2017-07-27 / News

DDS reminds Georgia drivers of it’s new super speeder law

In case you haven’t heard, this past week, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Georgia were teaming up with their coun­terparts in Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee in “Opera­tion Southern Shield”, a week-long speed prevention and enforcement initiative in each of their respective states on interstates, major high­ways and local roads.

With Operation Southern Shield wrapping up, the Department of Driver Services (DDS) would like to take this opportunity to remind mo­torists of Georgia’s Super Speeder law.

Georgia’s ‘Super Speeder Law’ defines a Super Speeder as a driver convicted of speeding at 75 mph or more on a two-lane road or at 85 mph and above on any road or highway in the State of Georgia. In addition to the fines and fees paid to the jurisdiction where the speeding offense took place, a $200 Super Speeder state fee is to be paid by the convicted driver to the State of Georgia.

Many customers do not expect this additional state fee which may arrive after local and county cita­tions have been adjudicated. Failure to pay the Super Speeder fee within 120 days of official notice will result in the suspension of the offender’s license or driving privileges. Pay­ment of a $50 reinstatement fee, in addition to the $200 Super Speeder fee, will then be required to reinstate their license or driving privileges.

DDS Commissioner Spencer R. Moore added “Please observe the speed limit and practice safe driv­ing habits no matter where you are driving.”

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