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Old 07-12-2016, 03:54 PM   #11
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You speed, you get a fine, got it. Not the point. The point is that after paying the hefty fine 3 months later the convicted party (mostly out of staters since they don't normally come back to GA to fight a ticket - payment = conviction) get a notice from the DDS for an additional $200 fine. That's if they actully get the notice. State law provides for this 'super speeder' fine, but rather than being assessed by the court that had jurisdiction over the original ticket, the DDS asssesses and administers the fine and as I said normally about 3 months later. Added to that, many have received their notices dated 9 days earlier, with the notation that they have 10 days to appeal. It's a racket. I have read nearly 150 different accounts people have written about their experience with the law. All adverse of course. Not being told about the extra fine at the time of ticketing nor in court, nor at time of payment. That's a problem. I could understand if 'super speeders' were ticketed directly with reckless driving (which would add points which the 'super speeder conviction does not) or something similar, but to ambush someone months later, thats just wrong.
Does anybody remember the film "Macon County Line" from the 1970s? What did that do to our state's image, the tourism industry and how we are perceived by those outside our borders? That was make believe, but now folks are returning home with real life stories. We are not being perceived as "tough on speeders" but as money grubbing, backwoods hicks looking to fleece every penny we can get from anyone with an out of state license plate.
The fine should be combined with the speeding ticket, lowered somewhat and notice given at the time of the stop of the extra penalty. Additionally it should be printed on the back of the citation with a checkbox on the front as well.
Please don't reply with 'if you don't speed' etc, that's not useful feedback, states the obvious and shows lack of original thought.



I agree they should make the total fine clear. It is deceptive the way they do it. A business would get sued for fraud.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:18 PM   #12
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I agree they should make the total fine clear. It is deceptive the way they do it. A business would get sued for fraud.
Another brain surgeon who doesn't get it.
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I also had a lot of problems with GA driving through there when I was in college.
Used to be speed traps everywhere.
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Another brain surgeon who doesn't get it.
I just googled this topic but I don't understand Highwayman's comment.
What is that they are not getting?
I have a similar problem in GA and this info generally is really interesting for me.
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You don't get one stop shopping. There are fees assigned to various entities.
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Got nailed in GA last night. 60 in a 30 supposedly.
Never reallty saw any sign for 30??
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Got nailed in GA last night. 60 in a 30 supposedly.
Never reallty saw any sign for 30??
Good. Now if you have a question (and despite the question marks I don't see a question) start your own thread.
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I am an out of state driver, recieved a georgia super speeder fine in sept 2019 for a ticket I paid in January 2018!! Nearly a year a half later. That is criminal and this law seems like double jeopardy.
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Maybe it was a mistake?
Give them a call.
It does seem odd (and probably not correct/legal) that you paid what was asked once, and then get another ticket.
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