‘Super Speeder’ law legislation introduced
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Gov. Sonny Perdue’s “Super Speeder” legislation has hit the track.
State Rep. Jim Cole, R-Forsyth, the Governor’s senior floor leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, introduced the legislation (HB 160) to the General Assembly on Tuesday. Under the proposed law, drivers caught driving dramatically higher speeds would pay higher fines in order to fund state trauma care.
The legislation would add an additional $200 fine for driving over 85 MPH anywhere in the state and for driving 75 MPH or more on a two lane road. The law also would increase driver’s license reinstatement fees for drivers committing a second and third offense for violations that result in a suspended license and for other negligent behaviors.
In 2007, traffic accidents on Georgia’s roadways caused more than 1,600 fatalities. The overall cost of accidents in the state totals $7.8 billion a year. The Super Speeder legislation would generate some $23 million that could be spent to improve state’s trauma care network.
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