Cordele Interstate and Highway Speeding Ticket Attorney
Most drivers get pulled over for speeding at some point in their lives. In some cases, a driver might benefit from the generosity of an officer and be let go with only a warning. However, most people pulled over for speeding get a speeding ticket.
Around 65 speeding tickets are handed out every minute in the United States, according to AutoInsurance.org. Many of these tickets are given in what drivers refer to as speed traps, areas that police patrol regularly to catch speeding drivers. Many of these speed traps are located along major roadways.
In Georgia, I-75 is notorious for being host to many of these hotspots.
Potential speed traps in South Georgia include locations like exits 52, 62, 69 on I-75, or areas along Highway 1, Highway 133 and Highway 19. Police officers and state troopers often park at overpasses or in medians, aim their radars in the direction of oncoming traffic and pull over drivers that they believe are speeding.
Consequences of a Speeding Ticket
Speeding tickets can result in fines and points added to a license. The faster you are driving, the more severe the penalties. The more tickets you receive, the greater the penalties. A driver with no prior traffic violations who gets pulled over for traveling 12 miles per hour over the speed limit will face a much softer penalty than the driver with three prior tickets who is clocked for going 25 miles per hour over the posted limit.
Speeding tickets also have other consequences.
Higher insurance rates are among the biggest concerns for ticketed drivers. If a driver sees their insurance costs soar because of speeding tickets, the financial impact goes far beyond the fine given for the ticket. For drivers who have their license suspended because of a speeding ticket, the consequences could mean difficulty getting to work or doing any other number of tasks.
Super Speeder Law in Georgia
Those hit the hardest by speeding tickets are Super Speeders. Georgia’s Super Speeder law applies to drivers who are traveling 75 miles per hour or faster on roads with 2 lanes or 85 miles per hour or faster on other roadways. Super Speeders receive a $200 fine in addition to the other fines received after getting a speeding ticket. Failing to pay the fine results in an additional $50 fine and a suspension of driving privileges.
Why You Should Consider Contesting Your Speeding Ticket
Officers use radar guns to detect excessive speeds. However, radar guns can be fallible, and it is not unheard of for officers to issue tickets for speeds far greater than the speed the driver was actually traveling. Additionally, officers might clock the wrong vehicle and hand out a speeding ticket to a driver that wasn’t speeding.
There are many defenses against speeding tickets. The officer could have wrongly issued the ticket. You might have been speeding for a justifiable reason. For example, if you had to speed up to pass a vehicle when a lane merges into another, or to avoid a crash with another vehicle, then your actions might be safety-related. Keep these factors in mind the next time you get pulled over for speeding.
Be honest and polite with the officer, but if you believe you were not speeding or were justified in speeding, don’t admit fault.
Most people who get speeding tickets simply accept the consequences, even though they have the right to contest the ticket in court. Contesting a speeding ticket could result in a dismissal of the ticket, which means that there will be no fines or points added to their license. Having your speeding ticket dismissed can eliminate concerns of steep fines, suspended licenses and increased insurance rates.
At the Dove Law Firm, our Georgia speeding ticket attorneys help drivers who face harsh penalties from a speeding ticket. We help clients to make sure they are treated fairly and avoid excessive penalties. Many of our clients face Super Speeder penalties. We have in-depth knowledge of this law, allowing us the opportunity to help clients reduce fines or avoid them altogether.
If you or a loved one has been ticket for speeding in Georgia, contact the Dove Law Firm by filling out our online form or calling us at 229.468.0832. We will be happy to arrange a meeting to discuss your situation and help you understand your legal options.
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