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Audit shows out of state drivers aren't paying "super speeder" tickets

Captain Tom Jackson, Dougherty County Police Captain Tom Jackson, Dougherty County Police
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

State auditors say many out-of-state drivers ticketed under the super speeder law aren't paying up.

An audit found $10.5 million in past due super speeder fines over the last 4 years.
75% of the debt is owed by out of state drivers.
A Georgia driver who doesn't pay the fine could lose his driver's license, but the state doesn't have the power to do that to drivers who live outside Georgia.
Dougherty County Police Captain Tom Jackson doesn't think the law is doing much to slow down drivers.

 “We still have people exceeding the speed limit,” said Captain Tom Jackson, Dougherty County Police.  “The thing you run in is you know out here speeding in your car is like gambling a slot machine. You take a chance that do I get away with it and majority of the time people do if we don't happen to be in the right place at the right time we don't catch these people."

The law passed in 2009 adds an extra $200 fine for drivers caught speeding at 75 mph or more on a two-lane road or at least 85 mph on larger highways.

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