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  • #176589579

    Anonymous

    I AM COLLECTING NAMES AND EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR A LAWSUIT. PLEASE SEND ME (M12221@aol.com) YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS. I RECEIVED 181 RESPONSES FROM DRIVERS WHO HAD THIS EXPERIENCE BUT ONLY ABOUT ONE-THIRD PROVIDED EMAIL ADDRESSES. I HAVE TO REPLY TO EACH EMAIL INDIVIDUALLY, AND THAT WILL TAKE SOME TIME–SO PLEASE SEND YOURS!

    THANK YOU!

    On October 5, 2011, I was pulled over on I-85 in (or near) Conyers, Georgia. I was going 87 in a 70 mph zone.

    The officer who pulled me over was very polite; I of course admitted that I was speeding.

    The first surprise was that he did not know how much my ticket would cost. I had to check the EZCourtPay.com website frequently until it showed up on October 30, 2011. I paid it.

    On December 27, 2011, I received a second surprise from the State of Georgia’s Department of Driver Services, informing me that because I was going over 85 mph, I had to pay a $200 fee as a Super Speeder.

    Had the officer who pulled me over told me about this (I assume he knew) I would have gone to court. However, having paid the ticket and therefore admitting guilt, I saw no choice but to pay the extra fine or risk my license being suspended.

    I feel as if I am dealing with the mafia. I paid, and now I owe some more? I would like to hear from others to whom that this has happened. It does not seem legal to me–three months? How desperate are our counties for money? Perhaps a class action suit is a possibility.

    NMA is aware of this. Please reply if you’ve had the same experience.

  • #176591052

    Anonymous

    exact same thing happended to me… I dont live in Georgia and I still got a notice. I attempted to challenge the original ticket because due to congestion and time of day,I could not have been going 85mph when I was clocked. Not to mention there was a group of 8 cars around me, and about 5 of them white… just like my rental car. My officer was an ass and proceeeded to tell me he could not be wrong because he “used a laser”.

    I paid my fine because the fine was reasonable and I am not going back down there from ky to challenge it. I just received this super speeder fine and now, because I have paid the other one, admitting guilt, I get this one.

    If I had known this, I would have challenged the original ticket. This seems very hokey. I can understand having resident drivers pay this fine, because they know the limits. But I was driving a rental car, through a state that I have been in twice in 5 years, this seems greedy and makes me very angry. I had no idea there was some super speeder law…

  • #176596458

    mlippert
    Participant

    exact same thing happended to me… I dont live in Georgia and I still got a notice. I attempted to challenge the original ticket because due to congestion and time of day,I could not have been going 85mph when I was clocked. Not to mention there was a group of 8 cars around me, and about 5 of them white… just like my rental car. My officer was an ass and proceeeded to tell me he could not be wrong because he “used a laser”.

    I paid my fine because the fine was reasonable and I am not going back down there from ky to challenge it. I just received this super speeder fine and now, because I have paid the other one, admitting guilt, I get this one.

    If I had known this, I would have challenged the original ticket. This seems very hokey. I can understand having resident drivers pay this fine, because they know the limits. But I was driving a rental car, through a state that I have been in twice in 5 years, this seems greedy and makes me very angry. I had no idea there was some super speeder law…

  • #176591055

    Anonymous

    what towns did you get stopped

  • #176596461

    UNCLEDAVE2416
    Participant

    what towns did you get stopped

  • #176591056

    Anonymous

    i got stopped in ringgold, ga….

  • #176596462

    mlippert
    Participant

    i got stopped in ringgold, ga….

  • #176591058

    Anonymous

    I am not a Georgia resident, either. I live in South Carolina and was going to visit my best friend in Georgia.

    I protest this law and am shocked that it exists. I received notice of the Super Speeder fine three months after I paid the ticket–thus admitting guilt. This is like dealing with the mafia. If I hadn’t paid it, my license would have been suspended in Georgia, and “possibly” (a mafia-ish threat!) in my home state. I don’t feel that I had a choice but to pay the fine, and had I known about it when I received the citation, I would have gone to court. I qualified for the SS fine by TWO miles per hour.

    At the very least there should be signs notifying drivers of this extra and excess fine–posted where we can see it. On speed limit signs, or even at the Georgia state borders.

    I would like to participate in a class action suit. Please contact me if you are interested.

  • #176596464

    M12221@aol.com
    Participant

    I am not a Georgia resident, either. I live in South Carolina and was going to visit my best friend in Georgia.

    I protest this law and am shocked that it exists. I received notice of the Super Speeder fine three months after I paid the ticket–thus admitting guilt. This is like dealing with the mafia. If I hadn’t paid it, my license would have been suspended in Georgia, and “possibly” (a mafia-ish threat!) in my home state. I don’t feel that I had a choice but to pay the fine, and had I known about it when I received the citation, I would have gone to court. I qualified for the SS fine by TWO miles per hour.

    At the very least there should be signs notifying drivers of this extra and excess fine–posted where we can see it. On speed limit signs, or even at the Georgia state borders.

    I would like to participate in a class action suit. Please contact me if you are interested.

  • #176591059

    Anonymous

    I completely agree! I have spoken to a friend that lives there and she didnt even know about it. I will email you.

  • #176596465

    mlippert
    Participant

    I completely agree! I have spoken to a friend that lives there and she didnt even know about it. I will email you.

  • #176596493

    kcp2012
    Participant

    I too was pulled over by a very polite officer near Conyers, Ga. Driving back to Fl. Thanksgiving weekend. I paid the ticket and was shocked when I received this notice yesterday. I feel like I am being fleeced! Why was their no notice of this fine on the original ticket? Does anyone know how this will effect our insurance rates or points on our license?!? Can we fight this?

  • #176591087

    Anonymous

    I too was pulled over by a very polite officer near Conyers, Ga. Driving back to Fl. Thanksgiving weekend. I paid the ticket and was shocked when I received this notice yesterday. I feel like I am being fleeced! Why was their no notice of this fine on the original ticket? Does anyone know how this will effect our insurance rates or points on our license?!? Can we fight this?

  • #176596495

    M12221@aol.com
    Participant

    I was also pulled over in Conyers, and the officer who pulled me over was very polite.

    I assume that he knew about the SS fine.

    I am putting a list together of drivers to whom this has happened, and will be researching a class action suit, if you would like to join.

    My original citation and my notification of the SS fine were 3 months apart.

    I do not believe this “law” can be legal.

    If you’d like to join the list, please leave me your name, address, email and phone numbers.

    Melanie Hansen

  • #176591089

    Anonymous

    I was also pulled over in Conyers, and the officer who pulled me over was very polite.

    I assume that he knew about the SS fine.

    I am putting a list together of drivers to whom this has happened, and will be researching a class action suit, if you would like to join.

    My original citation and my notification of the SS fine were 3 months apart.

    I do not believe this “law” can be legal.

    If you’d like to join the list, please leave me your name, address, email and phone numbers.

    Melanie Hansen

  • #176591127

    Anonymous

    i believe i have you beat in the unconstitutional behavior of georgia dept of drivers services, my name is don, i left ga 10 yrs ago, before dds ever existed, i had a suspension on my license that was over in 2007, 5 yrs ago, ga dds still will not give me a liscense after 10 yrs, and asked me to do all the things i had to do 10 yrs ago for my liscense, so i had no choice, i spent the money and did everything they asked of me a second time, from my residence in charlotte nc, and now they are asking me to show up for a court hearing on march 7th in forsyth county with no drivers liscense, no vehicle, and no job, cant get the job without the liscense and ins, cant get to ga without a liscense, ins, and a car, i have the ins, i have a car now, still no liscense, everything has been performed 2 times, as well as they wouldnt accept a letter from ga probation management stateing, i had already performed all that was asked of me in 2003, so there is no comunication or authority in what the probation dept says to the dss, and its the probation dept who makes probationers do what is expected of them??????? can anyone make sense of any of this, im supposed to be in a court room 400 miles away, 10 yrs after the fact, and am being held hostage in another state as i have no liscense to get there, i left ga 10 yrs ago, and will never return, but something has to be done about this travesty of govt, its the most conveluted organisation on earth and no one can do anything about it! im not protesting a law i broke over 10 yrs ago, im not even protesting what is required for violaters of the law, i am however protesting the fact that they are completely unconstitutional in their handeling of any and every case they have, and there is no one to stop them, they go completely unchecked in their endevour to rip off the ga driver for all they can get, as well as making peopole do things more than once that costs money, and still to no avail! anyone who will have the guts to sue this unconstitutional, crooked, corupt state organization, count me in, and im sure there are thousands of others waiting in a long line to see this happen……..thanks don

  • #176596533

    frictionmod
    Participant

    i believe i have you beat in the unconstitutional behavior of georgia dept of drivers services, my name is don, i left ga 10 yrs ago, before dds ever existed, i had a suspension on my license that was over in 2007, 5 yrs ago, ga dds still will not give me a liscense after 10 yrs, and asked me to do all the things i had to do 10 yrs ago for my liscense, so i had no choice, i spent the money and did everything they asked of me a second time, from my residence in charlotte nc, and now they are asking me to show up for a court hearing on march 7th in forsyth county with no drivers liscense, no vehicle, and no job, cant get the job without the liscense and ins, cant get to ga without a liscense, ins, and a car, i have the ins, i have a car now, still no liscense, everything has been performed 2 times, as well as they wouldnt accept a letter from ga probation management stateing, i had already performed all that was asked of me in 2003, so there is no comunication or authority in what the probation dept says to the dss, and its the probation dept who makes probationers do what is expected of them??????? can anyone make sense of any of this, im supposed to be in a court room 400 miles away, 10 yrs after the fact, and am being held hostage in another state as i have no liscense to get there, i left ga 10 yrs ago, and will never return, but something has to be done about this travesty of govt, its the most conveluted organisation on earth and no one can do anything about it! im not protesting a law i broke over 10 yrs ago, im not even protesting what is required for violaters of the law, i am however protesting the fact that they are completely unconstitutional in their handeling of any and every case they have, and there is no one to stop them, they go completely unchecked in their endevour to rip off the ga driver for all they can get, as well as making peopole do things more than once that costs money, and still to no avail! anyone who will have the guts to sue this unconstitutional, crooked, corupt state organization, count me in, and im sure there are thousands of others waiting in a long line to see this happen……..thanks don

  • #176591171

    Anonymous

    Good Afternoon –

    My experience is similar to those previously posted. I moved to Georgia in October 2010. In March of 2011 I was stopped for speeding. I was doing 89 mph in a 55 mph zone (I mistakenly thought it was 70 mph speed zone). I received my ticket and was told it fell within the parameters of the Georgia Super Speeder Law. I missed the deadline and subsequently paid the fine late and had to go to court even though I paid the over $500 fine online. My paperwork had been misplaced and I spent hours at the courthouse while they figured everything out. Once that was taken care of I had to make numerous phone calls and send a fax to Florida’s Department of Motor Vehicles Division of Driver’s License in order to get my licensed reinstated. I thought to myself. That was that. I had paid over $600 but I had a valid license to show for it. So . . . fast forward to today. I finally make it to the office of Georgia’s Department of Driver Services to transfer my Florida driver’s license for a Georgia license. The clerk, informed me that I already had a Georgia driver’s license. There certainly must be some mistake I informed him. I had never lived in Georgia before. Apparently a license was “created” when I paid my ticket in order to set up the additional $200 Super Speeder fine and that if I did not pay it by 3/6/12 my newly issued Georgia license would be suspended. WHAT? I just paid over $600 which I thought included the Super Speeder fine because surely a speeding ticket could not itself be over $500 right? What about notice? Well the main DDS office which I called assured me that I was sent a notice in November. A notice I never received. So Miss Hansen, if you are sincere in obtaining names for a class action suit please add my information to the list. My contact information is as follows:

    Lynnwood Sterling
    2532 Wildflower Court
    Acworth, Georgia 30101

    305-301-0130
    lsterling@mail.com

    I hope to hear from you soon.

  • #176596577

    Lynnwood
    Participant

    Good Afternoon –

    My experience is similar to those previously posted. I moved to Georgia in October 2010. In March of 2011 I was stopped for speeding. I was doing 89 mph in a 55 mph zone (I mistakenly thought it was 70 mph speed zone). I received my ticket and was told it fell within the parameters of the Georgia Super Speeder Law. I missed the deadline and subsequently paid the fine late and had to go to court even though I paid the over $500 fine online. My paperwork had been misplaced and I spent hours at the courthouse while they figured everything out. Once that was taken care of I had to make numerous phone calls and send a fax to Florida’s Department of Motor Vehicles Division of Driver’s License in order to get my licensed reinstated. I thought to myself. That was that. I had paid over $600 but I had a valid license to show for it. So . . . fast forward to today. I finally make it to the office of Georgia’s Department of Driver Services to transfer my Florida driver’s license for a Georgia license. The clerk, informed me that I already had a Georgia driver’s license. There certainly must be some mistake I informed him. I had never lived in Georgia before. Apparently a license was “created” when I paid my ticket in order to set up the additional $200 Super Speeder fine and that if I did not pay it by 3/6/12 my newly issued Georgia license would be suspended. WHAT? I just paid over $600 which I thought included the Super Speeder fine because surely a speeding ticket could not itself be over $500 right? What about notice? Well the main DDS office which I called assured me that I was sent a notice in November. A notice I never received. So Miss Hansen, if you are sincere in obtaining names for a class action suit please add my information to the list. My contact information is as follows:

    Lynnwood Sterling
    2532 Wildflower Court
    Acworth, Georgia 30101

    305-301-0130
    lsterling@mail.com

    I hope to hear from you soon.

  • #176591170

    Anonymous

    I do not live in Georgia, but I was stopped in Darien,Ga (McIntosh County) on Nov.11, 2011 and was given a speeding ticket. Not knowing that I qualified for the Super Speeder award, although the asshole officer was smiling the whole time. So, I called the phone number on the back of the ticket (more bullshit) that did not inform me that the state of Georgia as well as the McIntosh County Court was going to have their hands in my pocket. I calculated my offence and promply paid the appropriate fine and in turn received a receipt from the big Mac Court. Then the real fit hit the shan (Toby Keith), I received an Official Notice from a Mr. Alan Watson, Director of Licensing and Records. We all know him, right? I called the number on the threatening letter, to inform him that I had paid my fine and to kiss my ass. To my suprise (NOT) he wasn’t availabe, to any of my three calls; but his secretary (we will call her that for the sake of conversation) was quick to read me the GA State Law number blah blah blah. So, I asked her, if I already paid my fine, what is this for and where does the money go. She didn’t even know, some bullshit about emergency response fund. Sounds more like some a Christmas party fund for low end politicians.
    No good deed ever goes unpunished. If you break the rule, you pay what’s due. This is not right. If you would like to call mr alan watson (dosen’t deserve caps) his number is 678/413-8488. Please include me in any group response or reprisal.

  • #176596576

    anotherpoddriver
    Participant

    I do not live in Georgia, but I was stopped in Darien,Ga (McIntosh County) on Nov.11, 2011 and was given a speeding ticket. Not knowing that I qualified for the Super Speeder award, although the asshole officer was smiling the whole time. So, I called the phone number on the back of the ticket (more bullshit) that did not inform me that the state of Georgia as well as the McIntosh County Court was going to have their hands in my pocket. I calculated my offence and promply paid the appropriate fine and in turn received a receipt from the big Mac Court. Then the real fit hit the shan (Toby Keith), I received an Official Notice from a Mr. Alan Watson, Director of Licensing and Records. We all know him, right? I called the number on the threatening letter, to inform him that I had paid my fine and to kiss my ass. To my suprise (NOT) he wasn’t availabe, to any of my three calls; but his secretary (we will call her that for the sake of conversation) was quick to read me the GA State Law number blah blah blah. So, I asked her, if I already paid my fine, what is this for and where does the money go. She didn’t even know, some bullshit about emergency response fund. Sounds more like some a Christmas party fund for low end politicians.
    No good deed ever goes unpunished. If you break the rule, you pay what’s due. This is not right. If you would like to call mr alan watson (dosen’t deserve caps) his number is 678/413-8488. Please include me in any group response or reprisal.

  • #176591190

    Anonymous

    delete

  • #176596596

    RPChapman554
    Participant

    delete

  • #176591235

    Anonymous

    Same thing did happen to me.. Except I never got a 1st notice of the super speeder … I got the notice saying my license was suspended. So then my 200 went to 250… I can’t help but feel I was scammed… if they are going to send these out.. it should be certified.. especially since we are talking 50 extra dollars.. and messing with a license as well.

    Made as Hell …

  • #176596641

    cavalann
    Participant

    Same thing did happen to me.. Except I never got a 1st notice of the super speeder … I got the notice saying my license was suspended. So then my 200 went to 250… I can’t help but feel I was scammed… if they are going to send these out.. it should be certified.. especially since we are talking 50 extra dollars.. and messing with a license as well.

    Made as Hell …

  • #176591236

    Anonymous

    I was pulled over On I-59 at the Slygo exit going towards Birmingham but near Trenton Ga. I live on Sand Mountain and that is my exit to go up Sand Mountain. It’s about 11 miles before you get to exit 11 at Trenton Ga. Anyway, I was passing a SEMI that was acting very strange. He was weaving all over the road at times, going from the shoulder to the middle crossing the dotted lines. I was fearing he would cause a crash so at first oppertunity I passed him as well as another car too at the same time. Only so I could get in front of him and not be subjected to an accident should he cause one. Anyway, after I passed him( he was going about 55 to 65) in a 70 MPH zone ( I hit 90 at one point in order to pass him) I then brought my speed back down to the proper 70 MPH. I seen a GHP in the middle of the highway throw his lights on and wham, it was me he decided to pull over, and not the car who also was speeding in order to pass that semi. Nor did he pull over the wreckless driving Semi driver.

    He clocked me at 90MPH. And said I would have to pay the fine at our local court house, however he said NOTHING about the super speeder law. Nor did I know anything about it. But I did explain why I chose to pass this Semi, and my reasoning for going too fast in order to pass the semi and I did NOT maintain that 90mph after passing the semi. That made no difference to him. He said that they were intent on fining all speeders now, due to the many wrecks in that area and I was fined and released.

    I get home, wife was so mad, I REPEAT MAS AS ALL HECK. She informed me of the “Super Speeder Law” which I knew absolutely nothing about. And at this point there was no getting out of it anyway. She pulled it up online and showed me the new law which went into effect Jan 1st last year. Anyway…. She also informed me that we discussed this new law when it happened. Well I don’t recall this discussion. But she is always warning me about “Not speeding” “Take my time” “Buckle Up It’s the law” and on and on. I should have listened more. But I didn’t and this is what it caused. So with that in mind, I took my shower and went to bed. I didn’t even say I was sorry. I don’t know how to say sorry when I know I am definately in the wrong. Somehow I need to tell her that today. It’s been 24 hours almost. But I will NEVER NEVER speed again. No matter what.

    I don’t know how much the actual fine is for going 20MPH over the speed limit but that SSL is $200.00 and due within 90 days of receiving the SSL Notice in the mail. Whenever that will be. I am more worried about how we are going to pay the fine, since it’s due in 30 days. We barely make ends meet right now. Which brings me to the point she has been trying to make all along. If we barely make ends meet now, and are okay with our home life though not finantually perfect, a ticket will take food out of our mouths. (no children thankfully they are grown and gone) however the added 200.00 SSL fine is going to hurt even worse.

    DON’T SPEED IN GA. Is all I am saying.yawning smiley

  • #176596642

    RPChapman554
    Participant

    I was pulled over On I-59 at the Slygo exit going towards Birmingham but near Trenton Ga. I live on Sand Mountain and that is my exit to go up Sand Mountain. It’s about 11 miles before you get to exit 11 at Trenton Ga. Anyway, I was passing a SEMI that was acting very strange. He was weaving all over the road at times, going from the shoulder to the middle crossing the dotted lines. I was fearing he would cause a crash so at first oppertunity I passed him as well as another car too at the same time. Only so I could get in front of him and not be subjected to an accident should he cause one. Anyway, after I passed him( he was going about 55 to 65) in a 70 MPH zone ( I hit 90 at one point in order to pass him) I then brought my speed back down to the proper 70 MPH. I seen a GHP in the middle of the highway throw his lights on and wham, it was me he decided to pull over, and not the car who also was speeding in order to pass that semi. Nor did he pull over the wreckless driving Semi driver.

    He clocked me at 90MPH. And said I would have to pay the fine at our local court house, however he said NOTHING about the super speeder law. Nor did I know anything about it. But I did explain why I chose to pass this Semi, and my reasoning for going too fast in order to pass the semi and I did NOT maintain that 90mph after passing the semi. That made no difference to him. He said that they were intent on fining all speeders now, due to the many wrecks in that area and I was fined and released.

    I get home, wife was so mad, I REPEAT MAS AS ALL HECK. She informed me of the “Super Speeder Law” which I knew absolutely nothing about. And at this point there was no getting out of it anyway. She pulled it up online and showed me the new law which went into effect Jan 1st last year. Anyway…. She also informed me that we discussed this new law when it happened. Well I don’t recall this discussion. But she is always warning me about “Not speeding” “Take my time” “Buckle Up It’s the law” and on and on. I should have listened more. But I didn’t and this is what it caused. So with that in mind, I took my shower and went to bed. I didn’t even say I was sorry. I don’t know how to say sorry when I know I am definately in the wrong. Somehow I need to tell her that today. It’s been 24 hours almost. But I will NEVER NEVER speed again. No matter what.

    I don’t know how much the actual fine is for going 20MPH over the speed limit but that SSL is $200.00 and due within 90 days of receiving the SSL Notice in the mail. Whenever that will be. I am more worried about how we are going to pay the fine, since it’s due in 30 days. We barely make ends meet right now. Which brings me to the point she has been trying to make all along. If we barely make ends meet now, and are okay with our home life though not finantually perfect, a ticket will take food out of our mouths. (no children thankfully they are grown and gone) however the added 200.00 SSL fine is going to hurt even worse.

    DON’T SPEED IN GA. Is all I am saying.yawning smiley

  • #176591297

    Anonymous

    We had the same thing happen to us. We recieved a ticket in GA for speeding. At the time we were never told about the super speeder law by the officer and we live out of the state of GA. We paid the fine only because we thought it was fairly reasonable and didn’t want to challenge because we live out of state etc. and thought we would be done with it. Well almost exactly a year later we recieved a notice in the mail saying my husband’s driver’s license would be suspended if we did not pay an additional 200 dollars. If we had been informed about the law we could have made another decision but we were not. When my husband called the # on the notice they said the officer should have told us about the super speeder law with us being out of state and all. I mean its obvious on his Driver’s License that we did not reside in GA. I am never going to GA again just for this and will spend my tourist $$ elsewhere. I’m not saying it was ok to speed or anything but it is a low blow not to give someone all the information when they are given a violation!!
    My husband had no prior violations on his license before this and I have never-ever had a ticket so its not like we are thugs or something…
    We cannot make a informed choice without being fully informed! If anyone starts a class action please contact me

  • #176596703

    flgardener
    Participant

    We had the same thing happen to us. We recieved a ticket in GA for speeding. At the time we were never told about the super speeder law by the officer and we live out of the state of GA. We paid the fine only because we thought it was fairly reasonable and didn’t want to challenge because we live out of state etc. and thought we would be done with it. Well almost exactly a year later we recieved a notice in the mail saying my husband’s driver’s license would be suspended if we did not pay an additional 200 dollars. If we had been informed about the law we could have made another decision but we were not. When my husband called the # on the notice they said the officer should have told us about the super speeder law with us being out of state and all. I mean its obvious on his Driver’s License that we did not reside in GA. I am never going to GA again just for this and will spend my tourist $$ elsewhere. I’m not saying it was ok to speed or anything but it is a low blow not to give someone all the information when they are given a violation!!
    My husband had no prior violations on his license before this and I have never-ever had a ticket so its not like we are thugs or something…
    We cannot make a informed choice without being fully informed! If anyone starts a class action please contact me

  • #176591307

    Anonymous

    Same thing happened to me. We were traveling through Georgia on the way home to Alabama and my friend and I both were pulled over by two separate cops. It was such a coincidence that we were both clocked at going 86 and I was asked if we were traveling together. I Decided to go ahead and pay the ticket because by the time I drove to Georgia and went to court it would prob cost me more. Then a few days later came the super speeder fee! I really thought it was a scam at first until I looked it up online. I was so mad!!! There has got to be something we can do about this. Out of state drivers has no idea of this law it is so wrong! Alabama has a vessel license law and everyone in Alabama has to follow it but when out of state people are on our lake they do not have to. So why do we have to pay an extra fee for a fine we have no way of knowing about? So unfair!!!!

  • #176596713

    Kelstew
    Participant

    Same thing happened to me. We were traveling through Georgia on the way home to Alabama and my friend and I both were pulled over by two separate cops. It was such a coincidence that we were both clocked at going 86 and I was asked if we were traveling together. I Decided to go ahead and pay the ticket because by the time I drove to Georgia and went to court it would prob cost me more. Then a few days later came the super speeder fee! I really thought it was a scam at first until I looked it up online. I was so mad!!! There has got to be something we can do about this. Out of state drivers has no idea of this law it is so wrong! Alabama has a vessel license law and everyone in Alabama has to follow it but when out of state people are on our lake they do not have to. So why do we have to pay an extra fee for a fine we have no way of knowing about? So unfair!!!!

  • #176591308

    Anonymous

    Please add me to your list Ms Hansen.

    Kelstew@bellsouth.net

    Thanks!

  • #176596714

    Kelstew
    Participant

    Please add me to your list Ms Hansen.

    Kelstew@bellsouth.net

    Thanks!

  • #176591323

    Anonymous

    I am also a recent victim of this law, it is the most unconstituional thing I have ever seen in my life! I just received notice from the DMV a week ago in reference to suspending my license if I dont pay the extra $200 fine. I do want to do something about this legally. Like you guys…I would of never paid the initial ticket if I knew this was the consequence! I am interested in a class action suit!! Please contact me if you guys go forward!

    herrittaccei@gmail.com

  • #176596729

    hshabazz1
    Participant

    I am also a recent victim of this law, it is the most unconstituional thing I have ever seen in my life! I just received notice from the DMV a week ago in reference to suspending my license if I dont pay the extra $200 fine. I do want to do something about this legally. Like you guys…I would of never paid the initial ticket if I knew this was the consequence! I am interested in a class action suit!! Please contact me if you guys go forward!

    herrittaccei@gmail.com

  • #176591326

    Anonymous

    Same thing happened to me. Pulled over in Darien County, GA. I can’t believe they’re getting away with this. If there is a way to fight this “law”, count me in.

    Jason Maisch
    jasonmaisch@yahooo.com

  • #176596732

    jmaisch
    Participant

    Same thing happened to me. Pulled over in Darien County, GA. I can’t believe they’re getting away with this. If there is a way to fight this “law”, count me in.

    Jason Maisch
    jasonmaisch@yahooo.com

  • #176596738

    slyguy
    Participant

    Just curious…Why would you have gone to court to fight something you are guilty of? Yes it sucks we get caught breaking the law and they charge the hell out of us for it….”Don’t break the law.” Learn the first time and don’t do it again.

  • #176591332

    Anonymous

    Just curious…Why would you have gone to court to fight something you are guilty of? Yes it sucks we get caught breaking the law and they charge the hell out of us for it….”Don’t break the law.” Learn the first time and don’t do it again.

  • #176596743

    LizzaBeth
    Participant

    First of all I agree that it’s a stupid law and should be fought. I just think its really dumb for people to say that since they are not from the state they should not have to abide by it. Since when are we excluded from following the law if we’re not from the specific state or country… seriously?? Thats like saying, If I were brazilian, I can come to the us and smoke crack in the streets since it’s legal in brazil and im not from us… It’s a crappy law but its a law and unfortunately we gotta follow it. Thankfully theres a simple solution to it… Don’t speed, and if you do face the consequences, and learn from them.

    Just sayin…

  • #176591337

    Anonymous

    First of all I agree that it’s a stupid law and should be fought. I just think its really dumb for people to say that since they are not from the state they should not have to abide by it. Since when are we excluded from following the law if we’re not from the specific state or country… seriously?? Thats like saying, If I were brazilian, I can come to the us and smoke crack in the streets since it’s legal in brazil and im not from us… It’s a crappy law but its a law and unfortunately we gotta follow it. Thankfully theres a simple solution to it… Don’t speed, and if you do face the consequences, and learn from them.

    Just sayin…

  • #176596745

    gravehunter
    Participant

    Easy way to solve the problem is to slow down.

  • #176591339

    Anonymous

    Easy way to solve the problem is to slow down.

  • #176591362

    Anonymous

    Please reach me at misstip25@gmail.com if you start a class action lawsuit for this super speeders BS. I got pulled over in Ashburn Ga on 03/11/12 and I paid my citation because i could not take off work to drive to court because i live in Fl. I just got the super speeders notice in the mail on 05/19/11 but the date on the letter says 05/11/12 and they give you 10 days from the date of the letter to appeal. I was never told about the super speeder fee when i was pulled over or when i paid the citation.I would have taken off work to go to court if i knew about the fee. My original citation was 399.00 and i had to pay an extra 30.00 just to pay it online. This is literally highway robbery.

    Thanks for your time

    Tiffany

  • #176596768

    mstip25
    Participant

    Please reach me at misstip25@gmail.com if you start a class action lawsuit for this super speeders BS. I got pulled over in Ashburn Ga on 03/11/12 and I paid my citation because i could not take off work to drive to court because i live in Fl. I just got the super speeders notice in the mail on 05/19/11 but the date on the letter says 05/11/12 and they give you 10 days from the date of the letter to appeal. I was never told about the super speeder fee when i was pulled over or when i paid the citation.I would have taken off work to go to court if i knew about the fee. My original citation was 399.00 and i had to pay an extra 30.00 just to pay it online. This is literally highway robbery.

    Thanks for your time

    Tiffany

  • #176591371

    Anonymous

    gravehunter Wrote:


    > Easy way to solve the problem is to slow down.

    Way to contribute to the discussion. It’s obvious GA and other states are trying to shore up their budgets by tacking on outrageous surcharges, thinking people will just pay up….the more people that challenge these suspect statutes the better.

  • #176596777

    Lumpulus
    Participant

    gravehunter Wrote:


    > Easy way to solve the problem is to slow down.

    Way to contribute to the discussion. It’s obvious GA and other states are trying to shore up their budgets by tacking on outrageous surcharges, thinking people will just pay up….the more people that challenge these suspect statutes the better.

  • #176591387

    Anonymous

    I had the exact same experience, Tift County, May 2012, my husband and I driving from Florida to Atlanta, holiday, just got into drivers seat after 6 hr in, The police was driving on a bridge, turned around, got on the highway and pulled me over on I-75. When I asked, he had no clue what the fine was,,, nor what would happen if I didn’t sign. As soon as I signed.. guilty. I have not had a speeding ticket since 2005, perfect record prior, all papers in tact… good, law abiding citizen… I will never drive in Georgia again, nor vacation there!.. I want to hear more about a class action suit. This is not fair. I contacted a Georgia attorney, and he said,, when we paid the fine, the fine line said guilty which triggered this government harrassment. That same attorney said only recently, the law was once again changed where, once conficted the case could not be overturned without high cost. I will thank him, as more research has shown its true.
    Thanks, CB

  • #176596793

    clbest2
    Participant

    I had the exact same experience, Tift County, May 2012, my husband and I driving from Florida to Atlanta, holiday, just got into drivers seat after 6 hr in, The police was driving on a bridge, turned around, got on the highway and pulled me over on I-75. When I asked, he had no clue what the fine was,,, nor what would happen if I didn’t sign. As soon as I signed.. guilty. I have not had a speeding ticket since 2005, perfect record prior, all papers in tact… good, law abiding citizen… I will never drive in Georgia again, nor vacation there!.. I want to hear more about a class action suit. This is not fair. I contacted a Georgia attorney, and he said,, when we paid the fine, the fine line said guilty which triggered this government harrassment. That same attorney said only recently, the law was once again changed where, once conficted the case could not be overturned without high cost. I will thank him, as more research has shown its true.
    Thanks, CB

  • #176591388

    Anonymous

    On April 7th 2012 at 0110, I was pulled over for driving 90mph in a 70mph zone, on I-20 west Bound, just east of Atlanta coming through Morgan County from NC to AL.. the officer was one of Madison City PD.. I was coming home for a family emergency and it was 1 am! I gave him my military ID and my DL, and the cop was a real jerk to me (I don’t remmeber his name, but his badge number 533) and did NOT inform me of the SSL. I called the number on the letter and the woman with whom I spoke with, told me I had to write a letter for an appeal. I’m in Alabama!!!! I do not know the date the letter was sent out and my husband just recieved it Friday in the mail… I can’t call and ask him for the date because he is in the field back on base! I asked the lady at DDS if I should retain an attorney and she said “sure, if you want to.. but I don’t know what good it will do you.” I told her I was out of state and was not informed until the letter was sent to me.. The address on my DL is different from my new mailing address.. I’m glad the DMV of NC did their job and sent it to me at my new address because I would’ve been driving on a suspended license here come August! I seriously want to get in on this suit if one happens.. because if like the others on this forum KNEW about this petty law, I would have NEVER paid it and DROVE BACK TO GEORGIA WITH MY ATTORNEY!!!!! I am BEYOND furious… if a suit IS filed please notify me by email or phone! Thanks so much!

    stephla1124@yahoo.com

    Laurin Stephens
    251-752-9644
    MCB Camp Lejeune
    Jacksonville, NC

    USMC Wife

  • #176596794

    lastephens92
    Participant

    On April 7th 2012 at 0110, I was pulled over for driving 90mph in a 70mph zone, on I-20 west Bound, just east of Atlanta coming through Morgan County from NC to AL.. the officer was one of Madison City PD.. I was coming home for a family emergency and it was 1 am! I gave him my military ID and my DL, and the cop was a real jerk to me (I don’t remmeber his name, but his badge number 533) and did NOT inform me of the SSL. I called the number on the letter and the woman with whom I spoke with, told me I had to write a letter for an appeal. I’m in Alabama!!!! I do not know the date the letter was sent out and my husband just recieved it Friday in the mail… I can’t call and ask him for the date because he is in the field back on base! I asked the lady at DDS if I should retain an attorney and she said “sure, if you want to.. but I don’t know what good it will do you.” I told her I was out of state and was not informed until the letter was sent to me.. The address on my DL is different from my new mailing address.. I’m glad the DMV of NC did their job and sent it to me at my new address because I would’ve been driving on a suspended license here come August! I seriously want to get in on this suit if one happens.. because if like the others on this forum KNEW about this petty law, I would have NEVER paid it and DROVE BACK TO GEORGIA WITH MY ATTORNEY!!!!! I am BEYOND furious… if a suit IS filed please notify me by email or phone! Thanks so much!

    stephla1124@yahoo.com

    Laurin Stephens
    251-752-9644
    MCB Camp Lejeune
    Jacksonville, NC

    USMC Wife

  • #176591390

    Anonymous

    I live in FL and was on my way to my sister-in-law’s gradudation from UGA, and got caught by the flashing lights. I figure, you know, I was speeding and I’m not taking time off work to drive 4.5 hours to go to court and in the end be found guilty anyway, so I pay the fine. At that point, all is well in the world.

