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Motorists beware: GA's "super speeder" law

GasBuddy Blog -- A heads up for motorists driving through Georgia: be extra careful to heed state speed limits in Georgia or it could cost you dearly.

Since the start of 2010, Georgia has been hitting motorists hard for what they call high-risk drivers- those convicted of speeding at 75-mph or more on two-lane roads or over 85-mph anywhere in Georgia. If you don't pay the fee, you'll be subject to license suspension and additional fines and fees.

Perhaps the worst isn't for those living in Georgia who already have been told about the new law, but unsuspecting motorists who drive through Georgia. The additional super speeder fee assessed by the state many times arrives weeks after the conviction, separate from other proceedings and fines...


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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2013 6:49:12 AM

"just another way to extract even more money out of people" who have no respect for the law or the property, even the lives, of others, so I have little sympathy for them.
If you aren't intelligent enough to realize 2 lane roads aren't built for 75 mph traffic, you really aren't intelligent enough to be allowed behind the wheel of a 1 or 2 ton weapon.



[Edited by: rumbleseat at 9/15/2013 6:52:13 AM EST]
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 1:02:44 PM

I am not surprised just another way to extract even more money out of people
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 6:02:59 AM

You shouldn't be speeding, but this sounds like another government money grab...
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Jb4588
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 7:39:53 PM

Shouldn't be speeding.
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lyanMI
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 1:28:57 PM

Fair enough
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Clayton2000
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 4:41:30 AM

Ga does have its fair share of speed traps
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scottkunkel1
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 3:19:16 PM

Not planning on visiting Georgia, but will make sure I watch my speed if I do.
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kiatoindos
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 9:29:01 AM

Nice to know even though I don't drive that fast
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 2:02:59 PM

I like Georgia people , they have a lot to put up with , and still smile.
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Jb4588
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Message Posted: May 31, 2013 1:02:49 PM

Gordo, Al, Reform, Al and Cottondale Fl are speed traps
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 8:59:44 AM

people should slow down, it saves gas and lives.
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TJC47
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Message Posted: May 24, 2013 9:27:14 AM

I like Texas, as you can travel 80 to 85 MPH legally on the I-10.
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Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 9:31:33 AM

Illinois will suspend your license if you don't pay a traffic fine even if you get it in another State. Its smart to always watch your speed more when out of your own State. That's the plates the police watch for the most. They figure you wont be around to contest it, so a allot of innocent drivers have been ticketed. It might be in the mail before you get back home.
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51stovi
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 7:29:48 AM

Money Maker!
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rich13251
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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 3:48:20 PM

You know what happens
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krazkar
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Message Posted: May 14, 2013 3:09:31 PM

Raise the speed limits and then I won't 'speed' as much!
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99dakota
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 6:53:21 AM

If you're driving that fast you deserve to get busted...
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: May 5, 2013 8:22:00 PM

slow terrible drivers doing stupid things can be just as if not more dangerous
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 2, 2013 6:24:25 AM

thanks to everyone for posting the speed trap links :)
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 1, 2013 12:00:10 AM

guess it pays to stay near speed limits?
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SovietSunrise
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2013 12:08:01 AM

Georgia Speed Traps
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paulweb
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 1:06:09 PM

Drivers might also want to check out 'speedtrap.org'. Many, many little towns in GA are listed.

[Edited by: paulweb at 4/29/2013 1:11:30 PM EST]
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camoon2
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 11:30:36 AM

yes of course.
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 9:57:10 AM

I hate to be passed by people doing 85-90 on the highway, do they know what a hazard they are creating.
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 7:42:32 AM

This was posted a year ago....
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KrsnaDragon
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 12:35:57 AM

Old 'news'.
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 10:13:09 AM

Wise motorist either drive at or near the speed limit or 4 to 5 miles per hour max above the speed limit. Rarely does anyone get a speeding ticket for driving 4 to 5 miles per hour above the speed limit in any state we have driven through.

Those who drive faster than 4 to 5 miles per hour above the posted speed limit will get what they deserve.
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 9:16:09 AM

Old
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rumbleseat
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 8:00:13 AM

"punitive laws like this do little to stop speeders"

If people are too stupid to learn they deserve to make their voluntary contributions to the treasury.
They always have the option of driving like human beings instead of pretending they are somehow royally entitled to do what they darn well please while on public roads.
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TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 5:19:30 AM

Carry over article from last night.
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lgwhitlock
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:57:49 AM

Old news but I will say punitive laws like this do little to stop speeders and often do more harm than good...
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jci25946
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:57:04 AM

Re-post
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rabjab08
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:54:29 AM

Ok
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hybridaholic
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:38:40 AM

Don't speed that much.
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rosyLI
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:36:57 AM

Old news and old speed trap.
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BigDogOH
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:35:05 AM

I-75 thru GA always been a speed trap.
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:27:06 AM

Nothing but a revenue generator.
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VB_Richard
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:22:08 AM

Speeders beware!!
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zaq001
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:15:11 AM

You have to really be exceeding the law for super speeder to take effect
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dslxcur
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:10:43 AM

Dang!..........................................

Law Is The Law............................................

Can't Get Any There Faster If Your Dead.......................
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tomok
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:08:50 AM

GA's "super speeder" law? Travel at the speed limit on all roads, highways and everything will be right with the world. Do Not drive at the speed limit and the wrath of the local government will fall upon you, many weeks after the conviction for the orginal speeding offense and here comes 'super speeders' with a heavy fine.
NOTHING is so important to be driving that fast!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Jeannemarie
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:05:09 AM

Another argument for obeying the speed limit which is there for a reason folks and is easier on your car and prevents accidents.
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:03:53 AM

repeat
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 3:58:50 AM

repeat.
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chuckwthompson
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 3:52:13 AM

It's not a problem if you don't speed.
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 3:49:59 AM

But officer I heard banjos
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SovietSunrise
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 3:48:34 AM

Absolutely sickening behavior by punk Georgia law enforcement & courts. Disgusting!
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 3:48:03 AM

Day three.............
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 3:44:58 AM

Old news
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UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 3:40:28 AM


Throw them in jail.
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