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'Super Speeder Law' is going into effect

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Starting Friday, if you get a speeding ticket, your fine may be a lot more than you expect.

The state's new 'Super Speeder Law' is going into effect.

It will tack-on another $200 state fee for any driver convicted of speeding at 75 miles per hour or more on any two-lane road or 85 or more on divided highways.

The new fee will be collected separately and in addition to local fines in the jurisdiction where the speeding offense happened.

"I would think those who get caught and sanctioned under the Super Speeder Law would definitely learn a lesson, and the bottom line is not about revenue it's about traffic safety which is paramount issue for us," said Chief Don Cheek, Dougherty County Police.

Failure to pay the 'SuperSpeeder' fee will result in an additional $50 dollar fee and the suspension of the offender's license.

The money will be used to help fund Georgia's trauma care hospital system that treats about sixty-percent of all crash victims.

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