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'Super Speeder' law nets millions for Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say more than 116,000 citations totaling about $25 million have been issued since Georgia's so-called "super speeder" law went into effect in July 2009.

Reports say that thousands of drivers have failed to pay the fines.

Statistics gathered by the Atlanta television station show that only 41 percent have paid in full, meaning the state is still trying to collect about $10.2 million of the $25 million in citations.

Under the law, drivers caught going 20 mph or more over the posted speed limit can be fined an extra $200.

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danielsobczak 2 years, 3 months ago

Sad thing is the way the law is really written, it's not a simple 20 over. I could, in theory, be going 45 mph over the posted speed limit in Downtown Snellville or Lawrenceville and not be a "super speeder."

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ACC12_SEC13Booster 2 years, 3 months ago

Yeah, I was under the impression that the law was an extra $200 fine if someone was going 75 mph or more on a two-lane road and 85 mph or more on a road with four or more lanes.

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Shaggy 2 years, 3 months ago

too strict of an law...imo..extra $100 is ok, but extra $200 fine in this bad economy is like chopping someone's hands off for stealing..

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R 2 years, 3 months ago

"Only 41 percent have paid in full, meaning the state is still trying to collect about $10.2 million of the $25 million in citations."

I wonder what changes need to be made such as suspended plates/insurance/driver license or vehicle impoundment to encourage payment?

If GA. state government is SO wealthy it can leave money like this on the table, explain to me again why taxes and fees must be increased?

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Kat 2 years, 3 months ago

You have 120 days from the date on the super speeder ticket to pay it. If you don't pay it, your license is suspended. But if you look at the Sheriff's Dept. mugshots there are a lot of people that drive with suspended licenses. Doesn't seem to bother them. I doubt if the additional 200 dollar fee changes the behavior of speeders.

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hpytravlr 2 years, 3 months ago

Another "Republican" tax. Purdue and Deal and Democrats and tax loving whores.

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Mack711 2 years, 3 months ago

Lets face it there is a simple way to stop speeding all of us know what that is. Speeders are cash cows for the state and local police departments. Cities make money so they do not want to stop it, just get your money and say that it will cost more if you are a super speeder. Think about how many do not get caught..

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HonestIngine 2 years, 3 months ago

Raise our fines, Raise our taxes, Charge extra for Peach pass lanes.... No wonder no one wants to work..

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