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Georgia's speeders face hefty fine under new super speeder law

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If you've got a lead foot, you could face some hefty penalties under the state's new Super Speeders law signed by Governor Sonny Perdue Tuesday.

The new law tacks on an additional $200.00 fine on drivers who top 85 miles per hour on a four lane road or 75 miles per hour on two lane roads. Those fines will be administered by the courts. The law takes affect July first but police say it may take several people slapped with fines before motorists slow down.

"When you tack on these additional fees that's really going to affect people's behavior and we're hoping they'll slow down, because these people are also the ones who get in these traumatic wrecks that cause serious injuries and also require trauma care," said Lt. Thomas Jackson, Dougherty County Police.

The state expects to collect 23 million dollars a year from the speeder fees. That money will help fund trauma care at hospitals across the state.

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