 75 mph or more on a two-lane road or at 85 mph or more on any other road or highway in Georgia.
Under Georgia's Super Speeder law, the term “two-lane road or highway” means “a road or highway with two lanes for through-traffic movement, exclusive of any portion of the road or highway adjoining the traveled way for parking, speed change, turning, weaving, truck climbing, or other purposes supplementary to through-traffic movement.”
To be clear, if you are driving on a two-lane divided road, it applies when you are going 75 MPH. If you are driving on a highway, it applies if you are going 85 MPH. In both situations, the speed limit is irrelevant. So, the following situations are all Super Speeder violations, even though the applicable speed limits are different:
- 75 MPH in a 55 zone (2 lane road)
- 85 MPH in a 55 zone (highway)
- 85 MPH in a 60 zone (highway)
- 85 MPH in a 65 zone (highway)
- 85 MPH in a 70 zone (interstate highway)
The additional fine must be paid to the Department of Drivers' Services. You will receive a Super Speeder notice in the mail if you have been pulled over for speeding under any of the above circumstances. Although this law is not associated with points on your license, failure to pay the fine will result in a suspension of your driver's license. You have 120 days after receiving notice from DDS to pay the fine.
If you or a loved one has been arrested or received a serious traffic citation, contact our offices today. A Georgia DUI Attorney can help you now.