(WSB Radio State Capitol Bureau) -- Gov. Sonny Perdue will file legislation today to raise fines on speeders and others who engage in "trauma-causing behavior" on Georgia's roads.
The Super Speeder legislation would increase fines in an attempt to "decrease trauma-causing behavior," according to Perdue's office.
Driving more than 85 mph or more anywhere in Georgia and 75 mph or more on a two-lane road would be classified as a "super speeding" offense, adding an additional fine of $200, which will be administered by the Georgia Department of Driver Services.
In 2006, traffic accidents caused more than 1,700 fatalities in Georgia and cost the state about $7.9 billion. Average speeds on metro Atlanta interstates are among the highest in the country at 75 mph, which is 20 mph over the speed limit.
Perdue said early estimates show the Super Speeder legislation could generate up to $30 million annually.
The additional fees would be used to fund a trauma care system.