    3 months later my parents, who live in GA, call me saying they received this notice in the mail saying I have another $200 to pay. I haven’t lived at that address for 8 yrs and haven’t been a GA resident for 5. (I wonder how the brainiacs in the courst sytem messed that up) If I was told about this additional fine by the officer, then it wouldn’t have me so angry. So I call the Sherriff’s office and the GA State Troopers and ask them if it is common practice for their officer’s not to tell out of state motorist about this law, and of course I couldn’t get any straight answer. You would think if this a law it would be printed on the ticket you are issued, but that would make too much sense.

    Melanie – count me in for any class action suit – davidmstricker@gmail.com

  • #176596796

    stricker
    Participant

    I live in FL and was on my way to my sister-in-law’s gradudation from UGA, and got caught by the flashing lights. I figure, you know, I was speeding and I’m not taking time off work to drive 4.5 hours to go to court and in the end be found guilty anyway, so I pay the fine. At that point, all is well in the world.

    3 months later my parents, who live in GA, call me saying they received this notice in the mail saying I have another $200 to pay. I haven’t lived at that address for 8 yrs and haven’t been a GA resident for 5. (I wonder how the brainiacs in the courst sytem messed that up) If I was told about this additional fine by the officer, then it wouldn’t have me so angry. So I call the Sherriff’s office and the GA State Troopers and ask them if it is common practice for their officer’s not to tell out of state motorist about this law, and of course I couldn’t get any straight answer. You would think if this a law it would be printed on the ticket you are issued, but that would make too much sense.

    Melanie – count me in for any class action suit – davidmstricker@gmail.com

  • #176591395

    Anonymous

    I paid a $282.00 ticket and got a letter in the mail saying I owed $200 more. I was going 87 in a 70 on I-75. The officer did not tell me about the super speeder fine. I live in Georgia but was unaware of the SuperSpeeder Law at the time. Please do contact me if a class action lawsuit does happen.

    Jessica Grant
    jessica_g2783@yahoo.com

  • #176596801

    jessica_g2783
    Participant

    I paid a $282.00 ticket and got a letter in the mail saying I owed $200 more. I was going 87 in a 70 on I-75. The officer did not tell me about the super speeder fine. I live in Georgia but was unaware of the SuperSpeeder Law at the time. Please do contact me if a class action lawsuit does happen.

    Jessica Grant
    jessica_g2783@yahoo.com

  • #176591401

    Anonymous

    I got pulled in kingsland on my way to florida vs south carolina game got a ticket and paid it as soon as it was available which was at least a month later. Never got a notice about this super speeder thing until 2 days ago when i got a letter saying i owe 200 for the super speeder and 50 to get my license reinstated. Wtf. Funny how everyone gets the second notice. They say super speeder like its a fucking accomplishment or something. Fuck Georgia what a shithole!

  • #176596807

    rabbit86
    Participant

    I got pulled in kingsland on my way to florida vs south carolina game got a ticket and paid it as soon as it was available which was at least a month later. Never got a notice about this super speeder thing until 2 days ago when i got a letter saying i owe 200 for the super speeder and 50 to get my license reinstated. Wtf. Funny how everyone gets the second notice. They say super speeder like its a fucking accomplishment or something. Fuck Georgia what a shithole!

  • #176591408

    Anonymous

    Hello,
    Sounds like a broken record here, my daughter and another car of spring breakers were on their way from Ohio to Florida when both cars were pulled over. Same ticket, same price. Interestingly enough, my daughter got a Super Speeder on the grounds that she was going 86 and the car she was following was going 85, so he did not get the SS fee? What? We have received our additional fine of $200 and I am afraid of paying, that it will leave a criminal mark on her record, misdemeaner? Has anyone heard of this?

    I spoke with the friendly (NOT) people at DDS in Conyers, GA and they wound up hanging up on me after I asked them what the next fine might be since they had two opportunities to tell my daughter about this, first at ticketing second when the ticket arrived. That conversation didn’t go well.

    I would be interested in a class action suit, especially since my daughter was following the lead car and he didn’t get this!!!!!

    email
    laurastoy3@aol.com

    Thank you for any advice!

    Laura

  • #176596814

    laurastoy3
    Participant

    Hello,
    Sounds like a broken record here, my daughter and another car of spring breakers were on their way from Ohio to Florida when both cars were pulled over. Same ticket, same price. Interestingly enough, my daughter got a Super Speeder on the grounds that she was going 86 and the car she was following was going 85, so he did not get the SS fee? What? We have received our additional fine of $200 and I am afraid of paying, that it will leave a criminal mark on her record, misdemeaner? Has anyone heard of this?

    I spoke with the friendly (NOT) people at DDS in Conyers, GA and they wound up hanging up on me after I asked them what the next fine might be since they had two opportunities to tell my daughter about this, first at ticketing second when the ticket arrived. That conversation didn’t go well.

    I would be interested in a class action suit, especially since my daughter was following the lead car and he didn’t get this!!!!!

    email
    laurastoy3@aol.com

    Thank you for any advice!

    Laura

  • #176591410

    Anonymous

    Hi there everyone.

    I received my ticket in January 2012. I’m not a resident of Georgia, and was traveling when I received the ticket. Like most of you, the officer was very politce, and he actually gave me the impression that he was not going to give a ticket to me…..wrong. Of course, I wasn’t going to travel back to Georgia to fight the ticket, so I paid it.

    When I received this “Super Speeder” notice, I genuinely thought it was some sort of scam. After all, it’s absolutely ridiculous. It wasn’t until I came here, that I see it’s real.

    the mafia has nothing on state of georgia :(

  • #176596816

    keywestjudy
    Participant

    Hi there everyone.

    I received my ticket in January 2012. I’m not a resident of Georgia, and was traveling when I received the ticket. Like most of you, the officer was very politce, and he actually gave me the impression that he was not going to give a ticket to me…..wrong. Of course, I wasn’t going to travel back to Georgia to fight the ticket, so I paid it.

    When I received this “Super Speeder” notice, I genuinely thought it was some sort of scam. After all, it’s absolutely ridiculous. It wasn’t until I came here, that I see it’s real.

    the mafia has nothing on state of georgia :(

  • #176591411

    Anonymous

    Hi everyone

    I also was ticketed by a “polite” officer in conyers. I’m not a GA resident, but was traveling through GA. I also received this “super speeder” notice 3 months after paying the fine. I was not going to return to GA to fight the ticket (I’m sure they know this).

    When I received this notice, I genuinely thought it was some sort of scam; after all, it’s absolutely ridiculous! I came online to research, and found all of you.

    The mafia has nothing on the state of georgia (doesn’t deserve caps).

    Please add my name to the list.

  • #176596817

    keywestjudy
    Participant

    Hi everyone

    I also was ticketed by a “polite” officer in conyers. I’m not a GA resident, but was traveling through GA. I also received this “super speeder” notice 3 months after paying the fine. I was not going to return to GA to fight the ticket (I’m sure they know this).

    When I received this notice, I genuinely thought it was some sort of scam; after all, it’s absolutely ridiculous! I came online to research, and found all of you.

    The mafia has nothing on the state of georgia (doesn’t deserve caps).

    Please add my name to the list.

  • #176591412

    Anonymous

    Hello everyone. Please add my name to the list. The mafia has nothing on the state of georgia (doesn’t deserve caps).

    When I received my notice, I genuinely thought it was some sort of scam; after all, it’s absolutely ridiculous! I came online to research, and found all of you.

    Judy Leggett

  • #176596818

    keywestjudy
    Participant

    Hello everyone. Please add my name to the list. The mafia has nothing on the state of georgia (doesn’t deserve caps).

    When I received my notice, I genuinely thought it was some sort of scam; after all, it’s absolutely ridiculous! I came online to research, and found all of you.

    Judy Leggett

  • #176591414

    Anonymous

    It seems like the speed of 87 mph is a mutual number between us “offenders.” The officer told me that I was going 90mph (wrote my ticket for 90) when I know good and well I was going 87mph.. because I had my cruise control on.. This is a crock of horse sh**. >=[

  • #176596820

    lastephens92
    Participant

    It seems like the speed of 87 mph is a mutual number between us “offenders.” The officer told me that I was going 90mph (wrote my ticket for 90) when I know good and well I was going 87mph.. because I had my cruise control on.. This is a crock of horse sh**. >=[

  • #176591424

    Anonymous

    Hate to cause an echo on here… but I was also pulled over for going 87mph in a 70. Paid the inital fine to only get this additional super speeder fine in the mail two months after the fact. I’ll admit that I was a speeder, but a super speeder?! No need to play coy Conyers, if you thought I was ‘super’ from the get go then you should have let me know. Instead, here we are four months after I was issued the initial ticket while passing through Conyers “The Big Crapple” Georgia. If anyone has the enough time on their hands and built-up spite to pursue a class-action lawsuit, please include me as well.

    Brian Bulgatz
    900 South Wabash Ave, Apt #701
    Chicago, IL 60605
    brian.bulgatz@gmail.com

  • #176596830

    BULsOnParade
    Participant

    Hate to cause an echo on here… but I was also pulled over for going 87mph in a 70. Paid the inital fine to only get this additional super speeder fine in the mail two months after the fact. I’ll admit that I was a speeder, but a super speeder?! No need to play coy Conyers, if you thought I was ‘super’ from the get go then you should have let me know. Instead, here we are four months after I was issued the initial ticket while passing through Conyers “The Big Crapple” Georgia. If anyone has the enough time on their hands and built-up spite to pursue a class-action lawsuit, please include me as well.

    Brian Bulgatz
    900 South Wabash Ave, Apt #701
    Chicago, IL 60605
    brian.bulgatz@gmail.com

  • #176591422

    Anonymous

    Ahh, seems to be a nice racket GA has going on. Target out of staters for this add on. I got the ticket in Darien just before leaving GA into FL they were set up ready to take some of that Disney money for themselves, I got the magical 90 in a 70. I actually got a letter from a scuzball attorney before paying my initial fine letting me know about the law and that I can hire him for $350 to go to court for me and reduce my fine by $200…? Whu? His letter was almost as threatening as what you all are saying the super speeder letters state. His letter advises of extra points and reporting to my insurance if I pay the super speeder, but the GA website says there arent extra points. I drive for a living or I would let them revoke my GA priveleges. I certainly wont be going back to GA for leisure again. I see the ticket fine as the price I pay to speed. It stinks but I can deal with it, but this BS SSL and the veil they put on it until you pay your fine is just petty. They know you aren’t going back to GA when you are traveling through. They know they have you.

  • #176596828

    race20fan
    Participant

    Ahh, seems to be a nice racket GA has going on. Target out of staters for this add on. I got the ticket in Darien just before leaving GA into FL they were set up ready to take some of that Disney money for themselves, I got the magical 90 in a 70. I actually got a letter from a scuzball attorney before paying my initial fine letting me know about the law and that I can hire him for $350 to go to court for me and reduce my fine by $200…? Whu? His letter was almost as threatening as what you all are saying the super speeder letters state. His letter advises of extra points and reporting to my insurance if I pay the super speeder, but the GA website says there arent extra points. I drive for a living or I would let them revoke my GA priveleges. I certainly wont be going back to GA for leisure again. I see the ticket fine as the price I pay to speed. It stinks but I can deal with it, but this BS SSL and the veil they put on it until you pay your fine is just petty. They know you aren’t going back to GA when you are traveling through. They know they have you.

  • #176591423

    Anonymous

    I am from Florida and in the same boat as most of you, and like you, I admit to speeding (85 mph in a 70 zone). I also paid the $179 fine and just received the SSL notice. My problem has to do with the lack of information provided by the officers issuing the fines. When you get arrested you are read the Miranda rights, and told what you are being arrested for; when you appear in court you are formally told what you are being charged for, and these officers, who not only HAVE to know the law but also know that you are from out of state, should also provide the information about the SSL at the time the fine is issued, whether it is to appeal it, pay it, or simply to know about it (because all those options are my rights, an as a citizen of the United States my rights do not end when I enter the state of Georgia. ). The officers may not know the amount owed for the speeding fine at the time of the infraction, but the SSL is a fixed $200 that applies all over the state of Georgia and they MUST know about it.
    I realize that my ignorance of the law does not exempt me from fault ( I paid my fine right away), but it is obvious that the general perception is that this law is APPLIED in a sneaky way. It certainly appears that the law is being enforced by thugs and not officers of the law. All I’m talking about is the need for DISCLOSURES. If the officers cannot be held accountable for disclosing this law to all violators, then every county in that state should be required to print it on the back of their tickets to both cover their backs, and to do what is right to all citizens. All legal institutions are required to provide all types of disclosures for services and products provided. Wouldn’t it make sense for government to do the same.
    Contact me for any legal action.

    alex@uncein.com

  • #176596829

    aunte13
    Participant

    I am from Florida and in the same boat as most of you, and like you, I admit to speeding (85 mph in a 70 zone). I also paid the $179 fine and just received the SSL notice. My problem has to do with the lack of information provided by the officers issuing the fines. When you get arrested you are read the Miranda rights, and told what you are being arrested for; when you appear in court you are formally told what you are being charged for, and these officers, who not only HAVE to know the law but also know that you are from out of state, should also provide the information about the SSL at the time the fine is issued, whether it is to appeal it, pay it, or simply to know about it (because all those options are my rights, an as a citizen of the United States my rights do not end when I enter the state of Georgia. ). The officers may not know the amount owed for the speeding fine at the time of the infraction, but the SSL is a fixed $200 that applies all over the state of Georgia and they MUST know about it.
    I realize that my ignorance of the law does not exempt me from fault ( I paid my fine right away), but it is obvious that the general perception is that this law is APPLIED in a sneaky way. It certainly appears that the law is being enforced by thugs and not officers of the law. All I’m talking about is the need for DISCLOSURES. If the officers cannot be held accountable for disclosing this law to all violators, then every county in that state should be required to print it on the back of their tickets to both cover their backs, and to do what is right to all citizens. All legal institutions are required to provide all types of disclosures for services and products provided. Wouldn’t it make sense for government to do the same.
    Contact me for any legal action.

    alex@uncein.com

  • #176591427

    Anonymous

    I was also pulled over in Darien county, doing 85 in a 70. When the officer gave me the ticket I asked him if he knew around how much it would be and he said he had no idea, even though he had to have known that I would get charged the extra $200 (he even had the nerve to tell me fines were usually lower this time of year, $286 is not what I would call “low”). I’ve read on some other sites that you can be charged with a misdemeanor if you pay the fine and was wondering if anyone knew if there was any truth to this. In total I’m going to have to pay over $500 for this stupid ticket, which is absolutely outrageous for going 15 over on the interstate. I’m from Florida and have an ex that was caught going 25 over and his ticket wasn’t even $200, what Georgia is doing is literally highway robbery. I’m definitely interested in joining this lawsuit if there is one because as a college student working a minimum wage job I have no idea how I’m going to pay this fine.

    katybushey@gmail.com

  • #176596833

    katyb
    Participant

    I was also pulled over in Darien county, doing 85 in a 70. When the officer gave me the ticket I asked him if he knew around how much it would be and he said he had no idea, even though he had to have known that I would get charged the extra $200 (he even had the nerve to tell me fines were usually lower this time of year, $286 is not what I would call “low”). I’ve read on some other sites that you can be charged with a misdemeanor if you pay the fine and was wondering if anyone knew if there was any truth to this. In total I’m going to have to pay over $500 for this stupid ticket, which is absolutely outrageous for going 15 over on the interstate. I’m from Florida and have an ex that was caught going 25 over and his ticket wasn’t even $200, what Georgia is doing is literally highway robbery. I’m definitely interested in joining this lawsuit if there is one because as a college student working a minimum wage job I have no idea how I’m going to pay this fine.

    katybushey@gmail.com

  • #176591431

    Anonymous

    Well, I can chime in w/everyone here. My daughter was heading to Tennessee from our home in Florida June 11, 2012. She said the cop was on the overpass and pulled her over and said she was doing 87 in 70. This was in Tifton. She questioned his pulling her over because she had her “cruise control” set which he saw it was on. She said he too was very polite and gave her the ticket. She had a clean driving record. The officer told her to call to find out how much it would be. She too couldn’t go to fight the ticket because of not living close enough and her work schedule.
    She paid the ticket $245 and then today I get the notice for the Super Speeder Fine in the mail addressed to her.
    What a scam for sure…that’s exactly what I thought and started investigating and found this site. Too many similariites in the stories…nice cop, 87 in 70, hmmm…
    Please include us in the class-action if you proceed.

    Kimberly
    kimberlykmonday@gmail.com

  • #176596837

    kimonday
    Participant

    Well, I can chime in w/everyone here. My daughter was heading to Tennessee from our home in Florida June 11, 2012. She said the cop was on the overpass and pulled her over and said she was doing 87 in 70. This was in Tifton. She questioned his pulling her over because she had her “cruise control” set which he saw it was on. She said he too was very polite and gave her the ticket. She had a clean driving record. The officer told her to call to find out how much it would be. She too couldn’t go to fight the ticket because of not living close enough and her work schedule.
    She paid the ticket $245 and then today I get the notice for the Super Speeder Fine in the mail addressed to her.
    What a scam for sure…that’s exactly what I thought and started investigating and found this site. Too many similariites in the stories…nice cop, 87 in 70, hmmm…
    Please include us in the class-action if you proceed.

    Kimberly
    kimberlykmonday@gmail.com

  • #176591432

    Anonymous

    I added my comments as well and want to be included in the class action if you proceed.
    kimberlykmonday@gmail.com

  • #176596838

    kimonday
    Participant

    I added my comments as well and want to be included in the class action if you proceed.
    kimberlykmonday@gmail.com

  • #176591436

    Anonymous

    I, too, received a speeding ticket in Conyers, GA for going 87 in a 70 on I-75. Same story as many of you…nice, polite officer. I am from Florida, and was driving back from Atlanta when I got the ticket. I was not informed of the SSL, and was outraged when I got the notice in the mail. I had already paid my ticket, and now I had to pay a “fee” that was more than the ticket itself?!? Absolutely ridiculous. They knew I wouldn’t challenge something I knew nothing about, and being out of state, they would end up with more money in their pockets. Please include me if a lawsuit is filed.

    GEB1999@aol.com

  • #176596842

    GEB1999
    Participant

    I, too, received a speeding ticket in Conyers, GA for going 87 in a 70 on I-75. Same story as many of you…nice, polite officer. I am from Florida, and was driving back from Atlanta when I got the ticket. I was not informed of the SSL, and was outraged when I got the notice in the mail. I had already paid my ticket, and now I had to pay a “fee” that was more than the ticket itself?!? Absolutely ridiculous. They knew I wouldn’t challenge something I knew nothing about, and being out of state, they would end up with more money in their pockets. Please include me if a lawsuit is filed.

    GEB1999@aol.com

  • #176591445

    Anonymous

    My ticket was $194.25 on Interstate 75 in Cordele Georgia in early May…doing 85 in a 75 mile speed zone. Just today (August 10th) I received my SuperSpeeder ticket. Would be very glad to participate in a class action suit. More than happy.

  • #176596851

    lp54vet
    Participant

    My ticket was $194.25 on Interstate 75 in Cordele Georgia in early May…doing 85 in a 75 mile speed zone. Just today (August 10th) I received my SuperSpeeder ticket. Would be very glad to participate in a class action suit. More than happy.

  • #176591447

    Anonymous

    Please include me in any class action. I received the ticket. Months later the fine. I live in south florida and I was shocked by the extra fine. Now my son is driving home from ATL. Cruise control set at 79 and he gets a ticket for doing 85 in a 70. I know he is going to get that same fine since he was going 85 correct? He is on i-75 in cordele ga. I am flipping out because they trapped him and now he is all upset and still has a very long drive home.
    Francine
    sassy4646@aol.com

  • #176596853

    sassy4646
    Participant

    Please include me in any class action. I received the ticket. Months later the fine. I live in south florida and I was shocked by the extra fine. Now my son is driving home from ATL. Cruise control set at 79 and he gets a ticket for doing 85 in a 70. I know he is going to get that same fine since he was going 85 correct? He is on i-75 in cordele ga. I am flipping out because they trapped him and now he is all upset and still has a very long drive home.
    Francine
    sassy4646@aol.com

  • #176591449

    Anonymous

    Just for everyone’s FYI, I sent a letter to the GA Attorney General’s office requesting a review of the way the tickets are being handled & that there should be a phamplet given along w/the ticket regarding the Super Speeder. I also mentioned the “shadiness” of how people are told they are speeding when most of these cases are out of state drivers & can’t return to fight the original ticket! Too many of us had the cruise control set under 85.

  • #176596855

    kimonday
    Participant

    Just for everyone’s FYI, I sent a letter to the GA Attorney General’s office requesting a review of the way the tickets are being handled & that there should be a phamplet given along w/the ticket regarding the Super Speeder. I also mentioned the “shadiness” of how people are told they are speeding when most of these cases are out of state drivers & can’t return to fight the original ticket! Too many of us had the cruise control set under 85.

  • #176591454

    Anonymous

    Okay- my situation is similar but a tiny bit different. First off, definitely add me to any suit or group… dtesta1@cfl.rr.com

    I was traveling back to Florida from West Virginia on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Very nice, polite officer (it was either a feminine looking younger male or a masculine looking female.. not that it matters but I wonder if this is the same person who pulled anyone else over).

    He/she said I was going 90, which I don’t think I was…actually have no idea but definitely over 80… and the officer told me about the Super Speeder charge but made a point to say that he/she wasn’t going to add it to the ticket because my license says ‘safe driver’ and I haven’t had a speeding ticket since I was 17 or 18 years old (currently in my 40’s). He/she told me that they could charge me with it but they didn’t want to do that to me with a car full of cats (I was transporting cats to be adopted) and it was obvious I just wanted to get home to Florida. This person even told me that they were saving me $200!!!!!!!!!!

    Also, as many of you have said on here, it didn’t seem like he/she was going to give me a ticket in the first place. NEVER asked for my insurance card- isn’t that normal? License and insurance? He/she said, “Let me just run your license and I’ll have you on your way.” Also, this person told me that they are not an officer of Pooler County (I was stopped on 95, heading south, have no idea what town, but I’m assuming Pooler County) but just doing some work for them. It wasn’t an actual officer with a gun-

    This officer was sticky sweet nice that I was shocked that I actually got a ticket in the first place… and then today, over 6 weeks later, I get the SS award … the award that I was told I wouldn’t get.

    Should I try to call the state or Pooler County and state my case that this officer specifically told me about the SS law and that he/she was going to spare me of that??? I live over 5 hours from there, but I would be willing to drive up there and face off with the officer if they want to say he/she didn’t say it… otherwise, I would have never known what a Super Speeder is.

  • #176596860

    smarty88
    Participant

    Okay- my situation is similar but a tiny bit different. First off, definitely add me to any suit or group… dtesta1@cfl.rr.com

    I was traveling back to Florida from West Virginia on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Very nice, polite officer (it was either a feminine looking younger male or a masculine looking female.. not that it matters but I wonder if this is the same person who pulled anyone else over).

    He/she said I was going 90, which I don’t think I was…actually have no idea but definitely over 80… and the officer told me about the Super Speeder charge but made a point to say that he/she wasn’t going to add it to the ticket because my license says ‘safe driver’ and I haven’t had a speeding ticket since I was 17 or 18 years old (currently in my 40’s). He/she told me that they could charge me with it but they didn’t want to do that to me with a car full of cats (I was transporting cats to be adopted) and it was obvious I just wanted to get home to Florida. This person even told me that they were saving me $200!!!!!!!!!!

    Also, as many of you have said on here, it didn’t seem like he/she was going to give me a ticket in the first place. NEVER asked for my insurance card- isn’t that normal? License and insurance? He/she said, “Let me just run your license and I’ll have you on your way.” Also, this person told me that they are not an officer of Pooler County (I was stopped on 95, heading south, have no idea what town, but I’m assuming Pooler County) but just doing some work for them. It wasn’t an actual officer with a gun-

    This officer was sticky sweet nice that I was shocked that I actually got a ticket in the first place… and then today, over 6 weeks later, I get the SS award … the award that I was told I wouldn’t get.

    Should I try to call the state or Pooler County and state my case that this officer specifically told me about the SS law and that he/she was going to spare me of that??? I live over 5 hours from there, but I would be willing to drive up there and face off with the officer if they want to say he/she didn’t say it… otherwise, I would have never known what a Super Speeder is.

  • #176591457

    Anonymous

    Well well well,
    Here I am in the same situation. What the hell is up with the “Double Jeopardy” do not piss down my back and tell me it is raining by calling it an “Administrative Fee”. What bullshit, I am down for a class action lawsuit!!! Lets slam these crooked bastards!!! PISS ON THE GSHP!!!!

    My E-Mail address is ttangell2@gmail.com
    LETS DO THIS!!!

    Oh ya, who is the genius that thought of “SUPER SPEEDER” what am I a super hero!!!

  • #176596863

    ttangell
    Participant

    Well well well,
    Here I am in the same situation. What the hell is up with the “Double Jeopardy” do not piss down my back and tell me it is raining by calling it an “Administrative Fee”. What bullshit, I am down for a class action lawsuit!!! Lets slam these crooked bastards!!! PISS ON THE GSHP!!!!

    My E-Mail address is ttangell2@gmail.com
    LETS DO THIS!!!

    Oh ya, who is the genius that thought of “SUPER SPEEDER” what am I a super hero!!!

  • #176591458

    Anonymous

    Please add me to the list. I also was traveling from Maryland to Georgia, paid my fine and now received this $200 Super speeder fine. Its BS! I could understand if I was a GA resident and speeded all the time and the offices should made us aware of this additional fine. Please share any info. Thanks.

  • #176596864

    Tom
    Participant

    Please add me to the list. I also was traveling from Maryland to Georgia, paid my fine and now received this $200 Super speeder fine. Its BS! I could understand if I was a GA resident and speeded all the time and the offices should made us aware of this additional fine. Please share any info. Thanks.

  • #176591459

    Anonymous

    The exact same thing happened to me, i.e. polite trooper who had no idea what the fine would be etc. This was obviously not the case and he obviously knew about the super speeder fine as he said he had clocked me at 85 in a 70 limit speed. I did not contest and being from another state had never heard of the super speeder fine or possibly would have asked for proof that I was indeed going 85. Actually I was passing a car when the highway opened up to more lanes. I did see several police cars on the side of the road which makes me think of a speed trap. After paying the fine in May I received another ticket in August for 200$ ,having been classified as a super speeder! Entrappment is considered illegal is it not? If there is a class action suit and I definitely think there should be I would like to be included

  • #176596865

    schrader
    Participant

    The exact same thing happened to me, i.e. polite trooper who had no idea what the fine would be etc. This was obviously not the case and he obviously knew about the super speeder fine as he said he had clocked me at 85 in a 70 limit speed. I did not contest and being from another state had never heard of the super speeder fine or possibly would have asked for proof that I was indeed going 85. Actually I was passing a car when the highway opened up to more lanes. I did see several police cars on the side of the road which makes me think of a speed trap. After paying the fine in May I received another ticket in August for 200$ ,having been classified as a super speeder! Entrappment is considered illegal is it not? If there is a class action suit and I definitely think there should be I would like to be included

  • #176591460

    Anonymous

    Please add me to you list of “super speeders” My experience was almost identical to many above. On June 27, I was going through Georgia on the Interstate. I was in a pack of cars, all going appx. the same speed. There were 2 policemen standing out of their vehicles underneath an overpass. As our cars passed them, one got into his car and followed us, pulling for “speeding 86 mph in a 70”, but did not stop any of the other vehicles in the pack of cars I was with. I stated I was going with the flow of traffic and he did not respond. I asked how much the ticket would be, and he said he did not know I would have to call the number on the ticket. He DID NOT mention the super speeder, nor the website where I could go to pay the fine that I would have found out about the additional fine. He did however state that I did not have to come back to Georgia(I’m from Virginia, just passing through), that I could call the number on the ticket and pay the fine. Again he did not mention the additional fee. When I called the number on the ticket, I was told they only accept cash or money orders and I needed to pay that way. Again, no disclosure of information about the super speeder, the website, etc. I paid my fine in good faith and yesterday, I received a notice of the super speeder fee. I feel they deliberately with held information from me, as well as targeted me because I was an out of state drive and therefore would not know the law, nor would I be interested in returning to court in a state 2 states away from my own.

  • #176596866

    palmerslancer
    Participant

    Please add me to you list of “super speeders” My experience was almost identical to many above. On June 27, I was going through Georgia on the Interstate. I was in a pack of cars, all going appx. the same speed. There were 2 policemen standing out of their vehicles underneath an overpass. As our cars passed them, one got into his car and followed us, pulling for “speeding 86 mph in a 70”, but did not stop any of the other vehicles in the pack of cars I was with. I stated I was going with the flow of traffic and he did not respond. I asked how much the ticket would be, and he said he did not know I would have to call the number on the ticket. He DID NOT mention the super speeder, nor the website where I could go to pay the fine that I would have found out about the additional fine. He did however state that I did not have to come back to Georgia(I’m from Virginia, just passing through), that I could call the number on the ticket and pay the fine. Again he did not mention the additional fee. When I called the number on the ticket, I was told they only accept cash or money orders and I needed to pay that way. Again, no disclosure of information about the super speeder, the website, etc. I paid my fine in good faith and yesterday, I received a notice of the super speeder fee. I feel they deliberately with held information from me, as well as targeted me because I was an out of state drive and therefore would not know the law, nor would I be interested in returning to court in a state 2 states away from my own.

  • #176591461

    Anonymous

    Someone mentioned mafia, well we all know how greedy the mafia can get. Now the GA (specifically McIntosh County) police have resorted to outright lying. They supposedly “clocked” my wife going 88 in a 70 when both the van’s speedo and the GPS read 76. The cop didn’t care that two measurement devices (speedo and GPS) read the same and for some reason made her get out of the car on I-95 to sign the ticket. I think he was trying to provoke her and catch it on his dash camera. I don’t know about you but going 88 in a Honda minivan is freaking flying, I know my wife was not going that fast especially since the kids were with her.

    Turns out the local attorneys are on the take also. What would normally be a couple of hundred to defend is now costing almost $700. I did learn something from the ambulance chasers, I know most people are slack when it comes to changing their license’s address after a move. Turns out, a lot of people are getting their license suspended after the super speeder notice goes to their old address and goes unpaid since this law is a secrete for non-Georgia residents. The cops have figured out… out of state tags equals easy money since most will not come back to court. I feel powerless so I’m will to ban together and fight this injustice.

  • #176596867

    kcmay4
    Participant

    Someone mentioned mafia, well we all know how greedy the mafia can get. Now the GA (specifically McIntosh County) police have resorted to outright lying. They supposedly “clocked” my wife going 88 in a 70 when both the van’s speedo and the GPS read 76. The cop didn’t care that two measurement devices (speedo and GPS) read the same and for some reason made her get out of the car on I-95 to sign the ticket. I think he was trying to provoke her and catch it on his dash camera. I don’t know about you but going 88 in a Honda minivan is freaking flying, I know my wife was not going that fast especially since the kids were with her.

    Turns out the local attorneys are on the take also. What would normally be a couple of hundred to defend is now costing almost $700. I did learn something from the ambulance chasers, I know most people are slack when it comes to changing their license’s address after a move. Turns out, a lot of people are getting their license suspended after the super speeder notice goes to their old address and goes unpaid since this law is a secrete for non-Georgia residents. The cops have figured out… out of state tags equals easy money since most will not come back to court. I feel powerless so I’m will to ban together and fight this injustice.

  • #176591464

    Anonymous

    Now, I do NOT feel like such a criminal… your stories are just like mine… 86 the cop said.. but at first he said 84 in a 70… going with the flow of traffic… My car pulled out of the center? cop was nice

    Paid my fine like a good person… then hit with this suspension letter crap… felt like a ciminal!

    my question is now what?… some of the posts here say lawyers in on it… what to do?

    snakesdad@gmail.com

  • #176596870

    gdschol
    Participant

    Now, I do NOT feel like such a criminal… your stories are just like mine… 86 the cop said.. but at first he said 84 in a 70… going with the flow of traffic… My car pulled out of the center? cop was nice

    Paid my fine like a good person… then hit with this suspension letter crap… felt like a ciminal!

    my question is now what?… some of the posts here say lawyers in on it… what to do?

    snakesdad@gmail.com

  • #176591465

    Anonymous

    I was stopped in Turner County, Ga in April of 2012 for going 86 in a 70 mph zone. I was given the ticket with instructions on where to go online to pay it and see how much I owe at payyourtix.com, which was supposed to be available within 30-45 days of the ticket. I checked every day for weeks until it finally showed up. From what I read on the ticket, I assumed that the reason they couldn’t tell me how much I owed immediately was because Georgia has a first time offender price (where they give you a break). I was thinking that I was going to catch a break since it was my first ticket…ha! Well, after looking everyday for at least 3 weeks (and calling once), it was posted. It was listed as a Super Speeder fee of $298, which I immediately paid. My mistake to think that was the end!

    Today, I received a notice from the State of Georgia telling me that my license has been suspended because I failed to pay a Super Speeder fee of $200?! I knew I was a super speeder according to the info I found online at payyourtix.com, but I never read nor was I ever told that there was an additional $200 I’d have to pay…at a later date to another place. According to the letter I am looking at, I have to go to http://www.dds.ga.gov to “pay the fees”, which means the $200 is set up to be paid somewhere else?? What the heck? To top it off, there is a $50 reinstatement fee since I didn’t pay the original $200 fee within 120 days of them sending me a notice (which I never received).

