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Super Speeder Leglislation Seeks To Save Lives On Georgia's Roads

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Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is a big proponent for the so called “Super Speeder” legislation that was recently introduced into the Georgia General Assembly. The legislation is designed to reduce traumatic automobile accidents in Georgia by imposing stiff fines for those who chose to travel at excessive speeds on the state’s highways and roadways. As defined in the bill, anyone traveling in excess of 85 miles per hour on an interstate or 75 miles per hour on a two lane road my be charged with the offense of “super speeding.”

According to allamericanpatriots.com:

The Super Speeder legislation will increase fines to decrease trauma-causing behavior. Driving over 85 mph or more anywhere in Georgia and 75 mph or more on a two lane road will be classified as a “super speeding” offense, adding an additional fine of $200, which will be administered by the Georgia Department of Driver Services.

“There is a clear link between the people who cause deadly accidents on our roadways and the rising strain on our hospitals’ emergency services,” Governor Perdue added. “We’re going to hold accountable people who repeatedly engage in dangerous activities, and I hope that these increased fines will give them incentive to stop their behavior and make our roads safer.”

“Governor Perdue’s Super Speeder legislation is an important step toward making our roads safer,” said State Senator Ronnie Chance. “The legislation shows that Georgia is serious about decreasing the number of traumatic accidents on our roads.”

Only time will tell if the “super speeder” bill, if and when enacted, will make a dramatic impact on our state’s roadways. Given the over 1700 deaths in the State of Georgia alone last year in which speeding was at least one of the contributing factors, it definitely could not hurt and may very well be a good first step in saves hundreds of lives.