Posted by Jim Yeargan in Jim's Blog on April 23, 2018
Speeding tickets in Georgia can present individuals with a variety of obstacles. Forbes recently ranked Georgia as one of the worst states in the country for speeding tickets. The state of Georgia has a long standing reputation for speed traps, especially in Atlanta.
Incidents involving speeding are also focused on with increased effort during the holiday season. Motor vehicle drivers should simply attempt to drive as cautiously as possible to avoid being charged with a speeding ticket because these tickets can carry significant fines, license suspension, and various other penalties.
In addition to driving cautiously, motor vehicle drivers in Georgia should also understand some of the key details about speeding. A speeding ticket attorney at Yeargan , Barber & Kert has significant experience in helping individuals who face fines and other penalties for driving too fast.
Fines for Speeding in Georgia
Fines for speeding in Georgia depend on several specific details including how much above the posted speed limit an individual was driving.
- Motor vehicle drivers who drive five to 10 mph above the posted speed limit will be charged with a $40 fine;
- for 11 to 18 mph above the speed limit, an $89 fine;
- for 19 to 23 mph above the speed limit, a $145 fine;
- for 24 to 30 mph above the speed limit, a $285 fine;
- for 31 to 40 mph above the speed limit, a $425 fine;
- for 41 mph or more above the speed limit, a fine of $495 to $1,355.
Speeding ticket fines also vary based upon the location in Georgia where the speeding occurs. Some counties in Georgia are notorious for more expensive fines.
Georgia also charges extra fees referred to as “Super Speeder” fines for individuals who travel above certain speeds. A Super Speeder is defined as a driver who speeds at 75 miles per hour or greater on a two-lane road or at 85 miles per hour and above on road or highway in the state of Georgia.
If an individual chooses to contest a speeding ticket in court, an individual will be tasked with paying additional court costs. Individuals will also have to pay additional fees for speeding in a work or school zone.
Georgia’s Speeding Ticket Point System
In addition to being forced to pay fines, speeders will receive points on their driver’s licenses. Points are assigned to drivers in the following manner for speeding:
- 15 to 18 mph over the speed limit results in two points,
- 19 to 23 mph over the speed limit is three points,
- 24 to 33 mph is four points, and
- 34 mph or greater over the speed limit is six points.
Drivers who accumulate 15 points within two years will have their license suspended.
Obtain the Services of a Skilled Atlanta Traffic Attorney
Although speeding tickets can feel overwhelming and cause motor vehicle drivers to suddenly face a significant number of obstacles, an experienced traffic lawyer at Yeargan & Kert LLC can help make sure that the case resolves in the best possible manner. Do not hesitate to contact our legal team today.