    I have never received any correspondence from the State of Georgia regarding this matter except the original ticket and this letter of explaining my suspension. According to the info I’ve googled online, they were supposed to have sent me a letter explaining the additional $200 to me 30 days or so after the original payment?? I can’t for the life of me understand why they would separate these fees. They know when you get your ticket that it’s super speeder. It takes weeks to process the amount in the system. Why don’t they set the two payments up at the same time or together? It’s really crazy that they would go through all the trouble to send out notices to speeders AFTER they have paid their fees asking for more money. They should have just asked for the $200 along with my $298 I was originally set to pay.

    I will gladly be part of any class action suit. This is ridiculous. I don’t have a problem paying when I’m wrong, but the way they have this set up, it’s a trap. I’m having to pay an additional $50 because they SAID they sent me something I didn’t receive? There’s no way for me to prove otherwise, so I’m forced to eat it.

  • #176596871

    blountl3
    Participant

    I was stopped in Turner County, Ga in April of 2012 for going 86 in a 70 mph zone. I was given the ticket with instructions on where to go online to pay it and see how much I owe at payyourtix.com, which was supposed to be available within 30-45 days of the ticket. I checked every day for weeks until it finally showed up. From what I read on the ticket, I assumed that the reason they couldn’t tell me how much I owed immediately was because Georgia has a first time offender price (where they give you a break). I was thinking that I was going to catch a break since it was my first ticket…ha! Well, after looking everyday for at least 3 weeks (and calling once), it was posted. It was listed as a Super Speeder fee of $298, which I immediately paid. My mistake to think that was the end!

    Today, I received a notice from the State of Georgia telling me that my license has been suspended because I failed to pay a Super Speeder fee of $200?! I knew I was a super speeder according to the info I found online at payyourtix.com, but I never read nor was I ever told that there was an additional $200 I’d have to pay…at a later date to another place. According to the letter I am looking at, I have to go to http://www.dds.ga.gov to “pay the fees”, which means the $200 is set up to be paid somewhere else?? What the heck? To top it off, there is a $50 reinstatement fee since I didn’t pay the original $200 fee within 120 days of them sending me a notice (which I never received).

    I have never received any correspondence from the State of Georgia regarding this matter except the original ticket and this letter of explaining my suspension. According to the info I’ve googled online, they were supposed to have sent me a letter explaining the additional $200 to me 30 days or so after the original payment?? I can’t for the life of me understand why they would separate these fees. They know when you get your ticket that it’s super speeder. It takes weeks to process the amount in the system. Why don’t they set the two payments up at the same time or together? It’s really crazy that they would go through all the trouble to send out notices to speeders AFTER they have paid their fees asking for more money. They should have just asked for the $200 along with my $298 I was originally set to pay.

    I will gladly be part of any class action suit. This is ridiculous. I don’t have a problem paying when I’m wrong, but the way they have this set up, it’s a trap. I’m having to pay an additional $50 because they SAID they sent me something I didn’t receive? There’s no way for me to prove otherwise, so I’m forced to eat it.

  • #176591466

    Anonymous

    For SURE I am definitely interested in a class action lawsuit!!!
    My case is the same story here. out-of-town. Nice cop. No mention of fee– by ANYone. I think first notice is same as ticket I just paid. Then I get notice that my license is suspended in GA (again 11 days after letter date and there is 10 days to appeal?! wtf) — Well fine! I don’t want to drive there anyway! But possibility of the NC DMV punishing me further? Or having a record for this? That worries me. There is a lawyer website that deals with super speeder tickets. Sent in an inquiry about my case. Hopefully there is a way to fight this.

  • #176596872

    Jaspernina
    Participant

    For SURE I am definitely interested in a class action lawsuit!!!
    My case is the same story here. out-of-town. Nice cop. No mention of fee– by ANYone. I think first notice is same as ticket I just paid. Then I get notice that my license is suspended in GA (again 11 days after letter date and there is 10 days to appeal?! wtf) — Well fine! I don’t want to drive there anyway! But possibility of the NC DMV punishing me further? Or having a record for this? That worries me. There is a lawyer website that deals with super speeder tickets. Sent in an inquiry about my case. Hopefully there is a way to fight this.

  • #176591467

    Anonymous

    Please add me on this class action lawsuit IMMEDIATELY. In May 2012 I rented a vehicle and was stopped for doing an 89 in a 55. I know for a fact I was not driving that fast, but hey the cop was polite and seemed as if he was doing me a favor. I have no points on my license nor have I ever received a speeding ticket. Since I do not live in Georgia when I got back to see how much the ticket was from Dekalb Recorder Court they do not EVER answer the phone or have a website for information. I had to take off work to research and figure out what to do.

    I then found out that I could not simply pay the fine and had to come to court to find out how much the fine was. Since I am not a GA resident I could not fly all the way there so I paid a lawyer to handle my case of 400. Then I found out after the deal they worked out I had to pay 470 for the super speeder ticket, take defensive driving, and do 24 hours community service so the ticket is non reported. I SERIOUSLY FEEL THIS STATE is robbing people for there money and doing alot of illegal politics. Beisdes the 870 out of pocket, the time for the community service and the money I had to pay for the defensive driving was ridiculous. Again I have NO POINTS on my license.

    Please add me on your class action lawsuit because the way that state has treated me when I go back I will take public transportation here on out.

    wenthos@yahoo.com

  • #176596873

    wenthos
    Participant

    Please add me on this class action lawsuit IMMEDIATELY. In May 2012 I rented a vehicle and was stopped for doing an 89 in a 55. I know for a fact I was not driving that fast, but hey the cop was polite and seemed as if he was doing me a favor. I have no points on my license nor have I ever received a speeding ticket. Since I do not live in Georgia when I got back to see how much the ticket was from Dekalb Recorder Court they do not EVER answer the phone or have a website for information. I had to take off work to research and figure out what to do.

    I then found out that I could not simply pay the fine and had to come to court to find out how much the fine was. Since I am not a GA resident I could not fly all the way there so I paid a lawyer to handle my case of 400. Then I found out after the deal they worked out I had to pay 470 for the super speeder ticket, take defensive driving, and do 24 hours community service so the ticket is non reported. I SERIOUSLY FEEL THIS STATE is robbing people for there money and doing alot of illegal politics. Beisdes the 870 out of pocket, the time for the community service and the money I had to pay for the defensive driving was ridiculous. Again I have NO POINTS on my license.

    Please add me on your class action lawsuit because the way that state has treated me when I go back I will take public transportation here on out.

    wenthos@yahoo.com

  • #176591468

    Anonymous

    What happened when you wrote at Attorney General..I think I need to do the same.

  • #176596874

    wenthos
    Participant

    What happened when you wrote at Attorney General..I think I need to do the same.

  • #176591469

    Anonymous

    I went 89mph in Candler,GA. Received a $427.00 fine. Paid that and then received a letter from the State of Georgia informing me that my licence is in the process of being suspended unless I pay an additional $200 under the Super Speeder Law.

    So I paid it.

    It left a bad taste in my mouth and I will simply avoid travelling through Georgia in the future.

    The countryside is so incredibly dull that I will simply die if I had to go through it at 70mph.

    Furthermore the crappy state does not have any decent public transport.

    So either way, I get screwed.

    The law has little to do with road safety and a lot to do with milking the saps.

    After this I have lost any and all respect that I may have had for the traffic enforcement officers in the State of Georgia.

  • #176596875

    JackLingwood
    Participant

    I went 89mph in Candler,GA. Received a $427.00 fine. Paid that and then received a letter from the State of Georgia informing me that my licence is in the process of being suspended unless I pay an additional $200 under the Super Speeder Law.

    So I paid it.

    It left a bad taste in my mouth and I will simply avoid travelling through Georgia in the future.

    The countryside is so incredibly dull that I will simply die if I had to go through it at 70mph.

    Furthermore the crappy state does not have any decent public transport.

    So either way, I get screwed.

    The law has little to do with road safety and a lot to do with milking the saps.

    After this I have lost any and all respect that I may have had for the traffic enforcement officers in the State of Georgia.

  • #176591471

    Anonymous

    This fine is a ripOff and should be changled in court. Find me a lawer.I would be glade to be a part of a class action suite

  • #176596877

    lp54vet
    Participant

    This fine is a ripOff and should be changled in court. Find me a lawer.I would be glade to be a part of a class action suite

  • #176591472

    Anonymous

    I haven’t had any response yet :(
    I did contact my locat news as well to see if they will investigate it…hopefully I will hear from them soon :)

  • #176596878

    kimonday
    Participant

    I haven’t had any response yet :(
    I did contact my locat news as well to see if they will investigate it…hopefully I will hear from them soon :)

  • #176591473

    Anonymous

    I have a FL license and got a speeding ticket on 09/09/2012 in Turner county GA. I was driving 87MPH on 70 MPH limit. I called the the number on the back of ticket to find out the fine and was told the fine is $399. After reading this forum, looks like after paying the fine I will be getting another $200 fine becuase of the super speeder law. Does anyone know why the fine is so high? and whether I will get points on my license ?

    What should I do?

  • #176596879

    Humwah
    Participant

    I have a FL license and got a speeding ticket on 09/09/2012 in Turner county GA. I was driving 87MPH on 70 MPH limit. I called the the number on the back of ticket to find out the fine and was told the fine is $399. After reading this forum, looks like after paying the fine I will be getting another $200 fine becuase of the super speeder law. Does anyone know why the fine is so high? and whether I will get points on my license ?

    What should I do?

  • #176591478

    Anonymous

    Same old song and dance here…with an added twist!! I was in the Air Force when I got pulled over on 75 on my way out of the state (Dalton, GA area) for temporary duty in Ohio in January 2011. Because I am stationed in Georgia, I had heard about the new Super Speeder law, so I wasn’t completely unaware. Because I was active duty military, I was allowed to keep my valid license from my home of residence, which was Ohio. When you do so, the address on your license is that of your home of residence…not your current physical address. Anyway, I paid the fine via the internet as there was no way I was going to be able to travel that far to make the court appearance.

    Well here is where the twist comes in…I retired from the Air Force a few months ago, and just today I went to the Georgia DMV to change my Ohio license out for a Georgia license in order to gain employment with the state. After I hand the clerk all of the required documentation, she informs me that my license was suspended in July of 2011 because of that speeding infraction. I looked at her confused and informed her that I paid the ticket. She then informs me that a letter was sent to the address on my Ohio license…but that she can see in the computer that it was marked returned. At this point I’m in an absolute panic! My husband is in Korea and I think I’m stranded at the DMV with two kids in school! I ask her what on earth I’m supposed to do to be able to legally drive and am told that I will have to pay $250 on the spot…$200 for super speeder and $50 for reinstatement!! Are you freaking kidding me??? She of course is so kind to educate me that I’m lucky I didn’t get pulled over instead…that I probably would have been taken to jail!!!

    The state of Georgia DOES NOT salute the military!!! Because I’m military, and was following federal laws regarding residency and licensing, I drove on a suspended license for nearly a year and a half!!!

    Please add me to the class action suit!!

    Lorinda Rivero

  • #176596884

    rindaishere
    Participant

    Same old song and dance here…with an added twist!! I was in the Air Force when I got pulled over on 75 on my way out of the state (Dalton, GA area) for temporary duty in Ohio in January 2011. Because I am stationed in Georgia, I had heard about the new Super Speeder law, so I wasn’t completely unaware. Because I was active duty military, I was allowed to keep my valid license from my home of residence, which was Ohio. When you do so, the address on your license is that of your home of residence…not your current physical address. Anyway, I paid the fine via the internet as there was no way I was going to be able to travel that far to make the court appearance.

    Well here is where the twist comes in…I retired from the Air Force a few months ago, and just today I went to the Georgia DMV to change my Ohio license out for a Georgia license in order to gain employment with the state. After I hand the clerk all of the required documentation, she informs me that my license was suspended in July of 2011 because of that speeding infraction. I looked at her confused and informed her that I paid the ticket. She then informs me that a letter was sent to the address on my Ohio license…but that she can see in the computer that it was marked returned. At this point I’m in an absolute panic! My husband is in Korea and I think I’m stranded at the DMV with two kids in school! I ask her what on earth I’m supposed to do to be able to legally drive and am told that I will have to pay $250 on the spot…$200 for super speeder and $50 for reinstatement!! Are you freaking kidding me??? She of course is so kind to educate me that I’m lucky I didn’t get pulled over instead…that I probably would have been taken to jail!!!

    The state of Georgia DOES NOT salute the military!!! Because I’m military, and was following federal laws regarding residency and licensing, I drove on a suspended license for nearly a year and a half!!!

    Please add me to the class action suit!!

    Lorinda Rivero

  • #176591479

    Anonymous

    I was given a ticket on April 18, 2012 in Dublin, (Laurens County) GA. The officer had a mount of erraneous information on my ticket, i.e, the wrong year of my vehicle, he also had the wrong exit on the ticket, he also put on the ticket that the weather was sunny and the roads were dry( not true it was pouring down rain and it was raining so hard that it was grey) I could barely see in front of me. I went on the internet and got the weather stats for Laurens County/middle Ga and it had a 60% chance of rain on that day. He had on his rain gear and his headgear with the plastic cover on it. I called to inquire about the price of my ticket and the lady couldn’t tell me, she told me to call back in three weeks. Three weeks later I found out that my ticket was $282.00. I only paid it because I did not want to travel for two and a half hours back to Laurens County. I did not know that I would get an additional ticket in the mail later for $200.00. I was flooored and highly pissed when I received the letter for this additional charge. It was pay or my license would be suspensed. The state of GA is getting rich off of drivers because most people would rather pay the fine than travel miles and hours to defend themselves, not knowing that if they paid the fine it would result in this form of guilty that would make them guilty for additional $200.00 fine. It’s a crock of mess. Please include me this civil suit.
    StymieGurl@aol.com

  • #176596885

    Regina
    Participant

    I was given a ticket on April 18, 2012 in Dublin, (Laurens County) GA. The officer had a mount of erraneous information on my ticket, i.e, the wrong year of my vehicle, he also had the wrong exit on the ticket, he also put on the ticket that the weather was sunny and the roads were dry( not true it was pouring down rain and it was raining so hard that it was grey) I could barely see in front of me. I went on the internet and got the weather stats for Laurens County/middle Ga and it had a 60% chance of rain on that day. He had on his rain gear and his headgear with the plastic cover on it. I called to inquire about the price of my ticket and the lady couldn’t tell me, she told me to call back in three weeks. Three weeks later I found out that my ticket was $282.00. I only paid it because I did not want to travel for two and a half hours back to Laurens County. I did not know that I would get an additional ticket in the mail later for $200.00. I was flooored and highly pissed when I received the letter for this additional charge. It was pay or my license would be suspensed. The state of GA is getting rich off of drivers because most people would rather pay the fine than travel miles and hours to defend themselves, not knowing that if they paid the fine it would result in this form of guilty that would make them guilty for additional $200.00 fine. It’s a crock of mess. Please include me this civil suit.
    StymieGurl@aol.com

  • #176591483

    Anonymous

    For North Carolina licensed drivers; ftp://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByChapter/Chapter_20.pdf See paragraphs 20.16.1 & 20.26

    Speeding 15 over (especially over 55) can result in 60 days to 6 months license revocation. Any speeding ticket in any state that involves a violation of 15 or more mph should be contested.

  • #176596889

    wimpy
    Participant

    For North Carolina licensed drivers; ftp://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByChapter/Chapter_20.pdf See paragraphs 20.16.1 & 20.26

    Speeding 15 over (especially over 55) can result in 60 days to 6 months license revocation. Any speeding ticket in any state that involves a violation of 15 or more mph should be contested.

  • #176591485

    Anonymous

    Please add me to any class action suits. This is ridiculous. I don’t mind paying the fine if I know I was speeding and even doing the driving class if I have to…but this obvious rip-off is out of the question. From reading all your comments here, I can’t help but wonder if they are targeting non-residents. Most of us are from other states, and they are probably counting on the fact that we can’t come back to fight the tickets in court. I was also “clocked” from an overpass, with one vehicle in front and another on my tail. How on earth did he pick ME out of the three…we were all going at the same speed! I was the one with the Florida plates! That’s how! I am tempted not to pay the $200 since I am leaving Florida in the next month, but I don’t know how it will affect my insurance. Or if it will follow me where I am going…
    Anyway…Keep me posted as to any legal action on this matter.

    db.lebron@gmail.com

    Good luck to you all!

  • #176596891

    dblebron
    Participant

    Please add me to any class action suits. This is ridiculous. I don’t mind paying the fine if I know I was speeding and even doing the driving class if I have to…but this obvious rip-off is out of the question. From reading all your comments here, I can’t help but wonder if they are targeting non-residents. Most of us are from other states, and they are probably counting on the fact that we can’t come back to fight the tickets in court. I was also “clocked” from an overpass, with one vehicle in front and another on my tail. How on earth did he pick ME out of the three…we were all going at the same speed! I was the one with the Florida plates! That’s how! I am tempted not to pay the $200 since I am leaving Florida in the next month, but I don’t know how it will affect my insurance. Or if it will follow me where I am going…
    Anyway…Keep me posted as to any legal action on this matter.

    db.lebron@gmail.com

    Good luck to you all!

  • #176591486

    Anonymous

    Yes I also live out of state so didin’t have the option of taking a driver ed class to avoid the points. THis law is way over the top in double fining drivers and should be revoked, As punishment to the state of enacting it they should be forced to repay every person who paid the outrageous extra $200. I can understand a repeat offender speeding law but not for people with a safe driver license and no other offenses.

  • #176596892

    eb38spcl
    Participant

    Yes I also live out of state so didin’t have the option of taking a driver ed class to avoid the points. THis law is way over the top in double fining drivers and should be revoked, As punishment to the state of enacting it they should be forced to repay every person who paid the outrageous extra $200. I can understand a repeat offender speeding law but not for people with a safe driver license and no other offenses.

  • #176591490

    Anonymous

    Same here. While returning home from a Georgia vacation I was stopped for doing 89 in a 70. I don’t live in Georgia and was unable to invest in the 18 hours of driving to go to court, so I paid the fine, just to get hit with this $200.00 notice today. I don’t believe in the law stealing from the public. I will never return to Georgia for any reason. So, please join me in my quest to BOYCOTT GEORGIA VACATIONS and take back some of the stollen money.

    *** BOYCOTT GEORGIA VACATIONS ***

    *** BOYCOTT GEORGIA VACATIONS ***

    *** BOYCOTT GEORGIA VACATIONS ***

    *** BOYCOTT GEORGIA VACATIONS ***

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  • #176596896

    mad@georgia
    Participant

    Same here. While returning home from a Georgia vacation I was stopped for doing 89 in a 70. I don’t live in Georgia and was unable to invest in the 18 hours of driving to go to court, so I paid the fine, just to get hit with this $200.00 notice today. I don’t believe in the law stealing from the public. I will never return to Georgia for any reason. So, please join me in my quest to BOYCOTT GEORGIA VACATIONS and take back some of the stollen money.

    *** BOYCOTT GEORGIA VACATIONS ***

    *** BOYCOTT GEORGIA VACATIONS ***

    *** BOYCOTT GEORGIA VACATIONS ***

    *** BOYCOTT GEORGIA VACATIONS ***

    *** BOYCOTT GEORGIA VACATIONS ***

  • #176591500

    Anonymous

    I received a citation in June in Douglasville, I-20 WB, and just got the notice earlier today(see above date). I do realize why they got so tough but at the same time, I feel this is wrong to pin on first time offenders such as myself. They should do this when people don’t get the idea after 2 or 3 times. Please add me to the list if you are still going through with the lawsuit.

    Nelson Finwall
    starseedx@live.com

    thank you.

  • #176596906

    onetrillionth
    Participant

    I received a citation in June in Douglasville, I-20 WB, and just got the notice earlier today(see above date). I do realize why they got so tough but at the same time, I feel this is wrong to pin on first time offenders such as myself. They should do this when people don’t get the idea after 2 or 3 times. Please add me to the list if you are still going through with the lawsuit.

    Nelson Finwall
    starseedx@live.com

    thank you.

  • #176591501

    Anonymous

    Please add me to your list of “super speeders” if you will be filing a class action lawsuit. My experience was identical to many above. On June 1st 2012, I was going through Georgia on Interstate 85. I was traveling with a pack of cars, I noticed police offers on the opposite of the Interstate and a few scattered on my side, we were all going approximately the same speed. As our pack of cars were driving along, I merged to the front after being behind two tractor trailers on both lanes for several miles and I had a screaming 10 month old and a 2 yr old also two arguing teens, I went in front of the tractor trailor on the left and the pack of cars followed suit and I merged to the slow lane on the two laned highway, I used my turning signal to turn to the lane,I passed the vehicle of an officer who was parked on the side of 85 in Brazelton, GA, he followed us, pulling me over for “speeding 80 mph in a 70”, but did not stop any of the other vehicles in the pack of cars I was with. I stated I was going with the flow of traffic and he did not respond. He did say “hello ladies” when he noticed my teenage son sitting in the front seat. He said he had me on radar,he asked if I knew the speed limit and how fast I was going,I told him no, I just wanted to get off the road to settle everyone, and I mentioned the two tractor trailors side by side,then asked him what else besides my license he needed and opened the glove compartment and told him him to get the paperwork himself, as I had did not know I had not had a ticket in over 5 years, I live in SC and people drive slower there, the limit is 65, but not like traffic in GA I felt I had to go the speed everyone was going since there are 2 lanes and they were long lines of cars,I told him I was not going to argue with him.I was visably shaking, confused, upset and tired. He said he did not know how much the ticket would be and that I would have to call the number on the ticket. By all means he definately DID NOT mention the super speeder ticket. He did however state that I did not have to come back to Georgia to pay the ticket after I asked him where I had to go and pay it becasue I was not from the town or the state, that I could call the number on the ticket and pay the fine. Again he did not mention the additional fee. When I called the number on the ticket, I was told they also accepted payments online because I did not need to apear again I was not told about the super speeder fee. I remember feeling relieved since I dont have family in SC or anyone to take off work so I could go to pay a ticket, so either way I did not have anyone to babysit my kids for me to drive to GA to fight a ticket. I paid my fine in good faith and a week later I recieved a notice in the mail for the super speeder fee. I feel they deliberately withheld information from me, as well as mainly targeted me because I was an out of state driver and therefore would not know the GA law, the limit, where to go what to do really, nor would I be interested in returning to court in that state. If I could go backI would have both my babies on my hip and state what I just typed so the judge could get idea of what I went through at the moment, Good luck to anyone who travels to this state, no matter what anyone says they have a quota… you & your friend & your loved ones, to me it seemed that its easier to get money that way for their state/county, then by earning it and solving unsolved crimes or catching REAL criminals.

  • #176596907

    what
    Participant

    Please add me to your list of “super speeders” if you will be filing a class action lawsuit. My experience was identical to many above. On June 1st 2012, I was going through Georgia on Interstate 85. I was traveling with a pack of cars, I noticed police offers on the opposite of the Interstate and a few scattered on my side, we were all going approximately the same speed. As our pack of cars were driving along, I merged to the front after being behind two tractor trailers on both lanes for several miles and I had a screaming 10 month old and a 2 yr old also two arguing teens, I went in front of the tractor trailor on the left and the pack of cars followed suit and I merged to the slow lane on the two laned highway, I used my turning signal to turn to the lane,I passed the vehicle of an officer who was parked on the side of 85 in Brazelton, GA, he followed us, pulling me over for “speeding 80 mph in a 70”, but did not stop any of the other vehicles in the pack of cars I was with. I stated I was going with the flow of traffic and he did not respond. He did say “hello ladies” when he noticed my teenage son sitting in the front seat. He said he had me on radar,he asked if I knew the speed limit and how fast I was going,I told him no, I just wanted to get off the road to settle everyone, and I mentioned the two tractor trailors side by side,then asked him what else besides my license he needed and opened the glove compartment and told him him to get the paperwork himself, as I had did not know I had not had a ticket in over 5 years, I live in SC and people drive slower there, the limit is 65, but not like traffic in GA I felt I had to go the speed everyone was going since there are 2 lanes and they were long lines of cars,I told him I was not going to argue with him.I was visably shaking, confused, upset and tired. He said he did not know how much the ticket would be and that I would have to call the number on the ticket. By all means he definately DID NOT mention the super speeder ticket. He did however state that I did not have to come back to Georgia to pay the ticket after I asked him where I had to go and pay it becasue I was not from the town or the state, that I could call the number on the ticket and pay the fine. Again he did not mention the additional fee. When I called the number on the ticket, I was told they also accepted payments online because I did not need to apear again I was not told about the super speeder fee. I remember feeling relieved since I dont have family in SC or anyone to take off work so I could go to pay a ticket, so either way I did not have anyone to babysit my kids for me to drive to GA to fight a ticket. I paid my fine in good faith and a week later I recieved a notice in the mail for the super speeder fee. I feel they deliberately withheld information from me, as well as mainly targeted me because I was an out of state driver and therefore would not know the GA law, the limit, where to go what to do really, nor would I be interested in returning to court in that state. If I could go backI would have both my babies on my hip and state what I just typed so the judge could get idea of what I went through at the moment, Good luck to anyone who travels to this state, no matter what anyone says they have a quota… you & your friend & your loved ones, to me it seemed that its easier to get money that way for their state/county, then by earning it and solving unsolved crimes or catching REAL criminals.

  • #176591505

    Anonymous

    My son just received his super speeder fee today in the mail.Paid the fine in August now he is getting this.Additional $200.00 that we do not have.Will join in with the class action law suit.Please contact by email.Thanks…….

  • #176596911

    Linda Coleman
    Participant

    My son just received his super speeder fee today in the mail.Paid the fine in August now he is getting this.Additional $200.00 that we do not have.Will join in with the class action law suit.Please contact by email.Thanks…….

  • #176591506

    Anonymous

    Wow…feel like I’ve read my own story over and over….I’m even from Florida like so many of you and according to Mr. cop…85mph. Please contact for any class action suits. Thanks.

  • #176596912

    cingui
    Participant

    Wow…feel like I’ve read my own story over and over….I’m even from Florida like so many of you and according to Mr. cop…85mph. Please contact for any class action suits. Thanks.

  • #176591512

    Anonymous

    yeah. A class action suits can do that and solve the problem.

  • #176596918

    jessicasmith
    Participant

    yeah. A class action suits can do that and solve the problem.

  • #176591516

    Anonymous

    I’m in too…same story here but the officer was a miserable old man. I hate being bullied into paying a fine thats NOT legal.

    chris-noel@cox.net

    Thanks!

  • #176596922

    chris-noel
    Participant

    I’m in too…same story here but the officer was a miserable old man. I hate being bullied into paying a fine thats NOT legal.

    chris-noel@cox.net

    Thanks!

  • #176591519

    Anonymous

    Same here. They got life f***ed up if they think i’m going to pay that bull.

    iloveshidabida@gmAIL.COM

    I’n down to fight this!

  • #176596925

    Shidabida
    Participant

    Same here. They got life f***ed up if they think i’m going to pay that bull.

    iloveshidabida@gmAIL.COM

    I’n down to fight this!

  • #176591520

    Anonymous

    It’s so pathetic that the state of georgia has been reduced to making money this way. Scamming people through some sort of legal loop hole, what a crock! I’m sure it happens in many different government institutions and it is way passed time to stand up for ourselves.
    I too am in the same boat with all of you. PLEASE let me know if a class action suit develops on this and add me to the list because this is ridiculous! The “OFFICIAL NOTICE” they sent me does not even have my correct Date of Birth or License# on it, so I cant pay the bill on the DDS website! The whole thing is just plain sketchy as hell, from start to finish! And from what I’ve read on this forum, it is happening a lot.
    mrjdivine1@yahoo.com

  • #176596926

    Lowcountry79
    Participant

    It’s so pathetic that the state of georgia has been reduced to making money this way. Scamming people through some sort of legal loop hole, what a crock! I’m sure it happens in many different government institutions and it is way passed time to stand up for ourselves.
    I too am in the same boat with all of you. PLEASE let me know if a class action suit develops on this and add me to the list because this is ridiculous! The “OFFICIAL NOTICE” they sent me does not even have my correct Date of Birth or License# on it, so I cant pay the bill on the DDS website! The whole thing is just plain sketchy as hell, from start to finish! And from what I’ve read on this forum, it is happening a lot.
    mrjdivine1@yahoo.com

  • #176591522

    Anonymous

    My neighbor had the same thing happen last month. We will definitely be filing a challenge to the case and request to remove it to the federal courts. When a person pleads guilty, a court must put the defendant on notice of the penalties. In other words, the plea must be “knowing and intelligent” to be constitutional. The federal court addressed this basic fundamental aspect in Apprendi v. New Jersey several years ago which involved a criminal case but noetheless the same underlying constitutional protections apply. You simply cannot increase the punishment to something the defendant was never informed of. In addition, the second aspect of the challenge we intend to file is a double jeopardy aspect whereas the person’s life, liberty or property is put in jeopardy again, after the guilty plea. Plan of filing the case within next 2 weeks.

  • #176596928

    KenB
    Participant

    My neighbor had the same thing happen last month. We will definitely be filing a challenge to the case and request to remove it to the federal courts. When a person pleads guilty, a court must put the defendant on notice of the penalties. In other words, the plea must be “knowing and intelligent” to be constitutional. The federal court addressed this basic fundamental aspect in Apprendi v. New Jersey several years ago which involved a criminal case but noetheless the same underlying constitutional protections apply. You simply cannot increase the punishment to something the defendant was never informed of. In addition, the second aspect of the challenge we intend to file is a double jeopardy aspect whereas the person’s life, liberty or property is put in jeopardy again, after the guilty plea. Plan of filing the case within next 2 weeks.

  • #176591525

    Anonymous

    Same story. Doing 83, wrote me for 85. Out of state so I just paid it. 3 months later get this bill for additional $200. Add me to the class action list please. Double indemnity is wrong.

  • #176596931

    Cnmahr1
    Participant

    Same story. Doing 83, wrote me for 85. Out of state so I just paid it. 3 months later get this bill for additional $200. Add me to the class action list please. Double indemnity is wrong.

  • #176591526

    Anonymous

    Add me to the list. It’s absolutely a scam. I knew I was over 80 mph, but it could be 83 or 84.He said 85, and I accepted it without even worrying about plus or minus 1 or 2 miles. Now that extra mile is giving me most honorable “Super Speeder” award with $200 cash bonus…I honor the speeding fine, but this SS..That’s a scam. That’s the worst way to collect money. The officer didn’t even ask for my insurance info. He didn’t say anything about ticket fine or this honorable award..From stopping me to issuing ticket..everything was done in 10 minutes…YES just 10 minutes..He was a SUPER SPEEDER ticket issuer..He was in such hurry..I had to call him and stop to answer my question..They were just stopping people left and right..Within 1 mile I saw 6 cars pulled over including mine..That poor county was TIFT.. I will never contribute or invest in Georgia. I will never stop by or buy anything from GA. Will wait until I reach Carolinas or Florida before buying anything. If they think its a fun way to cheat and collect money then we will show them our way to trash their economy.

    And for the record, I have very good driving record. It was one off incident. I even told that to the cop, but he was in hurry..

    Kamal
    Titusville, FL

    komsi.mba@gmail.com

  • #176596932

    komsi
    Participant

    Add me to the list. It’s absolutely a scam. I knew I was over 80 mph, but it could be 83 or 84.He said 85, and I accepted it without even worrying about plus or minus 1 or 2 miles. Now that extra mile is giving me most honorable “Super Speeder” award with $200 cash bonus…I honor the speeding fine, but this SS..That’s a scam. That’s the worst way to collect money. The officer didn’t even ask for my insurance info. He didn’t say anything about ticket fine or this honorable award..From stopping me to issuing ticket..everything was done in 10 minutes…YES just 10 minutes..He was a SUPER SPEEDER ticket issuer..He was in such hurry..I had to call him and stop to answer my question..They were just stopping people left and right..Within 1 mile I saw 6 cars pulled over including mine..That poor county was TIFT.. I will never contribute or invest in Georgia. I will never stop by or buy anything from GA. Will wait until I reach Carolinas or Florida before buying anything. If they think its a fun way to cheat and collect money then we will show them our way to trash their economy.

    And for the record, I have very good driving record. It was one off incident. I even told that to the cop, but he was in hurry..

    Kamal
    Titusville, FL

    komsi.mba@gmail.com

  • #176591527

    Anonymous

    On July 14, 2012 I was pulled over in Darien, Georgia in McIntosh County for speeding and supposedly I was doing 85 in a 70 on a 4 lane highway. I admit I was speeding but I was with the flow of traffic but because I had out of state tags and In a Cadillac Escalade with a British Flag tag on it the cop pulled me out of the bunch. The cops name was Officer Duck of the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department. I went to court in September to see what the judge could do for me and because I did not have the money to pay for the ticket they charged me $304 for the ticket plus they put me on probation which is something that I have never heard of and probation costs are $44 a month and I have to call every single week and check in with my probation officer like a common criminal. The judge at the time was a Retired Supreme Court Judge who was substituting while they looked for a new judge because the Judge was fired for an “unknown” reason. The judge told me that I DID NOT qualify for the super speeder ticket because the “law” was 20 mph over the speed limit. I recieved a letter on 10/15/2012 stating that I was found guilty of the super speeder law and I had to pay a $200 fine to the Georgia DMV by 02/06/2013 or my license will be suspended. I called the Georgia DMV and was inquiring about why I received this letter and the woman whom I spoke to said that iit was because I was doing more than 80 mph on any road in Georgia when the letter clearly states that i was doing at least 85 mph on any road/highway. So that right there clearly states that NOBODY in Georgia actually knows the exact law. Not the Judges, not the DA, and not the DMV. This to me seems like it is double jeopardy and that is unconstitutional and illegal. It is taking money from the poor and putting it into the hands of the rich. I am highly upset about this injustice about it. I have a clean driving record with no points taken off my license and I feel that this injustice of a law is ridiculous and unjust. I could understand it for someone who has a severely bad driving record. I have contacted the news in my local state, in Darien, Georgia, and In McIntosh County. So at the end of all of this I will be paying out $768 for the ticket and probation plus the $200 “super speeder” ticket which brings my total for a 15 mph speeding ticket to $968 plus some change. I believe the crooked judges of Georgia use some of that money to pay off their BMW’s, Lexus, Mercedez Benz, and Range Rovers. This all reminds me of that song sung by Reba McEntire “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” where the judge has blood stains on his hands.

    If there is a class action lawsuit I would be more than glad to be apart of it.

