'Super Speeders' From Out-Of-State Ignore Fines, Audit Shows | WABE 90.1 FM

'Super Speeders' From Out-Of-State Ignore Fines, Audit Shows

Nov 16, 2015

State auditors say many out-of-state motorists who have been busted by Georgia's "super speeder" law don't pay up.

Georgia's super speeder statute was approved in 2009 and adds an extra $200 fine onto a ticket for anyone convicted of speeding at 75 mph or more on a two-lane road or at least 85 mph on larger highways, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Auditors found that over the past four years, drivers have run up $10.5 million in past-due super speeder fines.

The auditors' report says collection efforts are limited to two letters and revocation of driver's licenses.

The report says that 75 percent of the accumulated debt is owed by out-of-state drivers, for whom a license suspension isn't much of a threat since they don't have a Georgia license anyway.