Speeding Accidents in Georgia

In 2011, Georgia had 1,223 traffic fatalities involving speeding. But it’s also a state that’s working very hard on reducing these types of crashes through its implementation of the “Super Speeder Law.”

This law requires violators not only to pay fines and fees from the jurisdiction where the offense occurred, but also an additional $200 super speeder state fee. If it’s not paid within 120 days, the offender’s driving privileges or license could be suspended. If this happens, the individual has to pay not just the $200 super speeder state fee, but also an additional $50 to reinstate his or her driving privileges or license.

To be in violation of this law, an individual would have to be convicted of driving 85 miles per hour (mph) or more on any highway/road in Georgia or driving 75 mph and faster on a two-lane highway/road.

It should be noted that any driver in Georgia who is cited for speeding 30 mph or more above the posted speed limit must make a court appearance. These violations cannot be paid online.

Car Accidents Caused by Speeding Relates to Your Specific Claim

If someone is ticketed after a speeding accident, this can be used as evidence to show the driver’s negligence. Even if it wasn’t the direct cause of the crash, more than likely it would at least be considered a contributing factor. However, many times it is the sole (or main) cause, which can help build a strong case.

Obtaining a copy of the police report will be helpful in a crash that involves speeding. It usually notes when traffic citations were issued, one way of proving the driver’s recklessness.

It’s not uncommon for car accidents caused by high speeding to result in significant or even fatal injuries. Victims or family members of a loved one who was killed should seek legal advice to learn what options may be available. Jason R. Schultz is an auto accident lawyer who is happy to review your speeding accident claim. In a serious crash, there could be more at stake than medical bills and missed time from work. Compensation could be available for other losses -- such as disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, and pain and suffering. Call the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz at 404-474-0804 or read our free eBook to inform yourself better about your situation, The Ultimate Guide to Accident Cases in Georgia – The Truth about Your Injury Case

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.