    Thanks
    Michael
    Greenville, South Carolina

    MSReardon5@ymail.com

  • #176596933

    msreardon5
    Participant

    On July 14, 2012 I was pulled over in Darien, Georgia in McIntosh County for speeding and supposedly I was doing 85 in a 70 on a 4 lane highway. I admit I was speeding but I was with the flow of traffic but because I had out of state tags and In a Cadillac Escalade with a British Flag tag on it the cop pulled me out of the bunch. The cops name was Officer Duck of the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department. I went to court in September to see what the judge could do for me and because I did not have the money to pay for the ticket they charged me $304 for the ticket plus they put me on probation which is something that I have never heard of and probation costs are $44 a month and I have to call every single week and check in with my probation officer like a common criminal. The judge at the time was a Retired Supreme Court Judge who was substituting while they looked for a new judge because the Judge was fired for an “unknown” reason. The judge told me that I DID NOT qualify for the super speeder ticket because the “law” was 20 mph over the speed limit. I recieved a letter on 10/15/2012 stating that I was found guilty of the super speeder law and I had to pay a $200 fine to the Georgia DMV by 02/06/2013 or my license will be suspended. I called the Georgia DMV and was inquiring about why I received this letter and the woman whom I spoke to said that iit was because I was doing more than 80 mph on any road in Georgia when the letter clearly states that i was doing at least 85 mph on any road/highway. So that right there clearly states that NOBODY in Georgia actually knows the exact law. Not the Judges, not the DA, and not the DMV. This to me seems like it is double jeopardy and that is unconstitutional and illegal. It is taking money from the poor and putting it into the hands of the rich. I am highly upset about this injustice about it. I have a clean driving record with no points taken off my license and I feel that this injustice of a law is ridiculous and unjust. I could understand it for someone who has a severely bad driving record. I have contacted the news in my local state, in Darien, Georgia, and In McIntosh County. So at the end of all of this I will be paying out $768 for the ticket and probation plus the $200 “super speeder” ticket which brings my total for a 15 mph speeding ticket to $968 plus some change. I believe the crooked judges of Georgia use some of that money to pay off their BMW’s, Lexus, Mercedez Benz, and Range Rovers. This all reminds me of that song sung by Reba McEntire “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” where the judge has blood stains on his hands.

    If there is a class action lawsuit I would be more than glad to be apart of it.

    Thanks
    Michael
    Greenville, South Carolina

    MSReardon5@ymail.com

  • #176591529

    Anonymous

    I’m new to this thread and happened to find it in my search for answers to the absurdity to the Super Speeder notification I received today. I don’t even live in Georgia and find it appalling that they would try to extort money from me. As M12221 stated, I had almost the exact situation. Is this how our country is run now? I used to think (when I was younger, of course) that speeding laws were put in place for safety reasons. Obviously this is not the case. I also would be more than glad to be a part of a lawsuit if one should come about.

    Colin McNutt
    USAF Veteran and concerned citizen
    Muncie, IN

  • #176596935

    Walkentall
    Participant

    I’m new to this thread and happened to find it in my search for answers to the absurdity to the Super Speeder notification I received today. I don’t even live in Georgia and find it appalling that they would try to extort money from me. As M12221 stated, I had almost the exact situation. Is this how our country is run now? I used to think (when I was younger, of course) that speeding laws were put in place for safety reasons. Obviously this is not the case. I also would be more than glad to be a part of a lawsuit if one should come about.

    Colin McNutt
    USAF Veteran and concerned citizen
    Muncie, IN

  • #176591533

    Anonymous

    This is ridiculous. I received a ticket I believe March 20, 2012 driving to Miami from Charlotte, NC after a job interview. I was going 87 on I-95 without a car in sight. Perfect day.

    I received the ticket, and I started hearing rumors about some sort of super speeder thing in Georgia so I began to google. I then called the Court House to ask about this Super Speeder law and if I was in that classifation and they told me “No I am not a super speeder and if I was, I would’ve been notified already.” So we chuckled on the phone and I paid the $90 ticket.

    I then move to Charlotte 2 months later and I receive a letter in the mail from my old residence with this super speeder $200 fine. I have until Nov 1 to pay the ticket or my license get’s suspended. WHAT?! This makes no sense. I was blatantly lied to and wasn’t given a single thing about a “super speeder” at the time of the ticket. Don’t you think this is something that BY LAW you must disclose?

    If there’s a class action suit, count me in.

    josemata.nc@gmail.com

  • #176596939

    JoseMata
    Participant

    This is ridiculous. I received a ticket I believe March 20, 2012 driving to Miami from Charlotte, NC after a job interview. I was going 87 on I-95 without a car in sight. Perfect day.

    I received the ticket, and I started hearing rumors about some sort of super speeder thing in Georgia so I began to google. I then called the Court House to ask about this Super Speeder law and if I was in that classifation and they told me “No I am not a super speeder and if I was, I would’ve been notified already.” So we chuckled on the phone and I paid the $90 ticket.

    I then move to Charlotte 2 months later and I receive a letter in the mail from my old residence with this super speeder $200 fine. I have until Nov 1 to pay the ticket or my license get’s suspended. WHAT?! This makes no sense. I was blatantly lied to and wasn’t given a single thing about a “super speeder” at the time of the ticket. Don’t you think this is something that BY LAW you must disclose?

    If there’s a class action suit, count me in.

    josemata.nc@gmail.com

  • #176591535

    Anonymous

    I’m so mad! I’ve read everything above and also would like to be added to class action suit. Same story. I was speeding and I paid my ticket which they said was late so ended up paying another fee. Then got SS ticket in the mail and it’s due Dec ?? and I can’t pay it and don’t know what to do. I wanted to fight it but didn’t know even where to begin. Should I try to set up payment plan if they will even let me. Please keep me posted.
    Thank you!

    Dana
    Tennessee

    djjaz@netzero.net

  • #176596941

    djjaz23
    Participant

    I’m so mad! I’ve read everything above and also would like to be added to class action suit. Same story. I was speeding and I paid my ticket which they said was late so ended up paying another fee. Then got SS ticket in the mail and it’s due Dec ?? and I can’t pay it and don’t know what to do. I wanted to fight it but didn’t know even where to begin. Should I try to set up payment plan if they will even let me. Please keep me posted.
    Thank you!

    Dana
    Tennessee

    djjaz@netzero.net

  • #176591536

    Anonymous

    My story is the same as most everyone else here so won’t be redundant. My question is this….got SS notice, and when I went online to pay, discovered the license # was not mine…..so I didn’t pay it yet. Yesterday got a notice saying my GA drivers license was suspended and once again had an incorrect DL number on it……I don’t have a GA DL (I live in TN). So is my TN license suspended? If not….I’m not paying the SS since I will never ever live in the crappy state of GA. Any info would be appreciated….

  • #176596942

    Kp1957
    Participant

    My story is the same as most everyone else here so won’t be redundant. My question is this….got SS notice, and when I went online to pay, discovered the license # was not mine…..so I didn’t pay it yet. Yesterday got a notice saying my GA drivers license was suspended and once again had an incorrect DL number on it……I don’t have a GA DL (I live in TN). So is my TN license suspended? If not….I’m not paying the SS since I will never ever live in the crappy state of GA. Any info would be appreciated….

  • #176591537

    Anonymous

    Count me in….
    Ashley McAlpine
    Email: ash.mcalpine@gmail.com

  • #176596943

    ash.lee.87
    Participant

    Count me in….
    Ashley McAlpine
    Email: ash.mcalpine@gmail.com

  • #176591539

    Anonymous

    SSDD. ADD ME TO THE CLASS ACTION PLS. LAB0506@YAHOO
    DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON HOW THIS EFFECTS YOUR INSURACE RATES?. IVE HEARD RUMORS IT TRIPLES OR MORE WITH THIS RECKLESS DRIVING CHARGE IN FL. HELP!!

  • #176596945

    LAB
    Participant

    SSDD. ADD ME TO THE CLASS ACTION PLS. LAB0506@YAHOO
    DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON HOW THIS EFFECTS YOUR INSURACE RATES?. IVE HEARD RUMORS IT TRIPLES OR MORE WITH THIS RECKLESS DRIVING CHARGE IN FL. HELP!!

  • #176591543

    Anonymous

    Okay, how do we get this suit into action? I’m a single parent and underpaid school teacher! I thought after I paid the ticket I was done with TIFTON COUNTY! MY license is suspended at this point and I don’t have any additional funds to give away. This cannot be legal. Someone help and get the ball rolling PLEASE!!! I’m in!!!!

  • #176596949

    mggarrett
    Participant

    Okay, how do we get this suit into action? I’m a single parent and underpaid school teacher! I thought after I paid the ticket I was done with TIFTON COUNTY! MY license is suspended at this point and I don’t have any additional funds to give away. This cannot be legal. Someone help and get the ball rolling PLEASE!!! I’m in!!!!

  • #176591547

    Anonymous

    Apparently going to be in the same situation as everybody on here after a little bit of research I have done tonight. I’m from Washington state on vacation, traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga tonight (11/1/12) in a rental car. Part of the drive crosses the Georgia state line. Bet you guessed, 85 in a 65. Yes I was going 80-82 and deserved a ticket, not arguing that one bit. When he said 85, I told him that I thought his radar might be of a little but didn’t argue with him having not any idea (YET) about this scam. At this point I’m assuming I’m going to be in the “super speeder scam” act, and receive an additional fine and some point, the part I’m NOT ok with.

    Brock Redinger

    brockredinger@gmail.com

  • #176596953

    DH2020
    Participant

    Apparently going to be in the same situation as everybody on here after a little bit of research I have done tonight. I’m from Washington state on vacation, traveling from Nashville to Chattanooga tonight (11/1/12) in a rental car. Part of the drive crosses the Georgia state line. Bet you guessed, 85 in a 65. Yes I was going 80-82 and deserved a ticket, not arguing that one bit. When he said 85, I told him that I thought his radar might be of a little but didn’t argue with him having not any idea (YET) about this scam. At this point I’m assuming I’m going to be in the “super speeder scam” act, and receive an additional fine and some point, the part I’m NOT ok with.

    Brock Redinger

    brockredinger@gmail.com

  • #176591548

    Anonymous

    Dear M12221& all others on this list,

    The exact same thing happened to me. I was caught speeding 19 miles over the speed limit in Turner County over 2 months ago. The police officer that pulled me over was polite and swift. He took my license and did not even ask me for my insurance or registration. He came back with the ticket and when I asked him how much it would be he told me that I had to wait to call in the court house as they would provide that information to me. So the next day I called and they informed me it would be $422. Though I was appauled by this news I new I was guilty and paid the ticket (though I did find the amount unreasonable but non the less I was guilty). Yesterday November 1st I received another ticket in the mail from DDS of Georgia with an extra $200 that I will have to pay if not my license will be suspended.

    I re-read my original ticket and NO WHERE does it say that I may be liable for any other fees or penalties from the state of Georgia. It does not mention anything about a “Super Speeder” fee or fine on the ticket (even in the tiny wording). Apparently the law was passed in July 2012. If the officer would have informed me that there would be an extra fee of $200 I would have hired a lawyer to deal with this since the lawyer would only cost me $300. But since I paid the ticket I now have no recourse. I believe they waited until my payment came in for the original ticket to send me the “Super Speeder” fee because they know that if they send them both out it would end up costing them more legal fees with courts and lawyers so I do believe this if very calculated.

    I am all for a “Class Action Suit” I just have no idea how to proceed.

    I do believe agencies are desperate for money and are trying to collect revenew…by any means neccessary!

  • #176596954

    jas1989
    Participant

    Dear M12221& all others on this list,

    The exact same thing happened to me. I was caught speeding 19 miles over the speed limit in Turner County over 2 months ago. The police officer that pulled me over was polite and swift. He took my license and did not even ask me for my insurance or registration. He came back with the ticket and when I asked him how much it would be he told me that I had to wait to call in the court house as they would provide that information to me. So the next day I called and they informed me it would be $422. Though I was appauled by this news I new I was guilty and paid the ticket (though I did find the amount unreasonable but non the less I was guilty). Yesterday November 1st I received another ticket in the mail from DDS of Georgia with an extra $200 that I will have to pay if not my license will be suspended.

    I re-read my original ticket and NO WHERE does it say that I may be liable for any other fees or penalties from the state of Georgia. It does not mention anything about a “Super Speeder” fee or fine on the ticket (even in the tiny wording). Apparently the law was passed in July 2012. If the officer would have informed me that there would be an extra fee of $200 I would have hired a lawyer to deal with this since the lawyer would only cost me $300. But since I paid the ticket I now have no recourse. I believe they waited until my payment came in for the original ticket to send me the “Super Speeder” fee because they know that if they send them both out it would end up costing them more legal fees with courts and lawyers so I do believe this if very calculated.

    I am all for a “Class Action Suit” I just have no idea how to proceed.

    I do believe agencies are desperate for money and are trying to collect revenew…by any means neccessary!

  • #176591554

    Anonymous

    I had the same experience. Leaving Florida in June of this year got a speeding ticket. Like most of you the officer was very polite. Since I live in Illinois there is no way I’m driving all the way back for a court appointment when I was speeding. What I don’t understand is why I have to call to get itcket amount and Why the Hell do I have to PAY an extra $200 for a fine I didn’t know anything about. Why does it come 3 months after the FACT. To say the least I am highly pissed off. So much for SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY. If ur serious about class action please include me!

    E. Wilson
    eakwilson@gmail.com

  • #176596960

    ewilson
    Participant

    I had the same experience. Leaving Florida in June of this year got a speeding ticket. Like most of you the officer was very polite. Since I live in Illinois there is no way I’m driving all the way back for a court appointment when I was speeding. What I don’t understand is why I have to call to get itcket amount and Why the Hell do I have to PAY an extra $200 for a fine I didn’t know anything about. Why does it come 3 months after the FACT. To say the least I am highly pissed off. So much for SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY. If ur serious about class action please include me!

    E. Wilson
    eakwilson@gmail.com

  • #176591555

    Anonymous

    Please add me to the class action law suit if one happens. Derick Stone derick.stone@gmail.com. I agree the double fines are outrageous.

  • #176596961

    Dstone
    Participant

    Please add me to the class action law suit if one happens. Derick Stone derick.stone@gmail.com. I agree the double fines are outrageous.

  • #176591558

    Anonymous

    I am in the same situation, it does not seem fair. How is it legal that the trooper does not have to notify you of the additional costs included in the super speeder fines? Also to receive the second notice 3 months later?

    Does any know what happened with the letter that was sent to the attorney general? Or the class action law suit? I would like to be counted in.

    I will never visit georgia again!

    Katherine.fowler42@yahoo.com

  • #176596964

    kfowler43
    Participant

    I am in the same situation, it does not seem fair. How is it legal that the trooper does not have to notify you of the additional costs included in the super speeder fines? Also to receive the second notice 3 months later?

    Does any know what happened with the letter that was sent to the attorney general? Or the class action law suit? I would like to be counted in.

    I will never visit georgia again!

    Katherine.fowler42@yahoo.com

  • #176591559

    Anonymous

    I live in GA and I was pulled over doing 87 in a 70. I payed the fine and was shocked when I received the super speeder fine in the mail. I must admit that am no stranger to speeding tickets and when I am in the wrong I will pay the fine, but to get hit with another $200 fine is crazy to me. I honestly waited to the very end before they suspended my license to pay the fine, because it made me sick to have to give GA another $200.

  • #176596965

    ra10572
    Participant

    I live in GA and I was pulled over doing 87 in a 70. I payed the fine and was shocked when I received the super speeder fine in the mail. I must admit that am no stranger to speeding tickets and when I am in the wrong I will pay the fine, but to get hit with another $200 fine is crazy to me. I honestly waited to the very end before they suspended my license to pay the fine, because it made me sick to have to give GA another $200.

  • #176591564

    Anonymous

    On 16 May, 2012, we were traveling from Tennessee to Florida on Georgia Hiway 19 near mile marker 22 with my wife at the wheel, when, with another vehicle, were pulled over for speeding. The officer, named Carswell, claimed that he couldn’t tell which of us was traveling at 85 mph, but decided to let the other driver go (was going around 75 when we pulled up behind them). The GHP patrolman decided to let the other driver go and detained us, and DID inform us of the “Super-Speeder” law. He said he usually gives drivers a up to 75 (it was a 55 mph zone). BTW, the other vehicle had a Georgia license tag. This seemed discriminatory to me, as the other driver was apparently a “local yokel” he knew.

    Yes, we were in a hurry, but my wife rarely speeds. This would have been a first offense, but that apparently isn’t so in Georgia.

    We paid the speeding fine and, as did everyone else on this topic, received the notice of the super-speeder addition.

    We would also like to join the class action should anyone like to proceed. It seems sort of like double-jeopardy. And how should it apply to Florida residents. How far could Georgia go when we are not residents there?

  • #176596970

    drdrfaulkner
    Participant

    On 16 May, 2012, we were traveling from Tennessee to Florida on Georgia Hiway 19 near mile marker 22 with my wife at the wheel, when, with another vehicle, were pulled over for speeding. The officer, named Carswell, claimed that he couldn’t tell which of us was traveling at 85 mph, but decided to let the other driver go (was going around 75 when we pulled up behind them). The GHP patrolman decided to let the other driver go and detained us, and DID inform us of the “Super-Speeder” law. He said he usually gives drivers a up to 75 (it was a 55 mph zone). BTW, the other vehicle had a Georgia license tag. This seemed discriminatory to me, as the other driver was apparently a “local yokel” he knew.

    Yes, we were in a hurry, but my wife rarely speeds. This would have been a first offense, but that apparently isn’t so in Georgia.

    We paid the speeding fine and, as did everyone else on this topic, received the notice of the super-speeder addition.

    We would also like to join the class action should anyone like to proceed. It seems sort of like double-jeopardy. And how should it apply to Florida residents. How far could Georgia go when we are not residents there?

  • #176591566

    Anonymous

    Ticketed in Georgia on Nov 2 in kingsland, run 87 but clocked for 90, this is my first ticket, so i dont want to argue with the evil polite cop, I don’t like being “surprised” in 3 month by super speeder letters, I commit I guilty, but this add fines is too much. Put me in on the class action list.

  • #176596972

    Leonadi629
    Participant

    Ticketed in Georgia on Nov 2 in kingsland, run 87 but clocked for 90, this is my first ticket, so i dont want to argue with the evil polite cop, I don’t like being “surprised” in 3 month by super speeder letters, I commit I guilty, but this add fines is too much. Put me in on the class action list.

  • #176591572

    Anonymous

    You have got to be kidding me! This is real? I was talking to some family members today at Thanksgiving dinner and (btw they are cops) I overheard something about this and started freaking out because I was pulled over and cited for speeding back in 2010. I was angry because the speed limit was 70 and I had my cruise set at 75, so ok I was speeding. But the cop wrote me up for 86 mph. I like most of you asked how much and w told to call the number on the ticket, so when I got home I called and was told it was to early and to call back in a few days. I waited, called and was told to send $240.00 and that was it. I live in FL so going back to GA to fight the stupid ticket was not an option so I sent the money and put it behind me. Just like all of you I received a post card or something in the mail about a super speeder fine months later, ha just like the piles of other junk mail I get trying to scam me out of money I chucked it in the trash and never gave it a second thought until today when I had the butt puckering discovery that it was real…… They ran my DL and my FL drivers license is valid so now I don’t know what to do. Do I call them and kick the ant pile or just let my wife drive the next time we go through GA. Either way count me in on the suit because I think it is not only unfair to double dip but to not have been told about it at the time of the infraction or when calling the clerk of courts is ridiculous.

    Roger Harding
    Rharding@jaxautolink.com

  • #176596978

    Rharding
    Participant

    You have got to be kidding me! This is real? I was talking to some family members today at Thanksgiving dinner and (btw they are cops) I overheard something about this and started freaking out because I was pulled over and cited for speeding back in 2010. I was angry because the speed limit was 70 and I had my cruise set at 75, so ok I was speeding. But the cop wrote me up for 86 mph. I like most of you asked how much and w told to call the number on the ticket, so when I got home I called and was told it was to early and to call back in a few days. I waited, called and was told to send $240.00 and that was it. I live in FL so going back to GA to fight the stupid ticket was not an option so I sent the money and put it behind me. Just like all of you I received a post card or something in the mail about a super speeder fine months later, ha just like the piles of other junk mail I get trying to scam me out of money I chucked it in the trash and never gave it a second thought until today when I had the butt puckering discovery that it was real…… They ran my DL and my FL drivers license is valid so now I don’t know what to do. Do I call them and kick the ant pile or just let my wife drive the next time we go through GA. Either way count me in on the suit because I think it is not only unfair to double dip but to not have been told about it at the time of the infraction or when calling the clerk of courts is ridiculous.

    Roger Harding
    Rharding@jaxautolink.com

  • #176591573

    Anonymous

    I see many of you consider this Super Speeder law unconstitutional. I too believe it is. I’m going a little off topic here, but feel I should. Our Constitution is being ignored by nearly all government, state and federal. Laws are being passed that clearly violate our most sacred document. I ask all of you to look inot the Libertarian or the Constitution party for candidate the next time you vote for local, state and federal offices. Unless we vote in people that will actually stand up for OUR rights, we are going to lose them. Our governemt is changing into a totalitarin regime. This move has been ongoing for many years and all through those years we have been losing more and more of our rights and freedoms. Spend some time looking into this, please don’t just take my word for it. I want you to see for yourselves what I am talking about. You have tasted a tiny bit of it with this Super Speeder law, but it goes much deeper and far worse than this ‘extra’ fine stuck to you behind your back.

    I hope you the best with your class action suit. I mostly hope this opens your eyes to what is taking place in government and you get involved in correcting this by only supporting people that stand for the constitution. Don’t pay any attention to the mainstream media, look up the truth on the net and read some of the terrible laws that have been passed in recent years that WILL effect us all in time. The move is slow as to not set off alarms with the masses. Those of us that have researched this know what is happening, but sadly too few of us have taken the time to dig up the truth. It isn’t actually hidden, but they are not waving banners with them on it. You can find the facts straight from government websites, so please dont dismiss this as some crazy conspiracy theory.

  • #176596979

    3yrIID
    Participant

    I see many of you consider this Super Speeder law unconstitutional. I too believe it is. I’m going a little off topic here, but feel I should. Our Constitution is being ignored by nearly all government, state and federal. Laws are being passed that clearly violate our most sacred document. I ask all of you to look inot the Libertarian or the Constitution party for candidate the next time you vote for local, state and federal offices. Unless we vote in people that will actually stand up for OUR rights, we are going to lose them. Our governemt is changing into a totalitarin regime. This move has been ongoing for many years and all through those years we have been losing more and more of our rights and freedoms. Spend some time looking into this, please don’t just take my word for it. I want you to see for yourselves what I am talking about. You have tasted a tiny bit of it with this Super Speeder law, but it goes much deeper and far worse than this ‘extra’ fine stuck to you behind your back.

    I hope you the best with your class action suit. I mostly hope this opens your eyes to what is taking place in government and you get involved in correcting this by only supporting people that stand for the constitution. Don’t pay any attention to the mainstream media, look up the truth on the net and read some of the terrible laws that have been passed in recent years that WILL effect us all in time. The move is slow as to not set off alarms with the masses. Those of us that have researched this know what is happening, but sadly too few of us have taken the time to dig up the truth. It isn’t actually hidden, but they are not waving banners with them on it. You can find the facts straight from government websites, so please dont dismiss this as some crazy conspiracy theory.

  • #176591583

    Anonymous

    Please add me to your list. Recently received a “Super Speeder” bill and I am beyond pissed off.

    Pete Krause
    Email: ride110679@aol.com

  • #176596989

    djtaeo
    Participant

    Please add me to your list. Recently received a “Super Speeder” bill and I am beyond pissed off.

    Pete Krause
    Email: ride110679@aol.com

  • #176591584

    Anonymous

    This happened to me as well. I was driving back to my hometown (Gainesville, Florida) from my summer job in Beaufort, NC. The drive was a total of 10 hours and when I was pulled over it was hour 8 and I was going with the flow of traffic.. I was just the unlucky one to get pulled over. At first the officer seemed very polite and I thought I may be cut some slack due to my long drive. Once I handed over my license and he read my name (my name is spanish and I am hispanic), his attitude changed completely. I got stuck with a speeding ticket not knowing that I would get an additional $200 fee 3 months later. I am a college student and the speeding ticket was hard enough to pay.

    I understand the speeding ticket but that additional SS fee makes no sense to me and it’s basically abuse as they threaten to suspend your license.

  • #176596990

    npineros
    Participant

    This happened to me as well. I was driving back to my hometown (Gainesville, Florida) from my summer job in Beaufort, NC. The drive was a total of 10 hours and when I was pulled over it was hour 8 and I was going with the flow of traffic.. I was just the unlucky one to get pulled over. At first the officer seemed very polite and I thought I may be cut some slack due to my long drive. Once I handed over my license and he read my name (my name is spanish and I am hispanic), his attitude changed completely. I got stuck with a speeding ticket not knowing that I would get an additional $200 fee 3 months later. I am a college student and the speeding ticket was hard enough to pay.

    I understand the speeding ticket but that additional SS fee makes no sense to me and it’s basically abuse as they threaten to suspend your license.

  • #176591585

    Anonymous

    Mcintosh county

  • #176596991

    npineros
    Participant

    Mcintosh county

  • #176596992

    Shuneyb
    Participant

    Driving home from South Carolina on Thanksgiving weekend (2012) we were stopped in Ashburn Ga, by a young smart mouth officer. Yes we were speeding, I know no excuse but I just called the number to find out the amount and I fell out of my chair, $555.00!!!!!!!!!
    That is unreal, I live in South Florida so of course I wont return to Ga. Has anyone hired a lawyer to fight these tickets or to be reduced? If so, a referral would be great.
    Please add me to the class action law suit if one happens shuneyb@aol.com
    Sonja B

  • #176591586

    Anonymous

    Driving home from South Carolina on Thanksgiving weekend (2012) we were stopped in Ashburn Ga, by a young smart mouth officer. Yes we were speeding, I know no excuse but I just called the number to find out the amount and I fell out of my chair, $555.00!!!!!!!!!
    That is unreal, I live in South Florida so of course I wont return to Ga. Has anyone hired a lawyer to fight these tickets or to be reduced? If so, a referral would be great.
    Please add me to the class action law suit if one happens shuneyb@aol.com
    Sonja B

  • #176597003

    illinidrake
    Participant

    I would love to participate in a class action suit!! I was driving home to Illinois from Florida and had my cruise control set at 80 in the 70 mph zone and I was travelling at the pace of other traffic when I was pulled over in Tift County. I admitted I was speeding to the officer but was shocked when he reported on my ticket that I was clocked at 91. I argued that both my cruise control as well as my Garmin GPS showed my speed to be 80 but his response was that those devices could be malfunctioning. My ticket is even marked that the traffic was heavy at the time which would make it difficult for anyone to be going 91. I asked the officer how much my fine would be and he claimed he did not know but gave me a phone number and told me to call it in a day or two as my ticket should be processed by then and someone would be able to tell me then what the fine would be. Two days later, after I was home in Illinois, I called the number I was given to find that it was an automated message telling me to go to http://www.tiftcounty.org to see what my fine was…something I did not have to wait 2 days to do!! Once on the website, I was shocked to learn that my fine was $700.00 plus another $200.00 to the State of Georgia for their Super Speeder Fine, but that if my ticket had been written for the 80 mph that I know I was going, it would have only been $245.00! I truly believe these troopers have been trained to look for out of state plates on vehicles that are speeding and then told to write tickets for 90+ MPH so that they can make more money. People like me will pull over and admit guilt (we were speeding) and not know what our fines are until we get home (the officers supposedly don’t know), and they know in most cases we won’t spend the time or money to try and go back down to Georgia to fight the ticket. It is wrong!! I was wrong for going 10 mph over the speed limit, yes, but they are wrong for extorting $655.00 from me that they don’t deserve! Please include me on any law suit!!!

    Heather Drake
    illinidrake@comcast.net

  • #176591597

    Anonymous

    I would love to participate in a class action suit!! I was driving home to Illinois from Florida and had my cruise control set at 80 in the 70 mph zone and I was travelling at the pace of other traffic when I was pulled over in Tift County. I admitted I was speeding to the officer but was shocked when he reported on my ticket that I was clocked at 91. I argued that both my cruise control as well as my Garmin GPS showed my speed to be 80 but his response was that those devices could be malfunctioning. My ticket is even marked that the traffic was heavy at the time which would make it difficult for anyone to be going 91. I asked the officer how much my fine would be and he claimed he did not know but gave me a phone number and told me to call it in a day or two as my ticket should be processed by then and someone would be able to tell me then what the fine would be. Two days later, after I was home in Illinois, I called the number I was given to find that it was an automated message telling me to go to http://www.tiftcounty.org to see what my fine was…something I did not have to wait 2 days to do!! Once on the website, I was shocked to learn that my fine was $700.00 plus another $200.00 to the State of Georgia for their Super Speeder Fine, but that if my ticket had been written for the 80 mph that I know I was going, it would have only been $245.00! I truly believe these troopers have been trained to look for out of state plates on vehicles that are speeding and then told to write tickets for 90+ MPH so that they can make more money. People like me will pull over and admit guilt (we were speeding) and not know what our fines are until we get home (the officers supposedly don’t know), and they know in most cases we won’t spend the time or money to try and go back down to Georgia to fight the ticket. It is wrong!! I was wrong for going 10 mph over the speed limit, yes, but they are wrong for extorting $655.00 from me that they don’t deserve! Please include me on any law suit!!!

    Heather Drake
    illinidrake@comcast.net

  • #176597005

    Bumblebee610
    Participant

    Gee after reading this website how is what they are doing in Georgia legal. We were traveling home on November 23rd from visiting family in Florida. Yes everybody was going over the 70 mile speed limit. We were travleling around 76 miles per hour keeping up with traffice and could clearly see the officier ahead in the middle of the road. He was out of his car and it was a clear day so why would anybody in their right mind be speeding past him. There were cars all around us in front and in back yet when we drove past him, he retuned to his car and pulled us over. We have a Pennsylvania plate. Yes we were going 6 miles over the speed limit so rightfully any one of us could have been pulled over. Unfortunately it was us. What really is the mind blower is that he said he clocked us going 86 milers per hour, exactly 10 miles over what we believe we were doing. We asked him what the fine was and he said he didn’t know we would have to call. I’ve been calling since we returned home and checking the website and the citation isn’t found. So I started to try some other searches just to get an idea of how much the ticket might cost and am shocked to hear how many people have issues with tickets in the state of Georgia. I think we all know that the flow of traffie on I-95 is normally always going over the 70 miler per hour speed limit and that any one of us could be pulled over. But I agree that this state is truly robbing people with this “SUPER SPEEDER” addition fine. Which I knew nothing about until reading all the sites. Ironically the officer said he clocked us at 86 which is 1 over the 85 and now constitutes us as a “SUPER SPEEDER” . So I assume that once we find out what the citation is going to cost we will then receive another ticket by mail for the ‘SUPER SPEEDER” fine. I believe the officer is very aware of what it takes to label somebody a “SUPER SPEEDER”. What a shame they can say you are driving faster than you really are then rape you in fines, all because they know most people traveling on I-95 are either vacationing or on business and don’t live around the area and will not be able to return to traffic court to fight the fine, and would it really do any good. Also amazing that the officer can’t give you any idea as to how much the fine is but can clearly tell you when your court date is if you want to fight the citation. I still have no idea how much the citation itself is going to cost us. I don’t think anybody on this site has a problem paying their speeding tickets, again it could have been a million other drivers, but why does the state of Georgia have to rape out of towners, which I believe is also why we were pulled over. I can tell you that Georgia is one place I would never consider moving to and I’ll make sure if ever traveling throught there again, to make sure I have a full tank of gas and do my best to not patron any place in the state of Georgia for anything. I don’t know how they train their officers but I don’t know how the one that gave us the ticket can sleep at night. I believe he wasn’t trueful on the speed we were going. Fortunately I believe in Carma so what goes around will surely come around. Please add me to any list in a class action lawsuit as there was no way we were traveling at 86 miles and hour. glrymomt@verizon.net

  • #176591599

    Anonymous

    Gee after reading this website how is what they are doing in Georgia legal. We were traveling home on November 23rd from visiting family in Florida. Yes everybody was going over the 70 mile speed limit. We were travleling around 76 miles per hour keeping up with traffice and could clearly see the officier ahead in the middle of the road. He was out of his car and it was a clear day so why would anybody in their right mind be speeding past him. There were cars all around us in front and in back yet when we drove past him, he retuned to his car and pulled us over. We have a Pennsylvania plate. Yes we were going 6 miles over the speed limit so rightfully any one of us could have been pulled over. Unfortunately it was us. What really is the mind blower is that he said he clocked us going 86 milers per hour, exactly 10 miles over what we believe we were doing. We asked him what the fine was and he said he didn’t know we would have to call. I’ve been calling since we returned home and checking the website and the citation isn’t found. So I started to try some other searches just to get an idea of how much the ticket might cost and am shocked to hear how many people have issues with tickets in the state of Georgia. I think we all know that the flow of traffie on I-95 is normally always going over the 70 miler per hour speed limit and that any one of us could be pulled over. But I agree that this state is truly robbing people with this “SUPER SPEEDER” addition fine. Which I knew nothing about until reading all the sites. Ironically the officer said he clocked us at 86 which is 1 over the 85 and now constitutes us as a “SUPER SPEEDER” . So I assume that once we find out what the citation is going to cost we will then receive another ticket by mail for the ‘SUPER SPEEDER” fine. I believe the officer is very aware of what it takes to label somebody a “SUPER SPEEDER”. What a shame they can say you are driving faster than you really are then rape you in fines, all because they know most people traveling on I-95 are either vacationing or on business and don’t live around the area and will not be able to return to traffic court to fight the fine, and would it really do any good. Also amazing that the officer can’t give you any idea as to how much the fine is but can clearly tell you when your court date is if you want to fight the citation. I still have no idea how much the citation itself is going to cost us. I don’t think anybody on this site has a problem paying their speeding tickets, again it could have been a million other drivers, but why does the state of Georgia have to rape out of towners, which I believe is also why we were pulled over. I can tell you that Georgia is one place I would never consider moving to and I’ll make sure if ever traveling throught there again, to make sure I have a full tank of gas and do my best to not patron any place in the state of Georgia for anything. I don’t know how they train their officers but I don’t know how the one that gave us the ticket can sleep at night. I believe he wasn’t trueful on the speed we were going. Fortunately I believe in Carma so what goes around will surely come around. Please add me to any list in a class action lawsuit as there was no way we were traveling at 86 miles and hour. glrymomt@verizon.net

  • #176597006

    TeeTee89
    Participant

    I believe this whole thing is a scam. My story is almost identical to many. Almost to the detail. I was traveling on I75 and was pulled over. Cop told me i was doing 86. I agrued that i was not and he told me that he got me on his laser. He didnt ask for anything but my license. Brought back my ticket and told me to call the number for the cost. This was back in august 2012. I paid the ticket and thought i was done. Low and behold i get notice 4 months later i get this SS fee.I am going to my local traffic court in FL to find out what will happen to my license here in my home state if i dont pay this BOGUS FEE. I could care less if my license will be suspended in Ga. I will post a follow up when i talk to the dmv here in Fl. Good luck to everyone effected by this tragedy.

  • #176591600

    Anonymous

    I believe this whole thing is a scam. My story is almost identical to many. Almost to the detail. I was traveling on I75 and was pulled over. Cop told me i was doing 86. I agrued that i was not and he told me that he got me on his laser. He didnt ask for anything but my license. Brought back my ticket and told me to call the number for the cost. This was back in august 2012. I paid the ticket and thought i was done. Low and behold i get notice 4 months later i get this SS fee.I am going to my local traffic court in FL to find out what will happen to my license here in my home state if i dont pay this BOGUS FEE. I could care less if my license will be suspended in Ga. I will post a follow up when i talk to the dmv here in Fl. Good luck to everyone effected by this tragedy.

  • #176597007

    seenmuch
    Participant

    I drive across GA at least once a year, 80-90 mph are well within the safe norm for travel speed. The posted 70 mph maximum in GA is a bad joke that no one obeys and going slower than the average travel speed in the mid 80s on many rural stretches can be dangerous!! This kind of crap is happening all across the US today, many are like me and travel across many states every year. The best response I can come up with is buy a good radar/laser detector with gps tracking of speed traps along with access to the national speed trap registry. These speed traps are well known that are used to collect these fines and the speed trap registry can be helpful when you cross unfamiliar areas.

    The most important thing you can do is know the laws in each state you drive across and make sure you stay under that state’s threshold for these silly fines!! And the best way to avoid this kind of surprise is to NEVER JUST PAY A TICKET!!! Always contact a local lawyer to see what your options are.

    A trip across most of the US will show that posted limits today(65-75) are posted low by at least 10-15 to 20 mph, every state knows this. If everyone (85 %) are driving ~85 mph on the freeway then that should be what is posted. And these super speeder laws which exist in many states with big fines are a way states have figured out that they can take financial advantage of this.

  • #176591601

    Anonymous

    I drive across GA at least once a year, 80-90 mph are well within the safe norm for travel speed. The posted 70 mph maximum in GA is a bad joke that no one obeys and going slower than the average travel speed in the mid 80s on many rural stretches can be dangerous!! This kind of crap is happening all across the US today, many are like me and travel across many states every year. The best response I can come up with is buy a good radar/laser detector with gps tracking of speed traps along with access to the national speed trap registry. These speed traps are well known that are used to collect these fines and the speed trap registry can be helpful when you cross unfamiliar areas.

    The most important thing you can do is know the laws in each state you drive across and make sure you stay under that state’s threshold for these silly fines!! And the best way to avoid this kind of surprise is to NEVER JUST PAY A TICKET!!! Always contact a local lawyer to see what your options are.

    A trip across most of the US will show that posted limits today(65-75) are posted low by at least 10-15 to 20 mph, every state knows this. If everyone (85 %) are driving ~85 mph on the freeway then that should be what is posted. And these super speeder laws which exist in many states with big fines are a way states have figured out that they can take financial advantage of this.

  • #176597009

    alanpaul67
    Participant

    I was going to NC when the cops pulled me over at Braselton (early October). Mine was a red Lexus ES 350 with a temporary tag. According to my ticket I was going 88 at a 70 zone. I believe I was at 80 (i did see the car from a far. i was going at 80 at the time and slowed down/just coasted at the same speed)and everyone around me was at the same speed. I didnt want to challenge him because according to many people it is not wise, and they dont need to show us the reading. Per the ticket, I called the number on my back, and my fine was $180, and I paid it since I live far from Braselton county and decided not to challenge(paid the fine in October). Then today in mail comes the threating letter(issued on 12/05/2012) stating my license would be suspended if I dont pay the super speeder fine of $200.

    I have received a super speeder ticket before, and that was deserved. I speeded to get infront of a slow vehicle. This happened in Alpharetta windward parkway, and the fine was paid at the Crabapple courthouse. But I was informed of the fine right away. My total fine was $480. So this time it feels underhanded. how come they did not make me aware of the total fine when i called?

    Is this some trick of State Line counties? So they wait until we pay the fine and thus admitting guilt, to slap on the super speeder fine. What about some disclosure? Had I known this, I would have gone to court. I know they pulled me because of the color of my car and the fact that it was new. car discrimination and now this trickery! I am so aggravated!

    If you are going to sue, please include me as well.
    Alan Paul
    neethu.thomas@gmail.com

  • #176591603

    Anonymous

    I was going to NC when the cops pulled me over at Braselton (early October). Mine was a red Lexus ES 350 with a temporary tag. According to my ticket I was going 88 at a 70 zone. I believe I was at 80 (i did see the car from a far. i was going at 80 at the time and slowed down/just coasted at the same speed)and everyone around me was at the same speed. I didnt want to challenge him because according to many people it is not wise, and they dont need to show us the reading. Per the ticket, I called the number on my back, and my fine was $180, and I paid it since I live far from Braselton county and decided not to challenge(paid the fine in October). Then today in mail comes the threating letter(issued on 12/05/2012) stating my license would be suspended if I dont pay the super speeder fine of $200.

    I have received a super speeder ticket before, and that was deserved. I speeded to get infront of a slow vehicle. This happened in Alpharetta windward parkway, and the fine was paid at the Crabapple courthouse. But I was informed of the fine right away. My total fine was $480. So this time it feels underhanded. how come they did not make me aware of the total fine when i called?

    Is this some trick of State Line counties? So they wait until we pay the fine and thus admitting guilt, to slap on the super speeder fine. What about some disclosure? Had I known this, I would have gone to court. I know they pulled me because of the color of my car and the fact that it was new. car discrimination and now this trickery! I am so aggravated!

    If you are going to sue, please include me as well.
    Alan Paul
    neethu.thomas@gmail.com

  • #176597011

    WondaJ
    Participant

    This is CRAZY!!!!!!! My situation is pretty much like everyone elses. Add me to the class action list PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE

    RIP OFF, who can AFFORD an EXTRA EXPENSE!!!!!!!!!

  • #176591605

    Anonymous

    This is CRAZY!!!!!!! My situation is pretty much like everyone elses. Add me to the class action list PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE

    RIP OFF, who can AFFORD an EXTRA EXPENSE!!!!!!!!!

  • #176597012

    WondaJ
    Participant

    My email address is luv4honey1@yahoo.com

  • #176591606

    Anonymous

    My email address is luv4honey1@yahoo.com

  • #176597016

    tthomas220
    Participant

    Please add my name to your list. I can be reached at 954-658-1463 and @ tthomas220@gmail.com.
    Anthony Thomas

  • #176591610

    Anonymous

    Please add my name to your list. I can be reached at 954-658-1463 and @ tthomas220@gmail.com.
    Anthony Thomas

  • #176591623

    Anonymous

    I just got zapped recently by a county sherriff who claimed to have gotten me from a bridge with laser. I was going with the flow of traffic and actually had vehicles passing me. Why was he spending time sitting on a bridge other than bringing in extra bucks for the county unless it was income generation? There was no indication of the fine amount on the ticket and although I recently paid it I now anticipate a Super Speeders fine sent whenever they get around to it with of course the usual threats that are next to impossible to challenge. It is all rigged in their favor and they know how to play the game since they do it every day.

    This week I have noted troopers, county and city cops at every other intersection pulling in a few (probably a lot) of bucks before the end of the year. The traffic has been light, good weather, yet they are ignoring robberies, burgleries and other crimes so they can turn us into lawbreakers. This has little to do with safety and everything with making a few bucks while ruining a persons insurance and credit.

    It is one thing to be robbed at gun point by a criminal. It is another to be robbed by a so called officer of the law. The real answer is to identify the jerks who passed the law and vote them out. There should be limits to what the state can do unless the driver was impaired or actually caused an accident. So much for justice or equity in a system driven by money, money, money.

  • #176597029

    ccrowe50
    Participant

    I just got zapped recently by a county sherriff who claimed to have gotten me from a bridge with laser. I was going with the flow of traffic and actually had vehicles passing me. Why was he spending time sitting on a bridge other than bringing in extra bucks for the county unless it was income generation? There was no indication of the fine amount on the ticket and although I recently paid it I now anticipate a Super Speeders fine sent whenever they get around to it with of course the usual threats that are next to impossible to challenge. It is all rigged in their favor and they know how to play the game since they do it every day.

    This week I have noted troopers, county and city cops at every other intersection pulling in a few (probably a lot) of bucks before the end of the year. The traffic has been light, good weather, yet they are ignoring robberies, burgleries and other crimes so they can turn us into lawbreakers. This has little to do with safety and everything with making a few bucks while ruining a persons insurance and credit.

    It is one thing to be robbed at gun point by a criminal. It is another to be robbed by a so called officer of the law. The real answer is to identify the jerks who passed the law and vote them out. There should be limits to what the state can do unless the driver was impaired or actually caused an accident. So much for justice or equity in a system driven by money, money, money.

  • #176591627

    Anonymous

    While traveling through Georia from Md to Fl. you have to notice how nice the road is smooth and wide condusive for speeding. In south Carolina the two lane road is like Iraq then paradise or at least it seams. Bammmm 87 in a 70. The sherriff was so nice I thought he was going to ask me for dinner. I would like to know how he picked me out of almost bumper to bumper traffic with almost every car moving at a high rate of speed. Pulling me over at almost 2 miles down the road in an old tarus must be my bald head. Ok i was speeding but 200.00 wow that’s crazy. I never realized how many people were pulled over in Ga. Great job Ga way to go fish in a barrell. Merry christmas to Georgia. We have to realize this is a major source of income for this poor county. Hope they spend it well

  • #176597033

    just2muchfun
    Participant

    While traveling through Georia from Md to Fl. you have to notice how nice the road is smooth and wide condusive for speeding. In south Carolina the two lane road is like Iraq then paradise or at least it seams. Bammmm 87 in a 70. The sherriff was so nice I thought he was going to ask me for dinner. I would like to know how he picked me out of almost bumper to bumper traffic with almost every car moving at a high rate of speed. Pulling me over at almost 2 miles down the road in an old tarus must be my bald head. Ok i was speeding but 200.00 wow that’s crazy. I never realized how many people were pulled over in Ga. Great job Ga way to go fish in a barrell. Merry christmas to Georgia. We have to realize this is a major source of income for this poor county. Hope they spend it well

  • #176591628

    Anonymous

    My experience is the same as many who have posted in this forum below. I was driving 88 in a 70 in Twiggs County, returning from Tybee Island. I found the irony entailed with the DDS mission statement, We C.A.R.E., ironic to say the least . . . integrity and honesty are devoid in regards to this scenario–so please plug a hole in it already with the cheap rhetoric.

    Please include me in the list of those interested in pursuing a class action lawsuit for the double jeopardy inherent with the super speeder law. I am an adjunct college teacher in Colorado; needless to say, I do not have hundreds of spare dollars sitting about to inflate your money-grubbing state revenue. The draconian practices of exploitation inherent exemplify a blatant abuse of power and equate to nothing less than legalized robbery.

    Dear Georgia, if you want the public to respect your laws, ensure that they are fair.

    William Rogers

  • #176597034

    matrogers
    Participant

    My experience is the same as many who have posted in this forum below. I was driving 88 in a 70 in Twiggs County, returning from Tybee Island. I found the irony entailed with the DDS mission statement, We C.A.R.E., ironic to say the least . . . integrity and honesty are devoid in regards to this scenario–so please plug a hole in it already with the cheap rhetoric.

    Please include me in the list of those interested in pursuing a class action lawsuit for the double jeopardy inherent with the super speeder law. I am an adjunct college teacher in Colorado; needless to say, I do not have hundreds of spare dollars sitting about to inflate your money-grubbing state revenue. The draconian practices of exploitation inherent exemplify a blatant abuse of power and equate to nothing less than legalized robbery.

    Dear Georgia, if you want the public to respect your laws, ensure that they are fair.

    William Rogers

  • #176591629

    Anonymous

    same exact thing happened to me. driving with 2 dogs and a sick girlfriend from Gainesville to meet family in TN for Thanksgiving. I was on cruise control at 78 mph. Pulled over in Turner County, informed officer that my cruise was set, he informed me that the laser “doesn’t lie”. I was cited at a 86 in a 70, in which he did not know how much the ticket would run me, to just call the number and they will tell you.

    add me to the suit.

    cdugosh@dailyhundred.com

  • #176597035

    cdugosh26
    Participant

    same exact thing happened to me. driving with 2 dogs and a sick girlfriend from Gainesville to meet family in TN for Thanksgiving. I was on cruise control at 78 mph. Pulled over in Turner County, informed officer that my cruise was set, he informed me that the laser “doesn’t lie”. I was cited at a 86 in a 70, in which he did not know how much the ticket would run me, to just call the number and they will tell you.

    add me to the suit.

    cdugosh@dailyhundred.com

  • #176591630

    Anonymous

    After paying an additional $250.00 to a lawyer I still have to pay the Georgia fines of $555.00. The only thing the GEORGIA lawyer had resolved was no points on my license!!!!! I’m begining to think they work with the system also!!!
    Next time I think I’ll take the long way around and avoid as much of Georgia as I can.

  • #176597036

    Shuneyb
    Participant

    After paying an additional $250.00 to a lawyer I still have to pay the Georgia fines of $555.00. The only thing the GEORGIA lawyer had resolved was no points on my license!!!!! I’m begining to think they work with the system also!!!
    Next time I think I’ll take the long way around and avoid as much of Georgia as I can.

  • #176591633

    Anonymous

    The same thing has happened to my family. My husband was driving and we paid to $200.00 ticket. I came across your info when I was researching the topic. I would love to be included in your list. Let me know what you have done so far and maybe I can be of some help to you. You are right about how this can not be legal.

    lcolgan4013@yahoo.com

  • #176597039

    lorenecolgan
    Participant

    The same thing has happened to my family. My husband was driving and we paid to $200.00 ticket. I came across your info when I was researching the topic. I would love to be included in your list. Let me know what you have done so far and maybe I can be of some help to you. You are right about how this can not be legal.

    lcolgan4013@yahoo.com

  • #176591634

    Anonymous

    Thank you for your post. I, too, am considering hiring a lawyer to represent me in court as I live in FL. and do not want to make the trip to defend myself HOWEVER, I do not want to roll-over on this as I was not going 86 mph in a 70 mph zone AND the police officer that pulled me over could have caused an accident as he was on my bumper from far left lane till I pulled over on the right. It was scary and could have caused an accident.

    I have received a few solicitations “advertisements” from lawyers in MacIntosh County stating that they can have the speed reduced and prevent the “Super Speeder” surcharge.

    Did you ask your lawyer why he/she was not able to have the speed reduced?

    Your input would be helpful. – Sarah Donovan
    sdon7143@aol.com

    • #176627524

      David Price
      Participant

      You have a lot of complaints on McIntosh County, Darien, GA.

      If you are interested and will keep me out of it. The first thing you need to do is get your legal department to send Open Records Request to the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Office and demand copies of the Facebook messages between recently terminated deputy Brandt Gaither and Former deputy and former Darien Police Officer Jeremy Owens. THE MESSAGES ARE IN THE PERSONNEL FILE OF BRANDT GAITHER. The messages are in reference to them betting on how many “niggers” they could stop on the interstate. And, other demeaning messages and jokes about African Americans, including “How do you tell if a black woman is pregnant? Shove a piece of chicken up her vagina!”

      Attorneys have gotten these messages. Attorney Jason Clark-Brunswick, GA and Luke Moses-Hinesville, GA.

  • #176597040

    sdon7143
    Participant

    Thank you for your post. I, too, am considering hiring a lawyer to represent me in court as I live in FL. and do not want to make the trip to defend myself HOWEVER, I do not want to roll-over on this as I was not going 86 mph in a 70 mph zone AND the police officer that pulled me over could have caused an accident as he was on my bumper from far left lane till I pulled over on the right. It was scary and could have caused an accident.

    I have received a few solicitations “advertisements” from lawyers in MacIntosh County stating that they can have the speed reduced and prevent the “Super Speeder” surcharge.

    Did you ask your lawyer why he/she was not able to have the speed reduced?

    Your input would be helpful. – Sarah Donovan
    sdon7143@aol.com

  • #176591635

    Anonymous

    Please add me to the suit: kag09j@my.fsu.edu

    Same thing happened to me. After 15 hours of delays flying back from Colorado after Thanksgiving, I was driving from ATL back to Panama City and got pulled over outside Grantville, GA. There were four other cars around me, two were passing me. I was the one that got pulled over and was ticketed going 90 in a 70 on I-85. The officer did not ask for my registration or insurance information, only for my driver’s license. This struck me as odd, what type of practice is this that they don’t ask for those other vital documents in a traffic stop? It seems to me that the officer was intent on writing a ticket from the get-go.

    I was very polite to him, even though he was rather rude to me. I was going 85mph, which is still speeding, but he tried to tell me that I was outracing everyone on the highway, which is total malarkey, because as I stated earlier, I was being passed by two other motorists at the moment he happened to hit his lights. It was just after midnight on the Monday night after Thanksgiving and there were a surprising amount of people on the roads.

    He did mention the Super Speeder fee that would be added since he claims I was going 20 over, but I still haven’t received it and am worried I will miss some deadline and have my license suspended. I debated driving the five hours back to GA to appear in court, but I felt I would still have to pay the ticket and would have wasted two days of leave from work and money in gas and an overnight stay. So I paid the ticket, which cost me $399 plus the $20 I was charged for paying online. In total, this traffic stop will cost me over $600, biggest shakedown I’ve ever experienced. However, most of you have stated you were given 30 days to pay your ticket, I was only given 18 days to pay the ticket or I would have to appear in court regardless. Has anyone else been stopped in Grantville?

  • #176597041

    KBarbosa
    Participant

    Please add me to the suit: kag09j@my.fsu.edu

    Same thing happened to me. After 15 hours of delays flying back from Colorado after Thanksgiving, I was driving from ATL back to Panama City and got pulled over outside Grantville, GA. There were four other cars around me, two were passing me. I was the one that got pulled over and was ticketed going 90 in a 70 on I-85. The officer did not ask for my registration or insurance information, only for my driver’s license. This struck me as odd, what type of practice is this that they don’t ask for those other vital documents in a traffic stop? It seems to me that the officer was intent on writing a ticket from the get-go.

    I was very polite to him, even though he was rather rude to me. I was going 85mph, which is still speeding, but he tried to tell me that I was outracing everyone on the highway, which is total malarkey, because as I stated earlier, I was being passed by two other motorists at the moment he happened to hit his lights. It was just after midnight on the Monday night after Thanksgiving and there were a surprising amount of people on the roads.

    He did mention the Super Speeder fee that would be added since he claims I was going 20 over, but I still haven’t received it and am worried I will miss some deadline and have my license suspended. I debated driving the five hours back to GA to appear in court, but I felt I would still have to pay the ticket and would have wasted two days of leave from work and money in gas and an overnight stay. So I paid the ticket, which cost me $399 plus the $20 I was charged for paying online. In total, this traffic stop will cost me over $600, biggest shakedown I’ve ever experienced. However, most of you have stated you were given 30 days to pay your ticket, I was only given 18 days to pay the ticket or I would have to appear in court regardless. Has anyone else been stopped in Grantville?

  • #176591636

    Anonymous

    Did you every hear anything about it from the FL DMV?

  • #176597042

    KBarbosa
    Participant

    Did you every hear anything about it from the FL DMV?

  • #176591637

    Anonymous

    I live in NJ and had the same bogus experience that every else had. Just received the SS notice in the mail last week (January 2013), from a ticket in August 2012. Now I’ve read through all the posts, but I’ve yet to hear of any out of state licences being suspended in their home state and not just GA as a result of the SS fine not being paid. If anyone has info on that it would be appreciated. Because during these tough financial times, I wouldn’t pay the fine and would just ride with family while in GA if that licence suspension only applied to that state

  • #176597043

    NJDriver
    Participant

    I live in NJ and had the same bogus experience that every else had. Just received the SS notice in the mail last week (January 2013), from a ticket in August 2012. Now I’ve read through all the posts, but I’ve yet to hear of any out of state licences being suspended in their home state and not just GA as a result of the SS fine not being paid. If anyone has info on that it would be appreciated. Because during these tough financial times, I wouldn’t pay the fine and would just ride with family while in GA if that licence suspension only applied to that state

  • #176591641

    Anonymous

    I also live in South Florida, received a speeding ticket in GA for 86 mph in late November on the way home from Thankgiving break. Today I received the Super Speeder notice. Please add me to the class action suit. Trey.Fogg@gmail.com.

  • #176597047

    tf88
    Participant

    I also live in South Florida, received a speeding ticket in GA for 86 mph in late November on the way home from Thankgiving break. Today I received the Super Speeder notice. Please add me to the class action suit. Trey.Fogg@gmail.com.

  • #176591645

    Anonymous

    All,
    Just got jacked by the same set up. The lesson I keep getting life has been just been reinforced again……….Life ain’t FAIR. Not sure what the options are but I suspect they are limited. Just keep trying to do what is right (like not speeding) and know the folks who perpertrate this kind of fraud will get away with it time and time again. Why……..cause life ain’t fair and I know it…just gotta deal with it….the quicker you all understand that the happier you will be…pay the fine….:).

  • #176597051

    bland1
    Participant

    All,
    Just got jacked by the same set up. The lesson I keep getting life has been just been reinforced again……….Life ain’t FAIR. Not sure what the options are but I suspect they are limited. Just keep trying to do what is right (like not speeding) and know the folks who perpertrate this kind of fraud will get away with it time and time again. Why……..cause life ain’t fair and I know it…just gotta deal with it….the quicker you all understand that the happier you will be…pay the fine….:).

  • #176591647

    Anonymous

    Wow, can’t believe all the similar stories I am seeing on here. I had the same thing happen. I live in FL and was coming to Atlanta from Florida for the weekend in Sept.. Got pulled over in Crisp county 85 in a 70. I have a completely clear license, had been at least 5 years since I had any infractions. The cop gave me a ticket never once mentioning that I would get a follow up ticket 3 months later if I paid the fine. Didn’t bother saying, hey you know what looking at your history, you have been a safe driver, no accidents, no tickets in 5 years, I will go ahead and put you down for 84 so you don’t get this insane extra ticket. In fact, there is a good chance that I was going 83 or 84 and he just marked me at 85, now I see why. They probably get some sort of bonus from the state when they issue these super speeder fees.

    It’s total crap. This law should be stated on the original ticket and we should be notified at that time. It should also take into account your driving history. Now there is no way out of it, you have to pay basically $400 for a ticket or your license is suspended. Happy New Year! Add me to your list- this law needs some serious changes!

  • #176597053

    sb_motorist
    Participant

    Wow, can’t believe all the similar stories I am seeing on here. I had the same thing happen. I live in FL and was coming to Atlanta from Florida for the weekend in Sept.. Got pulled over in Crisp county 85 in a 70. I have a completely clear license, had been at least 5 years since I had any infractions. The cop gave me a ticket never once mentioning that I would get a follow up ticket 3 months later if I paid the fine. Didn’t bother saying, hey you know what looking at your history, you have been a safe driver, no accidents, no tickets in 5 years, I will go ahead and put you down for 84 so you don’t get this insane extra ticket. In fact, there is a good chance that I was going 83 or 84 and he just marked me at 85, now I see why. They probably get some sort of bonus from the state when they issue these super speeder fees.

    It’s total crap. This law should be stated on the original ticket and we should be notified at that time. It should also take into account your driving history. Now there is no way out of it, you have to pay basically $400 for a ticket or your license is suspended. Happy New Year! Add me to your list- this law needs some serious changes!

  • #176591648

    Anonymous

    Yeah doesn’t matter that you live out of state, they will still get you, it’s unjust!

    See the dds website FAQ:

    I am an out of state driver, How does this affect my driving privileges?

    Out of state drivers are subject to the same requirements as Georgia drivers. If you do not pay the Super Speeder fee, the DDS will impose a suspension of your non-resident driving privilege in Georgia. The DDS will then report the suspension to your home state’s licensing authority which would then decide to take additional action, if any. http://www.dds.ga.gov/faqs/index.aspx?faqcategoryid=34

  • #176597054

    sb_motorist
    Participant

    Yeah doesn’t matter that you live out of state, they will still get you, it’s unjust!

    See the dds website FAQ:

    I am an out of state driver, How does this affect my driving privileges?

    Out of state drivers are subject to the same requirements as Georgia drivers. If you do not pay the Super Speeder fee, the DDS will impose a suspension of your non-resident driving privilege in Georgia. The DDS will then report the suspension to your home state’s licensing authority which would then decide to take additional action, if any. http://www.dds.ga.gov/faqs/index.aspx?faqcategoryid=34

  • #176591649

    Anonymous

    I also got cought in the same boat, already paid $245.00 and now they want $250.00 more
    please add me to that movement……..

  • #176597055

    suga79
    Participant

    I also got cought in the same boat, already paid $245.00 and now they want $250.00 more
    please add me to that movement……..

  • #176591650

    Anonymous

    I live in S.C. and was also pulled over in Darien, GA (McIntosh County). I swear on a stack of Bibles I was not going over 90 MPH but the snickering cop told me he clocked me at 94, in a 70 MPH zone. That number didn’t mean much to me until today when I called to get the amount of the fine. My ticket says I was going 24 MPH over the limit. There is an automated listing of the fines for 6-10 MPH over, 11-15 MPH over, 16-18 MPH over, 19-23 MPH over, and 24-33 MPH over, and then the 34+ MPH over. The fine for 19-23 MPH over is $215.00. The fine for 24-33 MPH over jumps to $705.00. I admit I was speeding but feel: 1) the jump from $215 to $705 for one MPH is ridiculous, and 2) Maybe, just maybe the fact that I am from South Carolina and was wearing a “USC DAD” shirt made this a-hole bump my speed up to +24. It may be a reach but the Gamecocks beat the Bulldogs in football this year 35-7 and kept Georgia from a possible undefeated season. I have contacted a local attorney for advice, but now I am worried that if I end up paying the $705 I could get another bill in the mail months later….

  • #176597056

    MS12970
    Participant

    I live in S.C. and was also pulled over in Darien, GA (McIntosh County). I swear on a stack of Bibles I was not going over 90 MPH but the snickering cop told me he clocked me at 94, in a 70 MPH zone. That number didn’t mean much to me until today when I called to get the amount of the fine. My ticket says I was going 24 MPH over the limit. There is an automated listing of the fines for 6-10 MPH over, 11-15 MPH over, 16-18 MPH over, 19-23 MPH over, and 24-33 MPH over, and then the 34+ MPH over. The fine for 19-23 MPH over is $215.00. The fine for 24-33 MPH over jumps to $705.00. I admit I was speeding but feel: 1) the jump from $215 to $705 for one MPH is ridiculous, and 2) Maybe, just maybe the fact that I am from South Carolina and was wearing a “USC DAD” shirt made this a-hole bump my speed up to +24. It may be a reach but the Gamecocks beat the Bulldogs in football this year 35-7 and kept Georgia from a possible undefeated season. I have contacted a local attorney for advice, but now I am worried that if I end up paying the $705 I could get another bill in the mail months later….

  • #176591652

    Anonymous

    Has anything happened with the class action suite. Would like to be added

  • #176597058

    sharon
    Participant

    Has anything happened with the class action suite. Would like to be added

  • #176591654

    Anonymous

    http://blog.grahamsyfert.com/2013/01/georgia-super-speeder-class-action.html

    I wrote a blog post on the super speeder law a couple of years back when it was implemented. I still need to investigate further, but I am collecting names of interested persons and evidence.

  • #176597060

    gwsyfert
    Participant

    http://blog.grahamsyfert.com/2013/01/georgia-super-speeder-class-action.html

    I wrote a blog post on the super speeder law a couple of years back when it was implemented. I still need to investigate further, but I am collecting names of interested persons and evidence.

  • #176591657

    Anonymous

    Nevr admit guilt. Never, never, NEVER admit guilt.
    Always fight the ticket in court, all the way. Always, always, ALWAYS.
    That’s the only way to make this system stop being so profitable for them.

  • #176597063

    tgordo49
    Participant

    Nevr admit guilt. Never, never, NEVER admit guilt.
    Always fight the ticket in court, all the way. Always, always, ALWAYS.
    That’s the only way to make this system stop being so profitable for them.

  • #176591661

    Anonymous

    I too was pulled over in Tifton GA on my way to Florida for vacation. . I was speeding coming off a hill. But in no way to 83mph. I asked about the charges and he told me to wait a few days and call the number on my ticket. I preceded with my vacation and called when I got back to find that my ticket was $198. After discussing it with my husband we decide it would be cheaper to just pay it verses the travel cost for court. I paid my ticket on 8-13-2012 and on January 18, 2013 I get a letter stating that my license have been revoked in the state of GA. I was looking on line for a site where I could forward proof of my payment when I came across this forum. I am beyond furious right now. It’s now mafia. It’s like old GA you see in the movies where the officials are corrupt. Ready to crank up some COREY SMITH “f*** the GA po po”
    Please add me to any list to help get this STOPPED!!!

  • #176597067

    Carajones
    Participant

    I too was pulled over in Tifton GA on my way to Florida for vacation. . I was speeding coming off a hill. But in no way to 83mph. I asked about the charges and he told me to wait a few days and call the number on my ticket. I preceded with my vacation and called when I got back to find that my ticket was $198. After discussing it with my husband we decide it would be cheaper to just pay it verses the travel cost for court. I paid my ticket on 8-13-2012 and on January 18, 2013 I get a letter stating that my license have been revoked in the state of GA. I was looking on line for a site where I could forward proof of my payment when I came across this forum. I am beyond furious right now. It’s now mafia. It’s like old GA you see in the movies where the officials are corrupt. Ready to crank up some COREY SMITH “f*** the GA po po”
    Please add me to any list to help get this STOPPED!!!

  • #176591662

    Anonymous

    I just had this happen to me as well. I would most definitely be interested in a class action suit. This is ridiculous! If they want to make the fines, larger, that’s the state’s perogative, but I do not think it is right that they can add this charge afterwards. I certainly can’t agree to a price (which is what we do when we contact them for what is owed on the ticket), and then charge someone nearly twice my original quote in addition to what they already paid. It is GROSSLY unfair.

  • #176597068

    raej4marykay
    Participant

    I just had this happen to me as well. I would most definitely be interested in a class action suit. This is ridiculous! If they want to make the fines, larger, that’s the state’s perogative, but I do not think it is right that they can add this charge afterwards. I certainly can’t agree to a price (which is what we do when we contact them for what is owed on the ticket), and then charge someone nearly twice my original quote in addition to what they already paid. It is GROSSLY unfair.

  • #176591671

    Anonymous

    I too, have become a victim of georgia’s super speeder extortion. Same story: get the speeding ticket(86 in a 70), pay the fine($180.00),to avoid a long drive to fight it(I live in PA.), get additional fine of $200.00 weeks later. NEVER was anything mentioned, by the police officer or the recorded phone message I called to determine the initial fine, about the additional fine before pleading guilty to the ticket.

    There is a lawyer,Graham Syfert, collecting contact info from potential clients for a possible class action suit against the georgia super speeder law.

    law.http://blog.grahamsyfert.com/2013/01/georgia-super-speeder-class-action.html#!/2013/01/georgia-super-speeder-class-action.html

    If enough of us victims get on board maybe we could put an end to this nonsense.

  • #176597077

    jakearoo12
    Participant

    I too, have become a victim of georgia’s super speeder extortion. Same story: get the speeding ticket(86 in a 70), pay the fine($180.00),to avoid a long drive to fight it(I live in PA.), get additional fine of $200.00 weeks later. NEVER was anything mentioned, by the police officer or the recorded phone message I called to determine the initial fine, about the additional fine before pleading guilty to the ticket.

    There is a lawyer,Graham Syfert, collecting contact info from potential clients for a possible class action suit against the georgia super speeder law.

    law.http://blog.grahamsyfert.com/2013/01/georgia-super-speeder-class-action.html#!/2013/01/georgia-super-speeder-class-action.html

    If enough of us victims get on board maybe we could put an end to this nonsense.

  • #176591675

    Anonymous

    I would like to be added to a list. As embarrassing as this is, I was arrested last night for a suspended license due to a SuperSpeeder violation. I paid the original ticket as it was my first violation in seven years. Low and behold, I was on my way to make s’mores at a Bon fire, pulled over and arrested. I am a hard-working, fair individual. I take responsibility for my faults and own up to consequences but this is nonsense. I never received any notification or letter about anything but I did recently receive a reminder to renew my tag with the DMV so clearly they know where to find me. I hate to play the victim card but I sincerely do feel like one. What can we do? I don’t want this to ever happen to anyone else.

    Chris Harris
    678-361-2311
    Cmharris10@gmail.com

  • #176597081

    Cmharris10
    Participant

    I would like to be added to a list. As embarrassing as this is, I was arrested last night for a suspended license due to a SuperSpeeder violation. I paid the original ticket as it was my first violation in seven years. Low and behold, I was on my way to make s’mores at a Bon fire, pulled over and arrested. I am a hard-working, fair individual. I take responsibility for my faults and own up to consequences but this is nonsense. I never received any notification or letter about anything but I did recently receive a reminder to renew my tag with the DMV so clearly they know where to find me. I hate to play the victim card but I sincerely do feel like one. What can we do? I don’t want this to ever happen to anyone else.

    Chris Harris
    678-361-2311
    Cmharris10@gmail.com

  • #176591688

    Anonymous

    Again this garbage with the super speeder law, and I was trying to catch the funeral WITH THE WIDOW IN THE CAR!!! The original fine was for speeding (I admit to), and it was doubled because it in a construction zone on a Saturday with no workers present?…Not so nice officer, as a matter of fact he was downright rude, making snide remarks as to my reason for speeding. Yes, if a class action suit is at all possible, I want to be added.

  • #176597094

    classyst1
    Participant

    Again this garbage with the super speeder law, and I was trying to catch the funeral WITH THE WIDOW IN THE CAR!!! The original fine was for speeding (I admit to), and it was doubled because it in a construction zone on a Saturday with no workers present?…Not so nice officer, as a matter of fact he was downright rude, making snide remarks as to my reason for speeding. Yes, if a class action suit is at all possible, I want to be added.

  • #176591694

    Anonymous

    Please someone contact me about joining lawsuit against McIntosh Georgia court
    They are mafia…. Super speeder 200+ dollar fine almost a year after I paid original
    jrgreer_2000@yahoo.com

  • #176597100

    Elmo Greer JR
    Participant

    Please someone contact me about joining lawsuit against McIntosh Georgia court
    They are mafia…. Super speeder 200+ dollar fine almost a year after I paid original
    jrgreer_2000@yahoo.com

  • #176591701

    Anonymous

    Hello to all. Although I have already dealt with my case, I felt like I needed to share my horrendous expierence with the state of Georgia so that other people don’t go throught the same drama. While traveling from Florida to South Carolina, I was pulled over on i95 in liberty county. The officer was not so polite and informed me he clocked me with his laser going 86 in a 70. I did not argue with the officer as he asked me if I wanted a laser re calibration test or whatever it’s called to see how accurate his laser was, but it turns out that according me to him it was completely correct and gave me a 200 dollar citation for speeding. He noticed I am only 19 and it was my first time driving through there and I did not watch my speeding even though my father warned me about Georgia highways. Well when I came back home, I received the second letter with the extra 200 dollar fine from the “super speeder” law. I immediately hired an attorney here at home and they represented me and won my case by reducing my speed to 78 in a 70. I thought it was all over, but then I receive from florida the letter of license suspension due to not complying with my citation. WTF. It had already been taken care but Georgia never notified my home state. Luckily my state was extremely helpful and told me everything I had to do. I had to call the original court and ask for the “pink” slip which is the document they give you when everything is settled (which I never received in the first place) and then take that document to any DMV in florida. It took that incapable and unhelpful court two weeks to send me that form. I had my license suspended for one whole week due to their unwillingness to cooperate with me. Now it is all solved but I still had to go through a lot to fix this whole situation. I feel like it is a huge scam. If you receive this ticket, do not pay it. It will cost you more than you will ever know. Hire an attorney to represent you.

  • #176597107

    Matias14
    Participant

    Hello to all. Although I have already dealt with my case, I felt like I needed to share my horrendous expierence with the state of Georgia so that other people don’t go throught the same drama. While traveling from Florida to South Carolina, I was pulled over on i95 in liberty county. The officer was not so polite and informed me he clocked me with his laser going 86 in a 70. I did not argue with the officer as he asked me if I wanted a laser re calibration test or whatever it’s called to see how accurate his laser was, but it turns out that according me to him it was completely correct and gave me a 200 dollar citation for speeding. He noticed I am only 19 and it was my first time driving through there and I did not watch my speeding even though my father warned me about Georgia highways. Well when I came back home, I received the second letter with the extra 200 dollar fine from the “super speeder” law. I immediately hired an attorney here at home and they represented me and won my case by reducing my speed to 78 in a 70. I thought it was all over, but then I receive from florida the letter of license suspension due to not complying with my citation. WTF. It had already been taken care but Georgia never notified my home state. Luckily my state was extremely helpful and told me everything I had to do. I had to call the original court and ask for the “pink” slip which is the document they give you when everything is settled (which I never received in the first place) and then take that document to any DMV in florida. It took that incapable and unhelpful court two weeks to send me that form. I had my license suspended for one whole week due to their unwillingness to cooperate with me. Now it is all solved but I still had to go through a lot to fix this whole situation. I feel like it is a huge scam. If you receive this ticket, do not pay it. It will cost you more than you will ever know. Hire an attorney to represent you.

  • #176591712

    Anonymous

    Has anyone not paid this additional fine? Did anything happen if you were a non GA resident? Those of you trying to get in on a class action suit, are you paying the $200 anyway?
    Thanks!

  • #176597118

    SkyrPA
    Participant

    Has anyone not paid this additional fine? Did anything happen if you were a non GA resident? Those of you trying to get in on a class action suit, are you paying the $200 anyway?
    Thanks!

  • #176591730

    Anonymous

    Just recieved the notice reguarding the $200 Super Speeder fee! My husband had gotten a ticket when driving back from Atlanta (we live in FL) back in December. How is this even legal! Would love to be included in a class action suit.

  • #176597136

    JMM5978
    Participant

    Just recieved the notice reguarding the $200 Super Speeder fee! My husband had gotten a ticket when driving back from Atlanta (we live in FL) back in December. How is this even legal! Would love to be included in a class action suit.

  • #176591738

    Anonymous

    Same story here. Just got the Super Speeder notice. I called the Court and the person who answered even said she does not agree with the law and wishes someone would challenge it. We are in South Florida. Has anything happened with this class action? I want in on it.

  • #176597144

    IvanR
    Participant

    Same story here. Just got the Super Speeder notice. I called the Court and the person who answered even said she does not agree with the law and wishes someone would challenge it. We are in South Florida. Has anything happened with this class action? I want in on it.

  • #176591739

    Anonymous

    I totally agree. I am on the fence about paying this fine. My last day to pay is tomorrow and I do not want ot pay it. I feel this is double jeporady. You can not be punished twice for the same crime. How is this legal?

  • #176597145

    khandkammer
    Participant

    I totally agree. I am on the fence about paying this fine. My last day to pay is tomorrow and I do not want ot pay it. I feel this is double jeporady. You can not be punished twice for the same crime. How is this legal?

  • #176591740

    Anonymous

    Be careful. They can possibly suspend your license depending on your state. Florida will suspend it in this state.

  • #176597146

    IvanR
    Participant

    Be careful. They can possibly suspend your license depending on your state. Florida will suspend it in this state.

  • #176591741

    Anonymous

    Hello everyone,

    I too was pulled over in Tift County with the cruise control set at 79 but the officer claimed he clocked me at 87 in a 70 while on my way from Florida (my home state). I asked to see the laser and he told me that I didn’t need to and that he wrote my speed on the ticket and if I had any questions I could call the number on the back of the citation in 10 days to appeal. I couldn’t understand how he could pull me over when there was a van and an expedition in front of me but he told me I was the only vehicle he clocked speeding. Plus he turned around on the over path to come pull me over while driving on i75. To top things off I didn’t have the time to take off and take the fine to court so I paid the original fine which the ticket was issued 12/31/12. Then only to receive the SS in the mail today (2/26/13) that states I have ten days from the date on the notice to appeal which was 2/10/13. How is this legal. That appeal limit date was 2/24/13. This is unfair and unjust!!!!! Please include me on the class action lawsuit.

    Buffy Inman
    Buffyinman@gmail.com
    404-482-1282

  • #176597147

    Buffy
    Participant

    Hello everyone,

    I too was pulled over in Tift County with the cruise control set at 79 but the officer claimed he clocked me at 87 in a 70 while on my way from Florida (my home state). I asked to see the laser and he told me that I didn’t need to and that he wrote my speed on the ticket and if I had any questions I could call the number on the back of the citation in 10 days to appeal. I couldn’t understand how he could pull me over when there was a van and an expedition in front of me but he told me I was the only vehicle he clocked speeding. Plus he turned around on the over path to come pull me over while driving on i75. To top things off I didn’t have the time to take off and take the fine to court so I paid the original fine which the ticket was issued 12/31/12. Then only to receive the SS in the mail today (2/26/13) that states I have ten days from the date on the notice to appeal which was 2/10/13. How is this legal. That appeal limit date was 2/24/13. This is unfair and unjust!!!!! Please include me on the class action lawsuit.

    Buffy Inman
    Buffyinman@gmail.com
    404-482-1282

  • #176591752

    Anonymous

    Please add me to the class action suit!! wdtcagent@cfl.rr.com – My story is the same as the rest of the stories on this list. Unbelievable.

  • #176597158

    wdtcagent
    Participant

    Please add me to the class action suit!! wdtcagent@cfl.rr.com – My story is the same as the rest of the stories on this list. Unbelievable.

  • #176591753

    Anonymous

    It’s time to put word into action and stand up for your constitutional rights! Economic times are tough and the cash strapped States are jeopardizing it’s own citizens to generate revenue. CGCS will be organizing for a class action against the Georgia Super Speeder Law, if you or someone has been affected by this unjustified law, support out campaign. For more information visit: http://www.gulfcoastblog.org

  • #176597159

    GulfCoastBlogdotOrg
    Participant

    It’s time to put word into action and stand up for your constitutional rights! Economic times are tough and the cash strapped States are jeopardizing it’s own citizens to generate revenue. CGCS will be organizing for a class action against the Georgia Super Speeder Law, if you or someone has been affected by this unjustified law, support out campaign. For more information visit: http://www.gulfcoastblog.org

  • #176591754

    Anonymous

    I was driving from South Carolina to Florida coming from a company meeting. The officer got behind me I was in the far lane by the median three lanes over to the left the officer came from under the bridge and cross two lanes to get to me almost causing a wreck. So I slow down waited for the lanes to clear to move over to the right to the safety lane to stop. The officer pulled me over I was in McIntosh County, I ask the officer what was I pulled over for he said I was going 85 Mph I informed the officer that my cruise was set, I was on cruise control at 82 mph he informed me that the laser “doesn’t lie”. I was cited at an 85 in a 70 I asked him was he sure I was going 85 because it was three lanes over and they had a truck and a car on side of me. The officer again stated the laser doesn’t lie. So this was on Oct 17, 2012 I paid the ticket on 02/07/2013 because the ticket didn’t get put in the system until January 25, 2013 and then they charge me a late fee. So now on March 6, 2013 they send me a notice of a super speeder that I got to pay 200.00 to the state of Georgia.

    Sign confused

    Please add me to the suit.

  • #176597160

    singleton80
    Participant

    I was driving from South Carolina to Florida coming from a company meeting. The officer got behind me I was in the far lane by the median three lanes over to the left the officer came from under the bridge and cross two lanes to get to me almost causing a wreck. So I slow down waited for the lanes to clear to move over to the right to the safety lane to stop. The officer pulled me over I was in McIntosh County, I ask the officer what was I pulled over for he said I was going 85 Mph I informed the officer that my cruise was set, I was on cruise control at 82 mph he informed me that the laser “doesn’t lie”. I was cited at an 85 in a 70 I asked him was he sure I was going 85 because it was three lanes over and they had a truck and a car on side of me. The officer again stated the laser doesn’t lie. So this was on Oct 17, 2012 I paid the ticket on 02/07/2013 because the ticket didn’t get put in the system until January 25, 2013 and then they charge me a late fee. So now on March 6, 2013 they send me a notice of a super speeder that I got to pay 200.00 to the state of Georgia.

    Sign confused

    Please add me to the suit.

  • #176591757

    Anonymous

    Please add me to the suit. i recieved a ticket for going 86mph when i know i was not going that fast because i had cruise control on. i know i was still speeding so i paid the ticket but this super speeder fee is ridiculous.

    Justin Campbell
    jcampbelltfl@aol.com

  • #176597163

    just214
    Participant

    Please add me to the suit. i recieved a ticket for going 86mph when i know i was not going that fast because i had cruise control on. i know i was still speeding so i paid the ticket but this super speeder fee is ridiculous.

    Justin Campbell
    jcampbelltfl@aol.com

  • #176591761

    Anonymous

    Same story, was clocked at exactly 85 in 70 and hit with a tint violation. i asked to have radar checked twice and was told it was and to sign. I called the ga attorney that handles these situations and they said if it is darien county, then 400 bucks will guarantee my 85 in 70 will be reduced to greater than allowed in ga . This all seems very fishy with me. Please add me to this list. Mine too was Darien County and the officer will not even help me if i change the percentage on my timt and get proof. Fyi there was a guy speeding and driving without lights bit he chose me instead and admitted to it.

    Eric smith
    Ems3679@yahoo.com

  • #176597167

    Cire13
    Participant

    Same story, was clocked at exactly 85 in 70 and hit with a tint violation. i asked to have radar checked twice and was told it was and to sign. I called the ga attorney that handles these situations and they said if it is darien county, then 400 bucks will guarantee my 85 in 70 will be reduced to greater than allowed in ga . This all seems very fishy with me. Please add me to this list. Mine too was Darien County and the officer will not even help me if i change the percentage on my timt and get proof. Fyi there was a guy speeding and driving without lights bit he chose me instead and admitted to it.

    Eric smith
    Ems3679@yahoo.com

  • #176591762

    Anonymous

    Count me in. Ems3679@yahoo.com

    Eric

  • #176597168

    Cire13
    Participant

    Count me in. Ems3679@yahoo.com

    Eric

  • #176591763

    Anonymous

    Count me in the same happens to me in Nov. Of 2012. I had no idea until I started getting letters from attorney’s my email is sgtmom14@hotmail.com.

  • #176597169

    sgtmom14
    Participant

    Count me in the same happens to me in Nov. Of 2012. I had no idea until I started getting letters from attorney’s my email is sgtmom14@hotmail.com.

  • #176591764

    Anonymous

    I also got a ticket in Laurens County, Ga last year. I was going 90 in a 70. I paid the ticket late therefore it was over $800 which was the first surprise. I moved to Florida 3 months later. I went to register for my Fl driver license and was told I owe the state of Georgia money and had to call them. They wouldn’t issue my new license until this was cleared. I called GA and they told me it was in reference to this same ticket. I told them I paid the $800 and I still had my proof of payment. After going back and forth with the lady she informed me that NO it was a seperate super speeder fee that was supposed to be paid. I asked how in the heck was I supposed to know this when I paid them and nobody mentioned any extra fee. She stated that I should have received a letter from Georgia. She also said that my GA license was about to be suspended. I was and still am furious. I ended up paying another $200 online in addition to the $800 I had already paid. This is definately a rip off.

  • #176597170

    ogandy
    Participant

    I also got a ticket in Laurens County, Ga last year. I was going 90 in a 70. I paid the ticket late therefore it was over $800 which was the first surprise. I moved to Florida 3 months later. I went to register for my Fl driver license and was told I owe the state of Georgia money and had to call them. They wouldn’t issue my new license until this was cleared. I called GA and they told me it was in reference to this same ticket. I told them I paid the $800 and I still had my proof of payment. After going back and forth with the lady she informed me that NO it was a seperate super speeder fee that was supposed to be paid. I asked how in the heck was I supposed to know this when I paid them and nobody mentioned any extra fee. She stated that I should have received a letter from Georgia. She also said that my GA license was about to be suspended. I was and still am furious. I ended up paying another $200 online in addition to the $800 I had already paid. This is definately a rip off.

  • #176591690

    Anonymous

    WOW, I dealing with samething. I’m from Florida traveling through Darien county, Ga. I been on the phone to fight the ticket and the lawyer want $640.00 to fight this ticket OMG, the ticket is $215.00. PLEASE AT ME TO YOUR LAWSUIT!!!!!!!! I don’t know what to do pay the ticket for 215.00 and wait for another stupid ticket for 200.00 or get the lawyer to fight the ticket just to have no points. X(

  • #176597096

    SHELESSE
    Participant

    WOW, I dealing with samething. I’m from Florida traveling through Darien county, Ga. I been on the phone to fight the ticket and the lawyer want $640.00 to fight this ticket OMG, the ticket is $215.00. PLEASE AT ME TO YOUR LAWSUIT!!!!!!!! I don’t know what to do pay the ticket for 215.00 and wait for another stupid ticket for 200.00 or get the lawyer to fight the ticket just to have no points. X(

  • #176591677

    Anonymous

    I just got a ticket yesterday so I haven’t paid or anything, I was going 88 in a 70, in Houston county Georgia, trying to get home asap after a road trip in Orlando. I’m a student and the court date falls around my finals week so I really don’t want to drive 3hr for this stupid ticket….

    I want to know what good will it do even if I show up on the court date? because I know it’s hard to get away from a speeding ticket and I don’t want to spend total of 6-hour driving just to end up paying for speeding+ super speeding.

    suggestions anyone?

    and please add me to the list for this BS as well.

    fclajat@gmail.com
    Wan-Ju Huang (Ashley)

  • #176597083

    fclajat
    Participant

    I just got a ticket yesterday so I haven’t paid or anything, I was going 88 in a 70, in Houston county Georgia, trying to get home asap after a road trip in Orlando. I’m a student and the court date falls around my finals week so I really don’t want to drive 3hr for this stupid ticket….

    I want to know what good will it do even if I show up on the court date? because I know it’s hard to get away from a speeding ticket and I don’t want to spend total of 6-hour driving just to end up paying for speeding+ super speeding.

    suggestions anyone?

    and please add me to the list for this BS as well.

    fclajat@gmail.com
    Wan-Ju Huang (Ashley)

  • #176591767

    Anonymous

    Melanie,
    add me to this list if you are planning on filing a claim.

    holly murphy
    708 w. 39th st.
    wilmington de, 19802

  • #176597173

    HAMURPHY55
    Participant

    Melanie,
    add me to this list if you are planning on filing a claim.

    holly murphy
    708 w. 39th st.
    wilmington de, 19802

  • #176591772

    Anonymous

    I am shocked at how many drivers dealing with these outrageous speeding tickets and super speeder tickets have FLORIDA licence plates.
    I think FLorida drivers need to have a bumper sticker made…saying “WARNING: Don’t drive in Georgia”.

  • #176597178

    Aleanor
    Participant

    I am shocked at how many drivers dealing with these outrageous speeding tickets and super speeder tickets have FLORIDA licence plates.
    I think FLorida drivers need to have a bumper sticker made…saying “WARNING: Don’t drive in Georgia”.

  • #176591774

    Anonymous

    My daughter (college student) got a speeding ticket in Warwick, GA on her way back to college in Albany, GA. I had her go to court to see if the judge would lower the ticket which was $360. She was doing 70 in a 45. She told me the speed limit sign between 65 sign and 45 sign were extremely close and she was slowing down but was still speeding when she hit the 45 sign. Well, the cop pulled her over and said he clocked her at 70 in a 45. The judge did not lower the ticket, so, we paid it $360. At this time, I had no idea her license would be suspended. A letter came stating that the license was suspsended for 6 months, she needs to take a driver improvement course ($75) and pay a $200 reinstatement fee of the license after the suspension period. All of this because she is under 21. If I get another super speeder ticket in the mail after the fact, I’ll probably throw up. I’m seeking legal advice now because of all of this. She’s an off campus student and needs to drive to get to class. I’m hoping that we can get a temporary driver permit to get to class or get the judge to lower the speed on this ticket. I have a feeling i’m getting ready to get shammed out of a lot of money to rectify this and I may not even be able to get it rectified. She may have to ride out the 6 month suspension and at this point, I seriously don’t know what to do in getting her to class.

  • #176597180

    creolecookie
    Participant

    My daughter (college student) got a speeding ticket in Warwick, GA on her way back to college in Albany, GA. I had her go to court to see if the judge would lower the ticket which was $360. She was doing 70 in a 45. She told me the speed limit sign between 65 sign and 45 sign were extremely close and she was slowing down but was still speeding when she hit the 45 sign. Well, the cop pulled her over and said he clocked her at 70 in a 45. The judge did not lower the ticket, so, we paid it $360. At this time, I had no idea her license would be suspended. A letter came stating that the license was suspsended for 6 months, she needs to take a driver improvement course ($75) and pay a $200 reinstatement fee of the license after the suspension period. All of this because she is under 21. If I get another super speeder ticket in the mail after the fact, I’ll probably throw up. I’m seeking legal advice now because of all of this. She’s an off campus student and needs to drive to get to class. I’m hoping that we can get a temporary driver permit to get to class or get the judge to lower the speed on this ticket. I have a feeling i’m getting ready to get shammed out of a lot of money to rectify this and I may not even be able to get it rectified. She may have to ride out the 6 month suspension and at this point, I seriously don’t know what to do in getting her to class.

  • #176591782

    Anonymous

    Hello, I have some information documents for you if you need them for the action law suite for the super speeder issue. Let me know if you will need them.

    Lorene

  • #176597188

    lorenecolgan
    Participant

    Hello, I have some information documents for you if you need them for the action law suite for the super speeder issue. Let me know if you will need them.

    Lorene

  • #176591787

    Anonymous

    IF anyone decides to pursue a class action suite regarding this super speeder fine, please include me

    G’Nadine Grant
    po box 590723
    tamarac, fl 33359

  • #176597193

    jamaicancog
    Participant

    IF anyone decides to pursue a class action suite regarding this super speeder fine, please include me

    G’Nadine Grant
    po box 590723
    tamarac, fl 33359

  • #176591788

    Anonymous

    I am very upset this morning to wake and check my mail in the box and receive a super speeder ticket for $200 plus a $50 reinstatement fee. Back in August of 2012, I was going I75 Southbound taking my daughter to college when a cop in a black suv pulls me over and give me a speeding ticket. He told me that I was going 83 in a 70 mile zone. Well after going to court in Crisp Co. (Cordele, Ga.) where i got the ticket, i thought i had taken care of this situation & that all of this was OVER.

    Well, this morning I received this notice and called the STate on Conyers and asked about this fee. She told me that the ticket show that i was doing 85 in a 70 mile zone. What the hell!!! but my ticket stated that i was doing 83. Unfortunately since its been about 8 months now, i no longer have the original ticket and no way of proving it, and Crisp Co. tells me that it was 85 miles when I know it wasnt what the officer told me.

    I had no idea this was a separate fee. I never received a first notice and the fee has gone up from $200 to $50. Not to mention my insurance will be as soon as the get ahold of this information. THIS IS SO UNFAIR.

    I can be reached @ 478 228-0451
    YES!!! I WANT TO BE APART OF THIS ACTION SUIT.

  • #176597194

    tlc1972
    Participant

    I am very upset this morning to wake and check my mail in the box and receive a super speeder ticket for $200 plus a $50 reinstatement fee. Back in August of 2012, I was going I75 Southbound taking my daughter to college when a cop in a black suv pulls me over and give me a speeding ticket. He told me that I was going 83 in a 70 mile zone. Well after going to court in Crisp Co. (Cordele, Ga.) where i got the ticket, i thought i had taken care of this situation & that all of this was OVER.

    Well, this morning I received this notice and called the STate on Conyers and asked about this fee. She told me that the ticket show that i was doing 85 in a 70 mile zone. What the hell!!! but my ticket stated that i was doing 83. Unfortunately since its been about 8 months now, i no longer have the original ticket and no way of proving it, and Crisp Co. tells me that it was 85 miles when I know it wasnt what the officer told me.

    I had no idea this was a separate fee. I never received a first notice and the fee has gone up from $200 to $50. Not to mention my insurance will be as soon as the get ahold of this information. THIS IS SO UNFAIR.

    I can be reached @ 478 228-0451
    YES!!! I WANT TO BE APART OF THIS ACTION SUIT.

  • #176591789

    Anonymous

    If anyone decides to pursue further action please include myself as well. I paid, what I felt was unfair to begin with, a speeding fine of $486 for driving 90 mph in a 70 mph zone. I explained to the officer (sitting in the dark without lights on, on a four lane highway in Darien County) that I was trying to get home for Christmas to see my family (I’m active army stationed at Fort Bragg), and was there anyway he could reduce the speed. His reply was no of course. Now I’m hit with an additional $200 super speeder fine and this is ridiculous.

    CB Graves
    cbgraves@valdosta.edu

  • #176597195

    cbgraves
    Participant

    If anyone decides to pursue further action please include myself as well. I paid, what I felt was unfair to begin with, a speeding fine of $486 for driving 90 mph in a 70 mph zone. I explained to the officer (sitting in the dark without lights on, on a four lane highway in Darien County) that I was trying to get home for Christmas to see my family (I’m active army stationed at Fort Bragg), and was there anyway he could reduce the speed. His reply was no of course. Now I’m hit with an additional $200 super speeder fine and this is ridiculous.

    CB Graves
    cbgraves@valdosta.edu

  • #176591790

    Anonymous

    I am in the same boat! I was in shock when I got hit with another super speeder fine on top of the ticket already paid. It’s criminal!! Please add me to your list!

  • #176597196

    mistybarron9
    Participant

    I am in the same boat! I was in shock when I got hit with another super speeder fine on top of the ticket already paid. It’s criminal!! Please add me to your list!

  • #176591791

    Anonymous

    My experience is as follows:

    I received a speeding ticket for 88 in a 70

    I called the courthouse before my first court appearance and was told I owed $180.

    I subsequently checked around on the internet and found out (from this site and others) about the Super Speeder ticket of $200.

    I called the court again and the person gave me the same information as previously stated. I then asked about the Super Speeder fine and she acknowledged that I would indeed be charged the $200 fine at a later date by the state after the initial ticket was paid. I asked her for advice and she stated she couldn’t give me any legal advice, but that when I arrived for my court appearance they would ask me whether I would plead guilty, whether I would plead not guilty and receive another court date for an actual hearing, or whether I wanted to request a speed reduction. She stated that the latter would be the way to go and that it would cost you the original ticket fine plus court cost of $40.

    I arrived at the courthouse early. I was not allowed to bring a cell phone or purse (ladies) into court (as well as weapons, of course). One of the court personnel had us sign a sheet and explained briefly that we would be in one of two lines, pleading guilty and paying the fine (and the $200 Super Speeder, if applicable), requesting a court hearing or requesting a speed reduction.

    When the precedings began, the judge told us that if we wished to speak with lawyer at that time we could do so. Many people left the court to talk to several of the half-dozen lawyers congregating in the court. I remained seated. The judge then explained the different options available to us. It was the same information given previously, with one exception–requesting a speed reduction would entail coming back yet again for another court date. And, of course, we weren’t guaranteed a speed reduction. At this point there was a great murmur in the court as people like me–people that called ahead and tried to get all the correct information–sounded our frustration at this new information. At this point the judge asked us again if we wished to speak with one of the lawyers. Nearly everyone stood and left the courtroom to speak with a lawyer. The first group of lawyers were charging between $250 and $300, I believe + your ticket fine + court costs ($60, by the way, instead of the $40 I was initially told). I tried to listen in on some of the conversations as I was waiting to speak with one of the lawyers and I believe that some of the lawyers were asking for straight cash (an ATM was located down the street for your convenience, sir or maam). The last group of lawyers, two of whom I met with, were charging $200 + your ticket fine + court costs. We all (in my category of 88 in a 70 and facing a Super Speeder) were told that our speed would be reduced to 74 or so and we would receive neither point deductions nor the dreaded Super Speeder fine.

    I won’t name my lawyers, so as to protect the innocent, etc, but one was a man who looked like Lee Harvey Oswald and a woman who favored Liv Tyler. I was able to pay them with a credit card. It was a little awkward because they don’t give you a straight receipt, but rather send you one via e-mail. Get their business card and maybe bring a smartphone (leave it in your car, though) so you can check your e-mail for the receipt.

    After speaking to all of their clients, myself included, they handed the tickets and other paperwork over to the prosecutor and told us that we could go home. I felt a little strange about leaving them to do to do it alone, but this is the way it was.

    I called my lawyer on my way back home and she said that the paperwork was in order and that they were awaiting the judge’s decision. I would receive another e-mail with the results or disposition (?) of the case in a few days. I’ll keep you abreast, when I receive that second e-mail and, of course, after I verify with a court official (whose name I will write down, time and date I called). As you may imagine, I do not wish to visit Darien again, in the near or distant future. I may be avoiding Georgia as well.

    In retrospect, I believe that one of the dozen or so solicitations I received in the mail from Georgia solicitors was $185. So you may get a cheaper lawyer. And, how are they allowed to get your information from you? Is our information a matter of public record? I suppose it is. I believe that legally, a traffic ticket is like an arrest, innocent until proven guilty, just like the police blotter in the paper, right? But them sending us unsolicited “Spam” is not right. Who knows.

    Do what you want, but this is the way I went.

    By the way you may also find the following useful…

    Macintosh County Courthouse
    310 North Way ( Hwy. 17 )
    Darien, Georgia 31305

    Note that the street is “North Way” not “Northway.”

    Approximate Latitude: 31°22’11.27″N
    Approximate Longitude: 81°26’2.53″W

    I was able to find directions using my Garmin GPS, but not Google Earth. If you look it up on Google Earth, it will bring you to a dirt road. About 1.46 miles south of this is the actual courthouse, located on the left side of the road. I have attached three photos, which you may also find helpful.
    rw42ld.jpg
    xpzpjs.jpg
    2ykypas.jpg

    Good luck!

  • #176597197

    xavier
    Participant

    My experience is as follows:

    I received a speeding ticket for 88 in a 70

    I called the courthouse before my first court appearance and was told I owed $180.

    I subsequently checked around on the internet and found out (from this site and others) about the Super Speeder ticket of $200.

    I called the court again and the person gave me the same information as previously stated. I then asked about the Super Speeder fine and she acknowledged that I would indeed be charged the $200 fine at a later date by the state after the initial ticket was paid. I asked her for advice and she stated she couldn’t give me any legal advice, but that when I arrived for my court appearance they would ask me whether I would plead guilty, whether I would plead not guilty and receive another court date for an actual hearing, or whether I wanted to request a speed reduction. She stated that the latter would be the way to go and that it would cost you the original ticket fine plus court cost of $40.

    I arrived at the courthouse early. I was not allowed to bring a cell phone or purse (ladies) into court (as well as weapons, of course). One of the court personnel had us sign a sheet and explained briefly that we would be in one of two lines, pleading guilty and paying the fine (and the $200 Super Speeder, if applicable), requesting a court hearing or requesting a speed reduction.

    When the precedings began, the judge told us that if we wished to speak with lawyer at that time we could do so. Many people left the court to talk to several of the half-dozen lawyers congregating in the court. I remained seated. The judge then explained the different options available to us. It was the same information given previously, with one exception–requesting a speed reduction would entail coming back yet again for another court date. And, of course, we weren’t guaranteed a speed reduction. At this point there was a great murmur in the court as people like me–people that called ahead and tried to get all the correct information–sounded our frustration at this new information. At this point the judge asked us again if we wished to speak with one of the lawyers. Nearly everyone stood and left the courtroom to speak with a lawyer. The first group of lawyers were charging between $250 and $300, I believe + your ticket fine + court costs ($60, by the way, instead of the $40 I was initially told). I tried to listen in on some of the conversations as I was waiting to speak with one of the lawyers and I believe that some of the lawyers were asking for straight cash (an ATM was located down the street for your convenience, sir or maam). The last group of lawyers, two of whom I met with, were charging $200 + your ticket fine + court costs. We all (in my category of 88 in a 70 and facing a Super Speeder) were told that our speed would be reduced to 74 or so and we would receive neither point deductions nor the dreaded Super Speeder fine.

    I won’t name my lawyers, so as to protect the innocent, etc, but one was a man who looked like Lee Harvey Oswald and a woman who favored Liv Tyler. I was able to pay them with a credit card. It was a little awkward because they don’t give you a straight receipt, but rather send you one via e-mail. Get their business card and maybe bring a smartphone (leave it in your car, though) so you can check your e-mail for the receipt.

    After speaking to all of their clients, myself included, they handed the tickets and other paperwork over to the prosecutor and told us that we could go home. I felt a little strange about leaving them to do to do it alone, but this is the way it was.

    I called my lawyer on my way back home and she said that the paperwork was in order and that they were awaiting the judge’s decision. I would receive another e-mail with the results or disposition (?) of the case in a few days. I’ll keep you abreast, when I receive that second e-mail and, of course, after I verify with a court official (whose name I will write down, time and date I called). As you may imagine, I do not wish to visit Darien again, in the near or distant future. I may be avoiding Georgia as well.

    In retrospect, I believe that one of the dozen or so solicitations I received in the mail from Georgia solicitors was $185. So you may get a cheaper lawyer. And, how are they allowed to get your information from you? Is our information a matter of public record? I suppose it is. I believe that legally, a traffic ticket is like an arrest, innocent until proven guilty, just like the police blotter in the paper, right? But them sending us unsolicited “Spam” is not right. Who knows.

    Do what you want, but this is the way I went.

    By the way you may also find the following useful…

    Macintosh County Courthouse
    310 North Way ( Hwy. 17 )
    Darien, Georgia 31305

    Note that the street is “North Way” not “Northway.”

    Approximate Latitude: 31°22’11.27″N
    Approximate Longitude: 81°26’2.53″W

    I was able to find directions using my Garmin GPS, but not Google Earth. If you look it up on Google Earth, it will bring you to a dirt road. About 1.46 miles south of this is the actual courthouse, located on the left side of the road. I have attached three photos, which you may also find helpful.
    rw42ld.jpg
    xpzpjs.jpg
    2ykypas.jpg

    Good luck!

  • #176591792

    Anonymous

    I found this. Dont know if it is helpful….

    http://WWW.Lexis.com:
    (look under TITLE 40 – Motor Vehicles and Traffic Chapter 6)

    § 40-6-9. Challenges to speed limits and other traffic regulations established or enforced by local governing authorities

    (a) As used in this Code section, the term “speed limits” shall be construed to refer to and include stop lights, stop signs, slow signs, yield signs, and any and every other light, device, or sign which may be used to impede, slow, stop, or regulate the speed of motor vehicles on the public highways.

    (b) Any provisions of this chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, whenever any complaint is made to the Governor that any speed limit established by any county or municipal authority is arbitrary or unreasonable, or upon any complaint being made to the Governor that any speed limit established by the state or by any county or municipal governing authority is being enforced primarily for the collection of revenue rather than for purposes of public safety, the Governor may, in his discretion, direct that an investigation and any necessary studies be commenced by the commissioner of public safety or his delegate who shall make a report thereon together with his recommendations as to whether the state should suspend the authority of the applicable local county or municipal governing authorities to enforce speed limits upon any state and federal highways lying within the jurisdiction of such authorities. Upon receipt of a report accompanied by recommendations that the power to enforce speed limits be restricted, the Governor shall furnish a copy of such report to the local authorities affected thereby, together with notice of hearing on the allegations of the report made by the commissioner of public safety or his delegate. Such hearing may be held at such time and such place as may be determined by the Governor but shall not be held less than ten days after notice to the local governing authorities. Such hearing shall be conducted before a board to be composed of the Governor, the Secretary of State, and an appointee of the Governor who is not the Attorney General who shall be reimbursed for the actual and necessary expenses pertaining to their services on the board but who shall receive no other additional compensation for their services thereon. Upon determination by the board that the speed limits established by the county or municipal governing authorities against whom complaint has been brought are either unreasonable or that speed limits are being primarily enforced for the collection of revenue rather than for purposes of public safety, the Governor shall issue his executive order suspending the power of such local governing authority to enforce speed limits on state or federal highways lying within its jurisdiction or on any particular such highway. In the event that this power is suspended, the Governor shall direct the commissioner of public safety to enforce the speed limits on such highways.

    I ALSO FOUND THIS:

    New State Law Gets Tough on Illegal Speeders
    NEW ‘SUPER SPEEDER LAW’ STARTS NEW YEAR WITH NEW FINES

    (JANUARY 1, 2010) Georgia drivers should mark that date on their calendars and put a sticky note next to their keys.. January 1st, 2010. It’s the day the new state ‘Super Speeder Law’ goes into effect in Georgia. And any high-risk drivers who make a habit of ignoring posted speed limits will be the first to feel the pinch of higher state fines (called fees) on their wallets.

    How much higher? The new law titled HB160 tacks-on another two-hundred-dollar state-fee for any driver convicted of speeding at 75-or-more on any two-lane roads.. OR convicted of speeding at 85-and-over anywhere in Georgia. Those new state fees will be in addition to any local fines already in effect in the jurisdiction where the speeding offense occurs.

    Who is a SuperSpeeder? Under the provisions of this new Georgia law, any driver convicted of violating HB160 will now be classified by the state as a ‘Super Speeder’ and subject to an additional fee. The new ‘SuperSpeeder Law’ is designed to get tough on high-risk drivers who’ve been endangering other motorists and ignoring warnings to slow down. On average, there’s a speed-related death-a-day in Georgia!

    The ‘SuperSpeeder Law’ established the new state fees to help police put the brakes on Georgia’s dangerous and illegal speeders. Failure to pay the ‘SuperSpeeder’ fee results in an additional $50.00 fee and the suspension of the offender’s driving privileges and license. ‘SuperSpeeder’ is a highway safety law designed to save lives on our roads by changing the way illegal speeders drive in Georgia… by slowing them down within legal limits.

    And these new fees will save lives another way. Fees collected under the new ‘SuperSpeeder Law’ will be used to help fund Georgia’s trauma care hospital system where approximately sixty-percent of all trauma-care-patients are crash-related. Now for the first time, ‘SuperSpeeders’ will help pay for the hospital beds where their crash-victims are being treated.

    Drivers need to remember: There are safety reasons for posted speed limits. Any time motorists drive at illegal speeds they put themselves, their passengers and others at tremendous risk. Crash forces double on impact with every ten mph increase in speed above fifty. Speed reduces the amount of available time needed to avoid a crash. Georgia’s new ‘Super Speeder Law’ and fees go into effect January 1st, 2010.

    I ALSO FOUND THIS:
    § 40-6-1. Observance of chapter required; punishment for violations generally; maximum fines for certain offenses

    (a) It is unlawful and, unless otherwise declared in this chapter with respect to particular offenses, it is a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this chapter.

    (b) Unless a different maximum fine or greater minimum fine is specifically provided in this chapter for a particular violation, the maximum fine which may be imposed as punishment for a first offense of violating any lawful speed limit established by or pursuant to the provisions of Article 9 of this chapter by exceeding a maximum lawful speed limit:

    (1) By five miles per hour or less shall be no dollars;

    (2) By more than five but not more than ten miles per hour shall not exceed $25.00;

    (3) By more than ten but not more than 14 miles per hour shall not exceed $100.00;

    (4) By more than 14 but less than 19 miles per hour shall not exceed $125.00;

    (5) By 19 or more but less than 24 miles per hour shall not exceed $150.00; or

    (6) By 24 or more but less than 34 miles per hour shall not exceed $500.00.

    I hope this helps someone. I live in GA and got a ticket the other day. Waiting on the ticket to be added now so I can find out what it will cost me.

  • #176597198

    debbie
    Participant

    I found this. Dont know if it is helpful….

    http://WWW.Lexis.com:
    (look under TITLE 40 – Motor Vehicles and Traffic Chapter 6)

    § 40-6-9. Challenges to speed limits and other traffic regulations established or enforced by local governing authorities

    (a) As used in this Code section, the term “speed limits” shall be construed to refer to and include stop lights, stop signs, slow signs, yield signs, and any and every other light, device, or sign which may be used to impede, slow, stop, or regulate the speed of motor vehicles on the public highways.

    (b) Any provisions of this chapter to the contrary notwithstanding, whenever any complaint is made to the Governor that any speed limit established by any county or municipal authority is arbitrary or unreasonable, or upon any complaint being made to the Governor that any speed limit established by the state or by any county or municipal governing authority is being enforced primarily for the collection of revenue rather than for purposes of public safety, the Governor may, in his discretion, direct that an investigation and any necessary studies be commenced by the commissioner of public safety or his delegate who shall make a report thereon together with his recommendations as to whether the state should suspend the authority of the applicable local county or municipal governing authorities to enforce speed limits upon any state and federal highways lying within the jurisdiction of such authorities. Upon receipt of a report accompanied by recommendations that the power to enforce speed limits be restricted, the Governor shall furnish a copy of such report to the local authorities affected thereby, together with notice of hearing on the allegations of the report made by the commissioner of public safety or his delegate. Such hearing may be held at such time and such place as may be determined by the Governor but shall not be held less than ten days after notice to the local governing authorities. Such hearing shall be conducted before a board to be composed of the Governor, the Secretary of State, and an appointee of the Governor who is not the Attorney General who shall be reimbursed for the actual and necessary expenses pertaining to their services on the board but who shall receive no other additional compensation for their services thereon. Upon determination by the board that the speed limits established by the county or municipal governing authorities against whom complaint has been brought are either unreasonable or that speed limits are being primarily enforced for the collection of revenue rather than for purposes of public safety, the Governor shall issue his executive order suspending the power of such local governing authority to enforce speed limits on state or federal highways lying within its jurisdiction or on any particular such highway. In the event that this power is suspended, the Governor shall direct the commissioner of public safety to enforce the speed limits on such highways.

    I ALSO FOUND THIS:

    New State Law Gets Tough on Illegal Speeders
    NEW ‘SUPER SPEEDER LAW’ STARTS NEW YEAR WITH NEW FINES

    (JANUARY 1, 2010) Georgia drivers should mark that date on their calendars and put a sticky note next to their keys.. January 1st, 2010. It’s the day the new state ‘Super Speeder Law’ goes into effect in Georgia. And any high-risk drivers who make a habit of ignoring posted speed limits will be the first to feel the pinch of higher state fines (called fees) on their wallets.

    How much higher? The new law titled HB160 tacks-on another two-hundred-dollar state-fee for any driver convicted of speeding at 75-or-more on any two-lane roads.. OR convicted of speeding at 85-and-over anywhere in Georgia. Those new state fees will be in addition to any local fines already in effect in the jurisdiction where the speeding offense occurs.

    Who is a SuperSpeeder? Under the provisions of this new Georgia law, any driver convicted of violating HB160 will now be classified by the state as a ‘Super Speeder’ and subject to an additional fee. The new ‘SuperSpeeder Law’ is designed to get tough on high-risk drivers who’ve been endangering other motorists and ignoring warnings to slow down. On average, there’s a speed-related death-a-day in Georgia!

    The ‘SuperSpeeder Law’ established the new state fees to help police put the brakes on Georgia’s dangerous and illegal speeders. Failure to pay the ‘SuperSpeeder’ fee results in an additional $50.00 fee and the suspension of the offender’s driving privileges and license. ‘SuperSpeeder’ is a highway safety law designed to save lives on our roads by changing the way illegal speeders drive in Georgia… by slowing them down within legal limits.

    And these new fees will save lives another way. Fees collected under the new ‘SuperSpeeder Law’ will be used to help fund Georgia’s trauma care hospital system where approximately sixty-percent of all trauma-care-patients are crash-related. Now for the first time, ‘SuperSpeeders’ will help pay for the hospital beds where their crash-victims are being treated.

    Drivers need to remember: There are safety reasons for posted speed limits. Any time motorists drive at illegal speeds they put themselves, their passengers and others at tremendous risk. Crash forces double on impact with every ten mph increase in speed above fifty. Speed reduces the amount of available time needed to avoid a crash. Georgia’s new ‘Super Speeder Law’ and fees go into effect January 1st, 2010.

    I ALSO FOUND THIS:
    § 40-6-1. Observance of chapter required; punishment for violations generally; maximum fines for certain offenses

    (a) It is unlawful and, unless otherwise declared in this chapter with respect to particular offenses, it is a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this chapter.

    (b) Unless a different maximum fine or greater minimum fine is specifically provided in this chapter for a particular violation, the maximum fine which may be imposed as punishment for a first offense of violating any lawful speed limit established by or pursuant to the provisions of Article 9 of this chapter by exceeding a maximum lawful speed limit:

    (1) By five miles per hour or less shall be no dollars;

    (2) By more than five but not more than ten miles per hour shall not exceed $25.00;

    (3) By more than ten but not more than 14 miles per hour shall not exceed $100.00;

    (4) By more than 14 but less than 19 miles per hour shall not exceed $125.00;

    (5) By 19 or more but less than 24 miles per hour shall not exceed $150.00; or

    (6) By 24 or more but less than 34 miles per hour shall not exceed $500.00.

    I hope this helps someone. I live in GA and got a ticket the other day. Waiting on the ticket to be added now so I can find out what it will cost me.

  • #176591794

    Anonymous

    I recieved the ticket like everyone else months after the initall one and Conyer seems to be the speed trap area. I honest to GOD thought it was a scam.I called and they told me indeed it was real andif I did not pay it I would lose my liscense well its been a year and a half at least an I still have my Florida drives Liscense.

    I must admit I am now afraid to drive through Georgia. seems Like some of those good ole boys like to treat you like they did “some of them thar folks the movie deleverence. And F u up the a-hole, “. Lisa

  • #176597200

    Lisalbr
    Participant

    I recieved the ticket like everyone else months after the initall one and Conyer seems to be the speed trap area. I honest to GOD thought it was a scam.I called and they told me indeed it was real andif I did not pay it I would lose my liscense well its been a year and a half at least an I still have my Florida drives Liscense.

    I must admit I am now afraid to drive through Georgia. seems Like some of those good ole boys like to treat you like they did “some of them thar folks the movie deleverence. And F u up the a-hole, “. Lisa

  • #176591823

    Anonymous

    I had a similar situation going through Ashuburn, Ga. The officer claimed I was going 89 in 70 MPH limit, but I was doing 80 with my cruise control set on my brand new minivan. The officer claimed that my cruise control, digital AND analog speedometers were not accurate and that the hills (if you can call them that this far south in Georgia) caused fluctuations in the speed. I know there was someone going faster behind me. Just before the officer pulled me over, I had changed lanes to allow the faster, but smaller, car to pass. I believe either his radar picked up that car or he didn’t even use it. He never showed me the radar and I asked he had a picture of my van doing the speed and he said Georgia doesn’t do that but he SAW me. Well, I SAW my speedometer and the faster car. He also made a point of asking me to leave my vehicle next to a busy highway to give me my ticket – no doubt to avoid my husband intervening from the backseat. Now I’m being slapped with a Super Speeder ticket for going over 85 on a highway when I was NOT going that fast. I’m trying to fight it to be reduced to what I WAS doing, but it’s a shame that they are using the highways to produce revenue. I will be writing the Governor and contacting the media about this.

  • #176597229

    Ugajewel
    Participant

    I had a similar situation going through Ashuburn, Ga. The officer claimed I was going 89 in 70 MPH limit, but I was doing 80 with my cruise control set on my brand new minivan. The officer claimed that my cruise control, digital AND analog speedometers were not accurate and that the hills (if you can call them that this far south in Georgia) caused fluctuations in the speed. I know there was someone going faster behind me. Just before the officer pulled me over, I had changed lanes to allow the faster, but smaller, car to pass. I believe either his radar picked up that car or he didn’t even use it. He never showed me the radar and I asked he had a picture of my van doing the speed and he said Georgia doesn’t do that but he SAW me. Well, I SAW my speedometer and the faster car. He also made a point of asking me to leave my vehicle next to a busy highway to give me my ticket – no doubt to avoid my husband intervening from the backseat. Now I’m being slapped with a Super Speeder ticket for going over 85 on a highway when I was NOT going that fast. I’m trying to fight it to be reduced to what I WAS doing, but it’s a shame that they are using the highways to produce revenue. I will be writing the Governor and contacting the media about this.

  • #176591824

    Anonymous

    While I agree that the Super Speeder tack-on fee is garbage, I have to say that every highway in every state has the same speed limit signs posted at regular intervals. I know this because I travel quite a bit and have been through all but Hawaii and Alaska in my travels. It is your responsibility to be aware of the speed limit on whatever roads you travel.

  • #176597230

    shait9
    Participant

    While I agree that the Super Speeder tack-on fee is garbage, I have to say that every highway in every state has the same speed limit signs posted at regular intervals. I know this because I travel quite a bit and have been through all but Hawaii and Alaska in my travels. It is your responsibility to be aware of the speed limit on whatever roads you travel.

  • #176591825

    Anonymous

    According to the DDR website, the additional $200 is used to fund emergency care in trauma centers that take care of, among others, victims of people who drive recklessly.
    Now, you and I both know that is bull. The money, as always, lines the pockets of the state officials.

  • #176597231

    shait9
    Participant

    According to the DDR website, the additional $200 is used to fund emergency care in trauma centers that take care of, among others, victims of people who drive recklessly.
    Now, you and I both know that is bull. The money, as always, lines the pockets of the state officials.

  • #176591826

    Anonymous

    Last year, my girlfriends mother passed. Because they are a very private family, they agreed to have an open casket viewing for the immediate family only, and for just 45 minutes prior to letting others in.
    We live an hour from the funeral home. My girlfriend and her two children (both grown) left in the daughters car with the daughter driving. Turns out they forgot a couple of things, as happens to the best of us, and had to come back almost 20 miles to get them. I met them partway so they would not have to lose too much time. This return trip, of course, had them running late.
    My girlfriend was so upset at the thought of missing the last time she would ever see her moms face, told her daughter to hurry. Hearing this, she sped up to nearly 90. They got pulled over in Clayton County, where the highway speed limit reduces to 55mph.
    The officer was rude and unrelenting, even when they showed him the funeral notice. He ticketed her, kept her license, and, just like everyone here, she paid the fine assigned by the court.
    Months went by and no sign of her license. She decided to just get a new copy of her license as that would be far easier than going through all the hassle of getting them to send back her original. They then told her about the additional fine, and that she has until May 11, 2013 to pay it before more is added on.
    She, too, never got a notice. When she mentioned it, they told her it had been returned, but that she would still have to pay regardless.
    After some research, I found out that the court is not the one who assigns the extra fine. DDR is.

  • #176597232

    shait9
    Participant

    Last year, my girlfriends mother passed. Because they are a very private family, they agreed to have an open casket viewing for the immediate family only, and for just 45 minutes prior to letting others in.
    We live an hour from the funeral home. My girlfriend and her two children (both grown) left in the daughters car with the daughter driving. Turns out they forgot a couple of things, as happens to the best of us, and had to come back almost 20 miles to get them. I met them partway so they would not have to lose too much time. This return trip, of course, had them running late.
    My girlfriend was so upset at the thought of missing the last time she would ever see her moms face, told her daughter to hurry. Hearing this, she sped up to nearly 90. They got pulled over in Clayton County, where the highway speed limit reduces to 55mph.
    The officer was rude and unrelenting, even when they showed him the funeral notice. He ticketed her, kept her license, and, just like everyone here, she paid the fine assigned by the court.
    Months went by and no sign of her license. She decided to just get a new copy of her license as that would be far easier than going through all the hassle of getting them to send back her original. They then told her about the additional fine, and that she has until May 11, 2013 to pay it before more is added on.
    She, too, never got a notice. When she mentioned it, they told her it had been returned, but that she would still have to pay regardless.
    After some research, I found out that the court is not the one who assigns the extra fine. DDR is.

  • #176591831

    Anonymous

    I just received my super speeders fine 6 months after paying my ticket. If I had been informed about these sneaky fine, I may have elected not to pay my ticket. This is unconstitutional! Has anyone not paid the fine that lives in another state? I am. Last interested in a class action suit as well.

    Susan@beausang.com

  • #176597237

    Beaubeau
    Participant

    I just received my super speeders fine 6 months after paying my ticket. If I had been informed about these sneaky fine, I may have elected not to pay my ticket. This is unconstitutional! Has anyone not paid the fine that lives in another state? I am. Last interested in a class action suit as well.

    Susan@beausang.com

  • #176591833

    Anonymous

    WOW, They are getting rich! Same thing here, 88, in a 70. Officer could not tell me the cost of the ticket…NEVER mentioned the super speeder fee. I PAID the $225 speeding ticket. Did NOT pay the super speeder fee, and got the points for the speeding ticket, but no suspension for not paying that bogus fee. I do not live in GA, and hope that dump burns to the ground. STOP PAYING THE SUPER SPEEDER FEE!!!!! It is bullshit, I assume other states recognize that.

  • #176597239

    america
    Participant

    WOW, They are getting rich! Same thing here, 88, in a 70. Officer could not tell me the cost of the ticket…NEVER mentioned the super speeder fee. I PAID the $225 speeding ticket. Did NOT pay the super speeder fee, and got the points for the speeding ticket, but no suspension for not paying that bogus fee. I do not live in GA, and hope that dump burns to the ground. STOP PAYING THE SUPER SPEEDER FEE!!!!! It is bullshit, I assume other states recognize that.

  • #176591834

    Anonymous

    My husband just got his notice, so I found you all and am continuing my investigation on ways to fight back. I found this info. through google, and have copied the results below. I will be sending my info. to Mr. Syfert. Hopefully a suit will come of this.

    Georgia Super Speeder – Class Action | Graham W. Syfert ..

    blog.grahamsyfert.com/…/georgia-super-speeder-class-action.ht.?

    copy and paste the above link into your address bar and it will lead you to his site.

    by Graham Syfert – in 106 Google+ circlesJan 19, 2013 – Georgia Super Speeder – Class Action … a list of clients for a possible class action suit against various entities within the State of Georgia.

    These links are to a news story I also found. In the story, click FOX 31 to see the video. And another video by gulf coast blog podcast.

    http://www.mysouthwestga.com/news/story.aspx?id=701864#.Tv4DATU7W9V
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=csMa7_AyKWM

    Thanks,
    lissybi

  • #176597240

    lissybi
    Participant

    My husband just got his notice, so I found you all and am continuing my investigation on ways to fight back. I found this info. through google, and have copied the results below. I will be sending my info. to Mr. Syfert. Hopefully a suit will come of this.

    Georgia Super Speeder – Class Action | Graham W. Syfert ..

    blog.grahamsyfert.com/…/georgia-super-speeder-class-action.ht.?

    copy and paste the above link into your address bar and it will lead you to his site.

    by Graham Syfert – in 106 Google+ circlesJan 19, 2013 – Georgia Super Speeder – Class Action … a list of clients for a possible class action suit against various entities within the State of Georgia.

    These links are to a news story I also found. In the story, click FOX 31 to see the video. And another video by gulf coast blog podcast.

    http://www.mysouthwestga.com/news/story.aspx?id=701864#.Tv4DATU7W9V
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=csMa7_AyKWM

    Thanks,
    lissybi

  • #176597266

    Abster
    Participant

    Please add me to your list for Super Speeder Class Action Lawsuit. Not sure if I should go ahead and pay the fine. Worried my FL drivers license could be suspended. I just moved to NC and will NC honor the GA license revocation when I apply to change my DL from FL to NC?
    A Covington
    c/o
    sonlantana@gmail.com

  • #176591860

    Anonymous

    Please add me to your list for Super Speeder Class Action Lawsuit. Not sure if I should go ahead and pay the fine. Worried my FL drivers license could be suspended. I just moved to NC and will NC honor the GA license revocation when I apply to change my DL from FL to NC?
    A Covington
    c/o
    sonlantana@gmail.com

  • #176597269

    Tdharris
    Participant

    This is a broken record. Exactly the same thing happened, also in Conyers, Ga. Also going 86 on I-95, also never notified until after I had pled guilty; to avoid a trip back 6 hrs. south from SC. I would gladly participate in a class action lawsuit more for the principle then the amount of the fine. I would have seriously considered fighting the speed at which I was clocked ,being only 2 miles into the SS clause. I was never giving this opportunity. How can a person be charged a fine that he didn’t have the chance to contest. The officer had no knowledge of the speeding ticket amount, approx. 1/2 of the amount of the SS fine, and instructed me to call the phone number on the ticket. Not once did the officer mention the SS stipulation or did the recording on the phone either. Shouldn’t this be required? I feel like I was misled and my legal rights were violated. Please contact me if I have some recourse against this legal matter. I’m looking for advice before the strong arm tactics of Georgia can suspend my license. Thanks.

  • #176591863

    Anonymous

    This is a broken record. Exactly the same thing happened, also in Conyers, Ga. Also going 86 on I-95, also never notified until after I had pled guilty; to avoid a trip back 6 hrs. south from SC. I would gladly participate in a class action lawsuit more for the principle then the amount of the fine. I would have seriously considered fighting the speed at which I was clocked ,being only 2 miles into the SS clause. I was never giving this opportunity. How can a person be charged a fine that he didn’t have the chance to contest. The officer had no knowledge of the speeding ticket amount, approx. 1/2 of the amount of the SS fine, and instructed me to call the phone number on the ticket. Not once did the officer mention the SS stipulation or did the recording on the phone either. Shouldn’t this be required? I feel like I was misled and my legal rights were violated. Please contact me if I have some recourse against this legal matter. I’m looking for advice before the strong arm tactics of Georgia can suspend my license. Thanks.

  • #176597270

    Tdharris
    Participant

    Need help.Class action lawsuit- Super Speeder law.please contact Todd Harris at
    tdharris_surveying@yahoo.com or (843)457-0042. I want to join this suit if it is pursued.

  • #176591864

    Anonymous

    Need help.Class action lawsuit- Super Speeder law.please contact Todd Harris at
    tdharris_surveying@yahoo.com or (843)457-0042. I want to join this suit if it is pursued.

  • #176597274

    hayhay
    Participant

    Same ol’ story…add this Floridian to the list! Shame on you, Georgia!!!

  • #176591868

    Anonymous

    Same ol’ story…add this Floridian to the list! Shame on you, Georgia!!!

  • #176597275

    tcogan50
    Participant

    I would also like to take part in the class action. Thomas Cogan tcogan50@gmail.com

  • #176591869

    Anonymous

    I would also like to take part in the class action. Thomas Cogan tcogan50@gmail.com

  • #176591884

    Anonymous

    Can any one recommend a traffic lawyer for Lenox, GA. I was pulled over on I-75 (city of lenox, GA) a ticket was issued stating 97 in a 70 mile zone. Other bogus citations were issued along with this ticket. Reckless driving, improper lane change, improper stopping on parkway.

    Thank you,

  • #176597290

    afaq
    Participant

    Can any one recommend a traffic lawyer for Lenox, GA. I was pulled over on I-75 (city of lenox, GA) a ticket was issued stating 97 in a 70 mile zone. Other bogus citations were issued along with this ticket. Reckless driving, improper lane change, improper stopping on parkway.

    Thank you,

  • #176591885

    Anonymous

    My son had a DWI and has had to get an interlock on my car because he has no vehicle. I don’t drink at all – never have, never will. I CANNOT PASS THE TEST – it comes “test failed” every time I try it. I have asthma but the lady told me that wouldn’t bother it. Can anybody give me any hints?

  • #176597291

    shadgo
    Participant

    My son had a DWI and has had to get an interlock on my car because he has no vehicle. I don’t drink at all – never have, never will. I CANNOT PASS THE TEST – it comes “test failed” every time I try it. I have asthma but the lady told me that wouldn’t bother it. Can anybody give me any hints?

  • #176591887

    Anonymous

    1. Inhalers are well-known to cause false positives. Keep waterin the car and wait 15 min after your inhaler, then swish with water.

    2. Do you have enough expiratory force?

  • #176597293

    Wanttosucceed
    Participant

    1. Inhalers are well-known to cause false positives. Keep waterin the car and wait 15 min after your inhaler, then swish with water.

    2. Do you have enough expiratory force?

  • #176591889

    Anonymous

    The same thing happened to me word for word. The ticket cost more then my trip down to Florida. After asking three times how much the ticket would cost the officer finally told me 200 PLUS around how fast I was going. I complained about the $286 (which I payed) but then the state sent me ANOTHER $200 bill months later which turned out to be the “super speeder fine”. Also they want an extra $30 to pay online and I’m getting mail from multiple law firms down in georgia who can see all this info? This is corruption. There should definitely be some sort of ground for a class action lawsuit. This is bad.
    please let me know.

    danromanelli@hotmail.com

  • #176597295

    dromanelli
    Participant

    The same thing happened to me word for word. The ticket cost more then my trip down to Florida. After asking three times how much the ticket would cost the officer finally told me 200 PLUS around how fast I was going. I complained about the $286 (which I payed) but then the state sent me ANOTHER $200 bill months later which turned out to be the “super speeder fine”. Also they want an extra $30 to pay online and I’m getting mail from multiple law firms down in georgia who can see all this info? This is corruption. There should definitely be some sort of ground for a class action lawsuit. This is bad.
    please let me know.

    danromanelli@hotmail.com

  • #176591891

    Anonymous

    Same story -May 6, 2013 – on my way to Florida. Pulled over in Conyers, GA. – Turner County. First ever speeding ticket – states I was going 85 in a 70 – NO WAY. I looked down at my speedometer when I saw the officer shooting radar on the side of the interstate and I was going 81. I immediately pulled my foot off of the accelerator thus my car was slowing down from 81. Yes, this was speeding but I figured I was okay due to I was in the middle lane and was being passed in the fast lane by a thousand cars! He pulls out and my husband said, “Here he comes and he’s going after that truck that just flew passed us.” WRONG…he pulls in behind me. I pulled over and he claims I was going 85. I told him that I was going 81 according to my speedometer and he says nothing. He takes my license and heads back to his patrol car. A few minutes later he hands me a ticket. I was pissed because he insisted I was going 85. I asked him how much it would be and he just pointed to a phone # on the back of the ticket and told me to call in about 10 days. I did just that and was told I had to pay $282.00. I nearly threw up over the phone. $282.00!!! Like every else, I paid it because it would have cost me alot more to make a trip from Chattanooga, TN. to Conyers, GA. to go to court. Yesterday, I get this SS bill in the mail. I too thought it was a scam. I called the phone # and a lady informed me it was no scam and the money was being used to support the new trauma center at Grady Memorial in Atlanta – nice thought but I doubt VERY SERIOUSLY that it’s being used for that! I’ve been given till September 2013 to pay or my license gets revoked. Is Georgia crazy!
    PLEASE INCLUDE ME IN ON THE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IF IT’S PURSUED!
    Dianna Blackburn – 423-240-9281 or 423-886-3638 or email me – diannablackburn@hotmail.com or write: 2425 Corral Rd., Signal Mtn.,TN. 37377

  • #176597297

    Dianna
    Participant

    Same story -May 6, 2013 – on my way to Florida. Pulled over in Conyers, GA. – Turner County. First ever speeding ticket – states I was going 85 in a 70 – NO WAY. I looked down at my speedometer when I saw the officer shooting radar on the side of the interstate and I was going 81. I immediately pulled my foot off of the accelerator thus my car was slowing down from 81. Yes, this was speeding but I figured I was okay due to I was in the middle lane and was being passed in the fast lane by a thousand cars! He pulls out and my husband said, “Here he comes and he’s going after that truck that just flew passed us.” WRONG…he pulls in behind me. I pulled over and he claims I was going 85. I told him that I was going 81 according to my speedometer and he says nothing. He takes my license and heads back to his patrol car. A few minutes later he hands me a ticket. I was pissed because he insisted I was going 85. I asked him how much it would be and he just pointed to a phone # on the back of the ticket and told me to call in about 10 days. I did just that and was told I had to pay $282.00. I nearly threw up over the phone. $282.00!!! Like every else, I paid it because it would have cost me alot more to make a trip from Chattanooga, TN. to Conyers, GA. to go to court. Yesterday, I get this SS bill in the mail. I too thought it was a scam. I called the phone # and a lady informed me it was no scam and the money was being used to support the new trauma center at Grady Memorial in Atlanta – nice thought but I doubt VERY SERIOUSLY that it’s being used for that! I’ve been given till September 2013 to pay or my license gets revoked. Is Georgia crazy!
    PLEASE INCLUDE ME IN ON THE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IF IT’S PURSUED!
    Dianna Blackburn – 423-240-9281 or 423-886-3638 or email me – diannablackburn@hotmail.com or write: 2425 Corral Rd., Signal Mtn.,TN. 37377

  • #176591892

    Anonymous

    Based on these findings, I shouldn’t have been charged $282.00 for going 15 miles over, should I?

  • #176597298

    Dianna
    Participant

    Based on these findings, I shouldn’t have been charged $282.00 for going 15 miles over, should I?

  • #176591897

    Anonymous

    NOTE: The following is a copy of the letter I have attached with my $200 check to the great state of Georgia. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Please do all you can to avoid spending money (gas, food, etc.) as you travel through Georgia until the state rights these systemic wrongs.

    ***

    To: Georgia Dept. of Driver Services June 6th, 2013
    CSLR
    P.O. Box 80447
    Conyers, GA 30013

    On May 3, 2013, I received a traffic citation on Interstate 75 in Turner County near Ashburn, Georgia. The citation number is REDACTED and was for driving 86 mph in a 70 mph zone. This citation was incorrect; at the time I was driving 75 mph in a 70 mph zone. The highway patrol officer, Bobby Caton, insisted the state’s speed device was correct, but I know I was driving 75 mph. So, either the speed device was incorrect, or it was aimed at a different vehicle. At any rate, the highway patrol officer issued a citation. I have paid the fine ($282.00) for that citation, not because I am guilty (I am not), but because I can’t afford the time or the gas to come back to Georgia to explain the facts to the court. Yesterday, I received a notice from the State of Georgia telling me that the traffic infraction for which I have been judged guilty carries an additional fine of $200.00. I have been wrongly convicted of one crime twice.

    As you have directed, enclosed is an additional cashier’s check for $200.00. To be clear, I am guilty of driving 75 mph in a 70 mph zone. But, I am not guilty of driving 86 mph in a 70 mph zone nor am I guilty of driving the excessive speed which would result in the additional fine of $200. Please understand I know both the original speeding ticket and this additional “super-speeder” fine are based on a fabrication created by a State of Georgia highway patrol officer, and this lie is the responsibility of the State of Georgia to correct and to ensure it never happens again.

    Note that it appears the State of Georgia has created a false Driver’s License for me (LIC. NO REDACTED). It is against Florida law for me to have an active driver’s license in both Florida, my state of residence, and any other state. If the State of Georgia has established a driver’s license under my name, you must cancel it immediately and remove all records of its existence. I have never applied for a driver’s license in Georgia and it appears the State of Georgia has stolen some of the personal identity information contained on my Florida driver’s license to create a new identity with a Georgia driver’s license.

    Because of this incident, and the dishonesty of the State of Georgia, I will do my small part to ensure that the people I know, and the people they know, avoid travelling through, or spending money in, your state. If this lie had been perpetrated on me, and me alone, we could conclude that it is just a small problem, but the following URL indicates the State of Georgia has a systemic problem of lying and stealing from out-of-state drivers: http://forums.motorists.org/read.php?2,1521,1577

    Sincerely,

    REDACTED
    REDACTED
    REDACTED
    REDACTED

    ***

  • #176597303

    LightTruth
    Participant

    NOTE: The following is a copy of the letter I have attached with my $200 check to the great state of Georgia. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Please do all you can to avoid spending money (gas, food, etc.) as you travel through Georgia until the state rights these systemic wrongs.

    ***

    To: Georgia Dept. of Driver Services June 6th, 2013
    CSLR
    P.O. Box 80447
    Conyers, GA 30013

    On May 3, 2013, I received a traffic citation on Interstate 75 in Turner County near Ashburn, Georgia. The citation number is REDACTED and was for driving 86 mph in a 70 mph zone. This citation was incorrect; at the time I was driving 75 mph in a 70 mph zone. The highway patrol officer, Bobby Caton, insisted the state’s speed device was correct, but I know I was driving 75 mph. So, either the speed device was incorrect, or it was aimed at a different vehicle. At any rate, the highway patrol officer issued a citation. I have paid the fine ($282.00) for that citation, not because I am guilty (I am not), but because I can’t afford the time or the gas to come back to Georgia to explain the facts to the court. Yesterday, I received a notice from the State of Georgia telling me that the traffic infraction for which I have been judged guilty carries an additional fine of $200.00. I have been wrongly convicted of one crime twice.

    As you have directed, enclosed is an additional cashier’s check for $200.00. To be clear, I am guilty of driving 75 mph in a 70 mph zone. But, I am not guilty of driving 86 mph in a 70 mph zone nor am I guilty of driving the excessive speed which would result in the additional fine of $200. Please understand I know both the original speeding ticket and this additional “super-speeder” fine are based on a fabrication created by a State of Georgia highway patrol officer, and this lie is the responsibility of the State of Georgia to correct and to ensure it never happens again.

    Note that it appears the State of Georgia has created a false Driver’s License for me (LIC. NO REDACTED). It is against Florida law for me to have an active driver’s license in both Florida, my state of residence, and any other state. If the State of Georgia has established a driver’s license under my name, you must cancel it immediately and remove all records of its existence. I have never applied for a driver’s license in Georgia and it appears the State of Georgia has stolen some of the personal identity information contained on my Florida driver’s license to create a new identity with a Georgia driver’s license.

    Because of this incident, and the dishonesty of the State of Georgia, I will do my small part to ensure that the people I know, and the people they know, avoid travelling through, or spending money in, your state. If this lie had been perpetrated on me, and me alone, we could conclude that it is just a small problem, but the following URL indicates the State of Georgia has a systemic problem of lying and stealing from out-of-state drivers: http://forums.motorists.org/read.php?2,1521,1577

    Sincerely,

    REDACTED
    REDACTED
    REDACTED
    REDACTED

    ***

  • #176591898

    Anonymous

    Add me to the class action lawsuit

  • #176597304

    cmw347
    Participant

    Add me to the class action lawsuit

  • #176591899

    Anonymous

    Dont forget… that fine on the list DOES NOT include court cost. Im not sure what court cost is, but it wouldnt hurt to find out. Then subtract the court cost and that will be what your actual fine was.

  • #176597305

    debbie
    Participant

    Dont forget… that fine on the list DOES NOT include court cost. Im not sure what court cost is, but it wouldnt hurt to find out. Then subtract the court cost and that will be what your actual fine was.

  • #176591906

    Anonymous

    This just happened to me. Same situations all the other people describe. Please add me to the list.
    Michael Summers
    msummers1953@gmail.com

  • #176597312

    mss53
    Participant

    This just happened to me. Same situations all the other people describe. Please add me to the list.
    Michael Summers
    msummers1953@gmail.com

  • #176591907

    Anonymous

    Add me as well. Same bs.

  • #176597313

    mss53
    Participant

    Add me as well. Same bs.

  • #176591913

    Anonymous

    [size=large]Please add me as well as I would relish the opportunity to contribute to this effort.

    Jeff Newlin
    jdnewlin@gmail.com
    (843) 822-4405
    Resident of Charleston, SC, but have had a GA driver’s license within the past 15 years.

    Was never informed by police officer, courts, nor the DDS about this “Super Speeder” nonsense.
    — Furthermore, no reasonable attempt to initiate contact with me about this additional punitive measure was ever made, admittedly so by the DDS representative I had the firm displeasure of speaking with yesterday.

    Not only was she obtuse and clueless, but she was threatening me that if I did not pay this $200 Super Speeder fine, along with the now accumulated $50 reinstatement fee that she would contact the SC DMV directly and see to it, personally, that my current license was suspended immediately.

    Absolutely ridiculous.
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  • #176597319

    GAfan360
    Participant

    [size=large]Please add me as well as I would relish the opportunity to contribute to this effort.

    Jeff Newlin
    jdnewlin@gmail.com
    (843) 822-4405
    Resident of Charleston, SC, but have had a GA driver’s license within the past 15 years.

    Was never informed by police officer, courts, nor the DDS about this “Super Speeder” nonsense.
    — Furthermore, no reasonable attempt to initiate contact with me about this additional punitive measure was ever made, admittedly so by the DDS representative I had the firm displeasure of speaking with yesterday.

    Not only was she obtuse and clueless, but she was threatening me that if I did not pay this $200 Super Speeder fine, along with the now accumulated $50 reinstatement fee that she would contact the SC DMV directly and see to it, personally, that my current license was suspended immediately.

    Absolutely ridiculous.
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  • #176591912

    Anonymous

    Please add me to the action.
    I was pulled at Ashburn GA on I-75 in Feb. I was given an instruction sheet on how to pay. I don’t live there, just passed it on the way to FL.
    I did not bother to go court and paid online. On the back of the sheet, it had the “Super Speeder” law saying there was additional $200. — but did not mention who is going to collect the additional $200 SS fee.
    So, when I went to online paying the citation in April before the deadline, there were 3 items there:
    1. fine for speeding – $199
    2. Item related to SuperSpeeder – $200
    3. Process fee: – $33

    I went ahead without questioning and paid $423.00 and though I took my medicine for the mistake I made.

    I was wrong! Yesterday, I got a letter from DDS and was requested to pay another $200 SS fee otherwise my license will be suspended.
    I went to online to pull the citation ticket again, there is no itemized information any more. Just showing fine of $399.

    I went to DDS office this morning, and was told Ashburn country was not supposed to collect SS fee. I called Ashburn country, and told that the fine was #399 in their county for 85~88mph in 70mph, and there was not other item in the ticket.

    Now I regret I did not save the screen of payment before I clicked the payment submit. I should have been to DDS website FAQ described in the DDS letter ,which came more than 2 months after I paid, and refused to pay the second item in my original citation ticket.

    What a conspiracy!

  • #176597318

    lzhou
    Participant

    Please add me to the action.
    I was pulled at Ashburn GA on I-75 in Feb. I was given an instruction sheet on how to pay. I don’t live there, just passed it on the way to FL.
    I did not bother to go court and paid online. On the back of the sheet, it had the “Super Speeder” law saying there was additional $200. — but did not mention who is going to collect the additional $200 SS fee.
    So, when I went to online paying the citation in April before the deadline, there were 3 items there:
    1. fine for speeding – $199
    2. Item related to SuperSpeeder – $200
    3. Process fee: – $33

    I went ahead without questioning and paid $423.00 and though I took my medicine for the mistake I made.

    I was wrong! Yesterday, I got a letter from DDS and was requested to pay another $200 SS fee otherwise my license will be suspended.
    I went to online to pull the citation ticket again, there is no itemized information any more. Just showing fine of $399.

    I went to DDS office this morning, and was told Ashburn country was not supposed to collect SS fee. I called Ashburn country, and told that the fine was #399 in their county for 85~88mph in 70mph, and there was not other item in the ticket.

    Now I regret I did not save the screen of payment before I clicked the payment submit. I should have been to DDS website FAQ described in the DDS letter ,which came more than 2 months after I paid, and refused to pay the second item in my original citation ticket.

    What a conspiracy!

  • #176591915

    Anonymous

    Please add me to your list also.

    John Morgan
    geemor@aol.com

  • #176597321

    John
    Participant

    Please add me to your list also.

    John Morgan
    geemor@aol.com

  • #176591916

    Anonymous

    I got stopped by a donut muncher in Mccintosh Co. 85 in a 70 he blubbered. After some debate and anger I paid the $200 + fine. No mention of super speeder fee until two months later. That is complete bs. You cant spring this on me after I agree to pay the initial fee. I wasn’t agreeing to pay another $200.

    Add me to the Class action suit please.

    Ira Wagler
    Leola, PA
    iraleewagler@gmail.com.

    I do not plan to pay the 200$ fee. I don’t think GA can suspend my license in PA and I never plan to move to that evil state. You lost the war get used to it!!!
    If GA alerts PA and I get points up here I will let you know.

  • #176597322

    barefootamish
    Participant

    I got stopped by a donut muncher in Mccintosh Co. 85 in a 70 he blubbered. After some debate and anger I paid the $200 + fine. No mention of super speeder fee until two months later. That is complete bs. You cant spring this on me after I agree to pay the initial fee. I wasn’t agreeing to pay another $200.

    Add me to the Class action suit please.

    Ira Wagler
    Leola, PA
    iraleewagler@gmail.com.

    I do not plan to pay the 200$ fee. I don’t think GA can suspend my license in PA and I never plan to move to that evil state. You lost the war get used to it!!!
    If GA alerts PA and I get points up here I will let you know.

  • #176591910

    Anonymous

    Add me to class action suit.meronekh@msn.com

  • #176597316

    allanmeronek
    Participant

    Add me to class action suit.meronekh@msn.com

  • #176591923

    Anonymous

    PLEASE add me to any class action suit:

    Morazzanol@yahoo.com

    Was being tailgated by a large black SUV, my car on cruise set at 80 to keep up with traffic. I accelerate to pass cars to get out of black SUV’s way and I am pulled over for 86 in a 70. I don’t argue with the polite policeman mainly b/c I don’t understand much of his thick accent. I live in Texas and still could not decipher much. Tho, I am CERTAIN he said nothing about the 200.00 bonus fee!! I found out when researching how to handle the ticket (which I’m sure is the information I could not understand…only got “86 in 70…14 days…phone number here…equipment calibrated…”)

    I plan to call and explain my story, tho yes i was speeding faster than the posted limit of 70 and would still have been even had I not been trying to get away from tailgator going way too fast. I find the bonus fee absurd given that you are not informed until much later unless you look it up yourself. Especially when my license clearly shows I’m not from Georgia. Thankfully.

  • #176597329

    Docloraine
    Participant

    PLEASE add me to any class action suit:

    Morazzanol@yahoo.com

    Was being tailgated by a large black SUV, my car on cruise set at 80 to keep up with traffic. I accelerate to pass cars to get out of black SUV’s way and I am pulled over for 86 in a 70. I don’t argue with the polite policeman mainly b/c I don’t understand much of his thick accent. I live in Texas and still could not decipher much. Tho, I am CERTAIN he said nothing about the 200.00 bonus fee!! I found out when researching how to handle the ticket (which I’m sure is the information I could not understand…only got “86 in 70…14 days…phone number here…equipment calibrated…”)

    I plan to call and explain my story, tho yes i was speeding faster than the posted limit of 70 and would still have been even had I not been trying to get away from tailgator going way too fast. I find the bonus fee absurd given that you are not informed until much later unless you look it up yourself. Especially when my license clearly shows I’m not from Georgia. Thankfully.

  • #176591901

    Anonymous

    Noted this lawyer in GA trying to organize a class action lawsuit:

    http://blog.grahamsyfert.com/2013/01/georgia-super-speeder-class-action.html

  • #176597307

    jal305
    Participant

    Noted this lawyer in GA trying to organize a class action lawsuit:

    http://blog.grahamsyfert.com/2013/01/georgia-super-speeder-class-action.html

  • #176591932

    Anonymous

    add me to the class action please – danielle@hardoon.com

  • #176597338

    dre1091
    Participant

    add me to the class action please – danielle@hardoon.com

  • #176591925

    Anonymous

    I have a similar story with many I’ve read on this thread. I was returning from Florida, heading home to Ohio. I was passing thru Darien, and my cruise control was set at 74 (in a 70 zone). When the officer pulled behind me with his lights on, I glanced at my speedometer, which said 74, I glanced at my GPS, which said 74. He said that he clocked me at 85. I NEVER drive 85.

    Seeing that I had to appear in MacIntosh county, with an attorney, and could not afford that, I just went ahead and saved up the $180 fine, and sent it in.

    A couple of weeks later, received the super speeder fine in the mail.

    I refuse to pay them any more money. It really bothers me that I wasn’t speeding (as the officer said). I didn’t do what he claimed. If I WAS guilty, then shame on me, and I’ll pay what I owe. But I was falsely given a citation.

    So, I’ve been told that Georgia doesn’t report to Ohio, and if so, I WILL NOT pay this fine.

  • #176597331

    musicmike4
    Participant

    I have a similar story with many I’ve read on this thread. I was returning from Florida, heading home to Ohio. I was passing thru Darien, and my cruise control was set at 74 (in a 70 zone). When the officer pulled behind me with his lights on, I glanced at my speedometer, which said 74, I glanced at my GPS, which said 74. He said that he clocked me at 85. I NEVER drive 85.

    Seeing that I had to appear in MacIntosh county, with an attorney, and could not afford that, I just went ahead and saved up the $180 fine, and sent it in.

    A couple of weeks later, received the super speeder fine in the mail.

    I refuse to pay them any more money. It really bothers me that I wasn’t speeding (as the officer said). I didn’t do what he claimed. If I WAS guilty, then shame on me, and I’ll pay what I owe. But I was falsely given a citation.

    So, I’ve been told that Georgia doesn’t report to Ohio, and if so, I WILL NOT pay this fine.

  • #176591983

    Anonymous

    I am replying because I had the same thing happen to me. The difference is that I just recently moved to Georgia and have been living here since 2009 and did not know about this law but just last month I got pulled over and learned about it. My incident was similar to mlippert.

    I was on my way back from visiting family in Kentucky which I accustom going every other month. But this one time, just as I was just entering Georgia a black Nissan Titan Truck merged into my lane from the far left lane and all of a sudden slammed his breaks in front of me. “I did not panic but quickly acted and moved to the far left lane to avoid hitting the truck”, if I would have NOT done that I would have crashed. Minutes after moving back to the right lane an officer who was parked at the entry of the highway when the Nissan Truck pulled up into my lane sounded off his sirens and pulled me over. Unlike most officers he did not ask where I was going or if I knew why I was being pulled over. Nevertheless I did ask why he had pulled me over and very sarcastically told me that I was speeding. I denied it and pointed out the truck that was speeding. I even went as far as to ask him if he was visually impaired because anyone could see that the truck who swerved into my lane was the speeder and not me. I know that was inappropriate question but I was so MAD at him and still nervous from almost crashing.

    Well, I decided to fight the ticket and took it to court because I felt an injustice act by the officer. To my surprise I lost the fight and not because I did not have proof but because I did not hire an attorney to advice me on accepting a plea. It was a nightmare! I stood in the courtroom all day because they left my hearing for last because the officer was not present; therefore we had to wait for the officer to arrive. I requested a dismissal but was denied because the OFFICER was on duty and would arrive shortly. My civil rights went out the window. Not to mention that prior to the hearing the DA questioned me behind closed doors and advice me to take a plea of reducing my speed to avoiding additional fees which he (DA) did NOT explained were the SUPER SPEEDER fees. I learned about those fees later, when I received the letter from DDS. The worst thing is that I have never had a speeding ticket in my life I hold a perfect driving record and NOW I am being threaten to have my license suspended. I HATE this law and see no benefit of it; it is defiantly not deterrence for speeding if that is what they call it. I have seen so much ABUSE of authority in the state of Georgia that I am going to start a petition to have these preposterous LAWS changed and removed. If you are interested please reply and I will send you a copy of the letter and petition I am preparing. I want to thank you for sharing your experience with us and helpful to me for inspiring me to get this petition going.
    Good luck and I hope we can get together and change this law in particular.

    Respectfully,
    Cyndi

  • #176597389

    Cyndi28
    Participant

    I am replying because I had the same thing happen to me. The difference is that I just recently moved to Georgia and have been living here since 2009 and did not know about this law but just last month I got pulled over and learned about it. My incident was similar to mlippert.

    I was on my way back from visiting family in Kentucky which I accustom going every other month. But this one time, just as I was just entering Georgia a black Nissan Titan Truck merged into my lane from the far left lane and all of a sudden slammed his breaks in front of me. “I did not panic but quickly acted and moved to the far left lane to avoid hitting the truck”, if I would have NOT done that I would have crashed. Minutes after moving back to the right lane an officer who was parked at the entry of the highway when the Nissan Truck pulled up into my lane sounded off his sirens and pulled me over. Unlike most officers he did not ask where I was going or if I knew why I was being pulled over. Nevertheless I did ask why he had pulled me over and very sarcastically told me that I was speeding. I denied it and pointed out the truck that was speeding. I even went as far as to ask him if he was visually impaired because anyone could see that the truck who swerved into my lane was the speeder and not me. I know that was inappropriate question but I was so MAD at him and still nervous from almost crashing.

    Well, I decided to fight the ticket and took it to court because I felt an injustice act by the officer. To my surprise I lost the fight and not because I did not have proof but because I did not hire an attorney to advice me on accepting a plea. It was a nightmare! I stood in the courtroom all day because they left my hearing for last because the officer was not present; therefore we had to wait for the officer to arrive. I requested a dismissal but was denied because the OFFICER was on duty and would arrive shortly. My civil rights went out the window. Not to mention that prior to the hearing the DA questioned me behind closed doors and advice me to take a plea of reducing my speed to avoiding additional fees which he (DA) did NOT explained were the SUPER SPEEDER fees. I learned about those fees later, when I received the letter from DDS. The worst thing is that I have never had a speeding ticket in my life I hold a perfect driving record and NOW I am being threaten to have my license suspended. I HATE this law and see no benefit of it; it is defiantly not deterrence for speeding if that is what they call it. I have seen so much ABUSE of authority in the state of Georgia that I am going to start a petition to have these preposterous LAWS changed and removed. If you are interested please reply and I will send you a copy of the letter and petition I am preparing. I want to thank you for sharing your experience with us and helpful to me for inspiring me to get this petition going.
    Good luck and I hope we can get together and change this law in particular.

    Respectfully,
    Cyndi

  • #176591982

    Anonymous

    I have not had the opportunity to ask the insurance company about yours and mine question “on how if any it would affect our premiums” but I will try to get an answer. What I can tell you is that I am going to try everything in my power to change this ridiculous law. I am in the process of putting together a petition and have as many as possible sign it. Once I have a lot of signatures I will be sending a copy to every state representative. If you are interested in helping change this law please reply. Thank you for sharing your experience; it was sad but very helpful to me.

  • #176597388

    Cyndi28
    Participant

    I have not had the opportunity to ask the insurance company about yours and mine question “on how if any it would affect our premiums” but I will try to get an answer. What I can tell you is that I am going to try everything in my power to change this ridiculous law. I am in the process of putting together a petition and have as many as possible sign it. Once I have a lot of signatures I will be sending a copy to every state representative. If you are interested in helping change this law please reply. Thank you for sharing your experience; it was sad but very helpful to me.

  • #176591973

    Anonymous

    I am very much interested in joining please contact me. I am also putting together a petition. I just recently got a citation and had similar experience.
    “Let’s get together and change this preposterous Georgia Law. “

    Thank you for standing up for what you believe and for what is fair. God Bless you.

    Cyndi
    tita2869@gmail.com

    P.S. I hope to hear from you soon.

  • #176597379

    Cyndi28
    Participant

    I am very much interested in joining please contact me. I am also putting together a petition. I just recently got a citation and had similar experience.
    “Let’s get together and change this preposterous Georgia Law. “

    Thank you for standing up for what you believe and for what is fair. God Bless you.

    Cyndi
    tita2869@gmail.com

    P.S. I hope to hear from you soon.

  • #176591974

    Anonymous

    I agree with you. I have a friend who is an attorney (no names mentioned) and that is EXACTLY what he told me. The money is just another donation to the state courts and officials. Lets get together and REMOVE this law. I am in the process of getting together a petition and a copy will be forward to all the state represtative. If you are interested please REPLY.

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

    Regards,
    Cyndi

  • #176597380

    Cyndi28
    Participant

    I agree with you. I have a friend who is an attorney (no names mentioned) and that is EXACTLY what he told me. The money is just another donation to the state courts and officials. Lets get together and REMOVE this law. I am in the process of getting together a petition and a copy will be forward to all the state represtative. If you are interested please REPLY.

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

    Regards,
    Cyndi

  • #176591975

    Anonymous

    Same story here… please add me to any class action suit.

    teichertnc@windstream.net

  • #176597381

    Christine
    Participant

    Same story here… please add me to any class action suit.

    teichertnc@windstream.net

  • #176591976

    Anonymous

    Hello musicmike4 , I agree 100% I feel the same way. “Why should I have to pay any more money!” Just make sure that GA DDS does not report to Ohio. Best of Luck.

  • #176597382

    Cyndi28
    Participant

    Hello musicmike4 , I agree 100% I feel the same way. “Why should I have to pay any more money!” Just make sure that GA DDS does not report to Ohio. Best of Luck.

  • #176591979

    Anonymous

    My son also received super speeder ticket which he paid after paying the initial ticket…today received notice from State of De that they are suspending his license for 2 months…he is going to be staying in GA for a while and as previously noted there is a license number on that super speeder ticket. So should he surrender his De license to DE and use the license number on his super speeder ticket to get that GA license???

  • #176597385

    catjaj
    Participant

    My son also received super speeder ticket which he paid after paying the initial ticket…today received notice from State of De that they are suspending his license for 2 months…he is going to be staying in GA for a while and as previously noted there is a license number on that super speeder ticket. So should he surrender his De license to DE and use the license number on his super speeder ticket to get that GA license???

  • #176591980

    Anonymous

    Ok, so I was searching the internet to find out how much my ticket is going to cost me because it is not up yet on their website, my citation is for “following to closely” “1/2 car length from vehicle in front” but it also says “warning for speeding 85/70” My question to you all is, Am I in jeopardy of receiving a “super speeder” ticket as well after I pay this ticket? This happen in Darien, Georgia I am from Florida so I have never heard of them doing something like this before and I am just worried now?

  • #176597386

    theresa2467
    Participant

    Ok, so I was searching the internet to find out how much my ticket is going to cost me because it is not up yet on their website, my citation is for “following to closely” “1/2 car length from vehicle in front” but it also says “warning for speeding 85/70” My question to you all is, Am I in jeopardy of receiving a “super speeder” ticket as well after I pay this ticket? This happen in Darien, Georgia I am from Florida so I have never heard of them doing something like this before and I am just worried now?

  • #176591981

    Anonymous

    A class action will FAIL. Law says you have to be CONVICTED of over 75 in 2 lane, or over 85 on highway. THAT’s WHY the superspeeder is delayed & mailed AFTER the original ticket is found guilty. It’s a driving license fee (DDS fee), not a court ticket fee. http://www.dds.ga.gov/faqs/index.aspx?faqcategoryid=34

    Fee is going to hospital trauma units, in which 63% of patients are crash victims.

    In reading through, and glancing through postings in this forum, doesn’t anyone take responsibility?

    If a highway is 75, and you’re going over 85 give it up. That’s unnecessarily fast & known that you’re at high risk for police and courts to be unfavorable to you. Set cruise at 82 and you’ll have no problems… and still get there fast. I’ve seen almost no posters say “I was going unusually fast and it was a big mistake.” In and among your justifications for your anger, could you add a little self-awareness that you WERE speeding and it WAS fast enough to be UNREASONABLE. BTW, if you think 85+ is a good cruising speed ROUTINELY, you aren’t a “safe driver.”

    I get the anger at the surprise later $200. But the original offense was so eggregious, that it’s hard to keep arguing righteously as though it was natural to be going that fast in spite of POSTED speed signs. Add that if you’d googled, it’s all over the internet when you put in Georgia and speeding ticket. Plus a few calls to the court with a well worded question WILL get you the info needed. “Is this it, any other points, fees?” So a responsible person who researched, would have the data quickly enough to decide whether to fight the ticket. BTW, the police aren’t remotely responsible for knowing and saying what a ticket fee will be.

    I get upset when I’ve gotten a ticket and I too vent, even when at fault. But I don’t see anyone here acknowledging that they were way into high speed. And that’s the point of the law. I’ve been almost run down by people crusing at +85, and (with others at +85) it’s not pleasant to have to break or turn off my cruise and sit and wait for them to manever and weave, before I can get going again. So at least in the venting, acknowledge that you were way over what most people drive at — and more than what’s considered safe cruising speed in this country — whether you agree or not that it should be.

  • #176597387

    sunshine
    Participant

    A class action will FAIL. Law says you have to be CONVICTED of over 75 in 2 lane, or over 85 on highway. THAT’s WHY the superspeeder is delayed & mailed AFTER the original ticket is found guilty. It’s a driving license fee (DDS fee), not a court ticket fee. http://www.dds.ga.gov/faqs/index.aspx?faqcategoryid=34

    Fee is going to hospital trauma units, in which 63% of patients are crash victims.

    In reading through, and glancing through postings in this forum, doesn’t anyone take responsibility?

    If a highway is 75, and you’re going over 85 give it up. That’s unnecessarily fast & known that you’re at high risk for police and courts to be unfavorable to you. Set cruise at 82 and you’ll have no problems… and still get there fast. I’ve seen almost no posters say “I was going unusually fast and it was a big mistake.” In and among your justifications for your anger, could you add a little self-awareness that you WERE speeding and it WAS fast enough to be UNREASONABLE. BTW, if you think 85+ is a good cruising speed ROUTINELY, you aren’t a “safe driver.”

    I get the anger at the surprise later $200. But the original offense was so eggregious, that it’s hard to keep arguing righteously as though it was natural to be going that fast in spite of POSTED speed signs. Add that if you’d googled, it’s all over the internet when you put in Georgia and speeding ticket. Plus a few calls to the court with a well worded question WILL get you the info needed. “Is this it, any other points, fees?” So a responsible person who researched, would have the data quickly enough to decide whether to fight the ticket. BTW, the police aren’t remotely responsible for knowing and saying what a ticket fee will be.

    I get upset when I’ve gotten a ticket and I too vent, even when at fault. But I don’t see anyone here acknowledging that they were way into high speed. And that’s the point of the law. I’ve been almost run down by people crusing at +85, and (with others at +85) it’s not pleasant to have to break or turn off my cruise and sit and wait for them to manever and weave, before I can get going again. So at least in the venting, acknowledge that you were way over what most people drive at — and more than what’s considered safe cruising speed in this country — whether you agree or not that it should be.

  • #176591962

    Anonymous

    [size=x-large][/size]

    First, I am not advocating speeding–thus my reason for using cruise control especially on I95. 2nd, I too got nailed in Darien GA, on 95S in May, 2013, by Trooper Brant Gaither. I had my cruise control but— here is the God’s honest truth. I was minding my own business and was in the middle lane. There was another car behind me and fairly close. THEN all of a sudden- A medium sized blue truck crossed the line into my lane and to avoid a potentially fatal accident, I hit the gas and went over to the empty left lane at which time instantaneously, THERE WERE THE TROOPERS–behind the bushes on the left. In my mirror, I saw the Trooper spin out while turning around to get to me. With that, I went over to the shoulder and waited for him to catch up to me. He said I was going 20 mph over. I explained what happened and said I haven’t had a speeding ticket since the 70’s, all which was true and he gave me the ticket. All he said to my explanation was that I had the option to slow down and allow the truck to come into my lane…REALLY, and cause the driver behind me to crash into me while hitting the truck as well??? I even thought it may have been a set up since the troopers were so close to the “scene” of the crime. I asked him how much was the ticket and he said I needed to call the number. The court date was this past July and although, I thought I had a good “guilty” with explanation, it just wasn’t worth driving hundreds of miles to GA, spend the night in a hotel and drive hundreds of miles back home to MD. So I paid the $215 ticket, just to receive the SS fine notice in the mail last week. Once again, had I known about this, I may have shown up in court, knowing there was a good chance Brant Gaither would not have shown up. When you contact the automated recording, there is no mention of the SS fine. I believe in full disclosure and that didn’t happen. Why can’t they tell you all your options on that lame automated system and then you can make an intelligent decision based on all the facts. This whole thing is shady, and not being a resident of GA, I had no way of knowing this.

    YES, PLEASE ADD ME TO THE LIST OF A CLASS ACTION SUIT OR A PETITION FOR FULL DISCLOSURE. WE ARE BEING FLEECED AND DUPED AND ONCE AGAIN, THIS ISN’T ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT YOU’RE SPEEDING, THIS IS ABOUT NOT BEING TOLD WHAT TO EXPECT AND ONCE YOU PAY THE FINE, YOU RECEIVE ANOTHER PRESENT IN THE MAIL DECLARING THAT YOUR LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED IF YOU DON’T PAY THE ADDITIONAL FINE. SERIOUSLY???????

  • #176597368

    deniseinmd
    Participant

    [size=x-large][/size]

    First, I am not advocating speeding–thus my reason for using cruise control especially on I95. 2nd, I too got nailed in Darien GA, on 95S in May, 2013, by Trooper Brant Gaither. I had my cruise control but— here is the God’s honest truth. I was minding my own business and was in the middle lane. There was another car behind me and fairly close. THEN all of a sudden- A medium sized blue truck crossed the line into my lane and to avoid a potentially fatal accident, I hit the gas and went over to the empty left lane at which time instantaneously, THERE WERE THE TROOPERS–behind the bushes on the left. In my mirror, I saw the Trooper spin out while turning around to get to me. With that, I went over to the shoulder and waited for him to catch up to me. He said I was going 20 mph over. I explained what happened and said I haven’t had a speeding ticket since the 70’s, all which was true and he gave me the ticket. All he said to my explanation was that I had the option to slow down and allow the truck to come into my lane…REALLY, and cause the driver behind me to crash into me while hitting the truck as well??? I even thought it may have been a set up since the troopers were so close to the “scene” of the crime. I asked him how much was the ticket and he said I needed to call the number. The court date was this past July and although, I thought I had a good “guilty” with explanation, it just wasn’t worth driving hundreds of miles to GA, spend the night in a hotel and drive hundreds of miles back home to MD. So I paid the $215 ticket, just to receive the SS fine notice in the mail last week. Once again, had I known about this, I may have shown up in court, knowing there was a good chance Brant Gaither would not have shown up. When you contact the automated recording, there is no mention of the SS fine. I believe in full disclosure and that didn’t happen. Why can’t they tell you all your options on that lame automated system and then you can make an intelligent decision based on all the facts. This whole thing is shady, and not being a resident of GA, I had no way of knowing this.

    YES, PLEASE ADD ME TO THE LIST OF A CLASS ACTION SUIT OR A PETITION FOR FULL DISCLOSURE. WE ARE BEING FLEECED AND DUPED AND ONCE AGAIN, THIS ISN’T ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT YOU’RE SPEEDING, THIS IS ABOUT NOT BEING TOLD WHAT TO EXPECT AND ONCE YOU PAY THE FINE, YOU RECEIVE ANOTHER PRESENT IN THE MAIL DECLARING THAT YOUR LICENSE WILL BE SUSPENDED IF YOU DON’T PAY THE ADDITIONAL FINE. SERIOUSLY???????

  • #176591966

    Anonymous

    [size=x-large][/size]

    I just wrote a lengthy reply to these posts and it must have timed out. I too got nailed on 95S in Darien GA by Trooper Brant Gaither in May of this year. Yes, I was speeding and I am not contesting nor advocating speeding. I had my cruise control on, but when a medium sized truck came into my lane, to avoid hitting him, I quickly responded by hitting the gas and flew into the “empty” left lane and within an instant behind the bushes were the Troopers. I saw Gaither spin out while turning around to get to me. I quietly waited on the shoulder for him to catch up. I explained the circumstance and all he said was you had the option of slowing down and letting him come in to your lane. REALLY, so the guy behind me could slam into me going 70+ mph and me hitting the truck as well. I paid the fine knowing it would not be cost effective to travel back to GA, stay in a hotel and travel back. Never on the lame automated system entailing the fine amounts did it mention the SS fine. I believe in full disclosure and had I known there would be an extra $200 tacked on to the fine, I would have bit the bullet and shown up in court. There is something very shady about this. We are being fleeced and if you know the rules of the game then you can play the game. WE WERE NEVER TOLD THE RULES WHICH WOULD HAVE ALLOWED US TO MAKE AN INTELLIGENT DECISION AS TO PAY OR CONTEST THE FINE BASED ON THE FACTS. PLEASE ADD ME TO THE CLASS ACTION SUIT OR A PETITION TO FULL DISCLOSURE.

    DENISE BEHR
    ROCKVILLE, MD
    JAZ051060@AOL.COM

  • #176597372

    deniseinmd
    Participant

    [size=x-large][/size]

    I just wrote a lengthy reply to these posts and it must have timed out. I too got nailed on 95S in Darien GA by Trooper Brant Gaither in May of this year. Yes, I was speeding and I am not contesting nor advocating speeding. I had my cruise control on, but when a medium sized truck came into my lane, to avoid hitting him, I quickly responded by hitting the gas and flew into the “empty” left lane and within an instant behind the bushes were the Troopers. I saw Gaither spin out while turning around to get to me. I quietly waited on the shoulder for him to catch up. I explained the circumstance and all he said was you had the option of slowing down and letting him come in to your lane. REALLY, so the guy behind me could slam into me going 70+ mph and me hitting the truck as well. I paid the fine knowing it would not be cost effective to travel back to GA, stay in a hotel and travel back. Never on the lame automated system entailing the fine amounts did it mention the SS fine. I believe in full disclosure and had I known there would be an extra $200 tacked on to the fine, I would have bit the bullet and shown up in court. There is something very shady about this. We are being fleeced and if you know the rules of the game then you can play the game. WE WERE NEVER TOLD THE RULES WHICH WOULD HAVE ALLOWED US TO MAKE AN INTELLIGENT DECISION AS TO PAY OR CONTEST THE FINE BASED ON THE FACTS. PLEASE ADD ME TO THE CLASS ACTION SUIT OR A PETITION TO FULL DISCLOSURE.

    DENISE BEHR
    ROCKVILLE, MD
    JAZ051060@AOL.COM

  • #176591965

    Anonymous

    same thing happened to me almost a year ago. I was heading home and was driving back home to NC. I got pulled out of the middle of dozens of vehicles going the same speed. I was the only red car amongst a bunch of white.cars. I paid the fine, not wanting to drive allnthw way back. Then a month later got the Super Speeded Speeded fine. I paid both and now 9 months later got a notice that NC is suspending my DL. I am beyond furious. My job means having my license. Please contact me if any info on law suit at bbrown765@yahoo.com

  • #176597371

    bbrown765
    Participant

    same thing happened to me almost a year ago. I was heading home and was driving back home to NC. I got pulled out of the middle of dozens of vehicles going the same speed. I was the only red car amongst a bunch of white.cars. I paid the fine, not wanting to drive allnthw way back. Then a month later got the Super Speeded Speeded fine. I paid both and now 9 months later got a notice that NC is suspending my DL. I am beyond furious. My job means having my license. Please contact me if any info on law suit at bbrown765@yahoo.com

  • #176591964

    Anonymous

    add me to suit please bbrown765@yahoo.com

  • #176597370

    bbrown765
    Participant

    add me to suit please bbrown765@yahoo.com

  • #176591958

    Anonymous

    By the way my email is jaz051060@aol.com Thanks!!

  • #176597364

    deniseinmd
    Participant

    By the way my email is jaz051060@aol.com Thanks!!

  • #176591960

    Anonymous

    DeniseinMD

    If I read your story correctly, you were on a 75mph highway and after avoiding the truck, were going over 95mph?

    Police usually track a car for a little bit before stopping it, so they avoid stopping someone who speeds up in a tight spot.

    Personally a trick I learned years ago in a traffic school — if someone’s following me closely, I slow down a bit. That way if anything happens, I have more wiggle room to fix it. Especially if there’s a truck next to me too. I don’t like turning off cruise (cause then I have to reset it), so I would have already been in the far left lane, just to give myself space and safe room from the car behind and the truck.

    Your story if entirely true, would be both a rare exception in several ways… and avoidable if you use my trick. A notice on the ticket form would be reasonable, and worth writing to Atlanta legistature about. A class action suit isn’t going to be won… it doesn’t have legal grounds.

  • #176597366

    sunshine
    Participant

    DeniseinMD

    If I read your story correctly, you were on a 75mph highway and after avoiding the truck, were going over 95mph?

    Police usually track a car for a little bit before stopping it, so they avoid stopping someone who speeds up in a tight spot.

    Personally a trick I learned years ago in a traffic school — if someone’s following me closely, I slow down a bit. That way if anything happens, I have more wiggle room to fix it. Especially if there’s a truck next to me too. I don’t like turning off cruise (cause then I have to reset it), so I would have already been in the far left lane, just to give myself space and safe room from the car behind and the truck.

    Your story if entirely true, would be both a rare exception in several ways… and avoidable if you use my trick. A notice on the ticket form would be reasonable, and worth writing to Atlanta legistature about. A class action suit isn’t going to be won… it doesn’t have legal grounds.

  • #176591948

    Anonymous

    To Sunshine–The speed limit was 70 mph and although I dispute going 90 mph to avoid the collosion, it was a knee jerk action to speed up and get away from the truck. It was in that split second the troopers were behind the bushes and I know for a fact there was no tracking, due to their location and the immediate acceleration on my part. That is why I pulled over and waited for him knowing he was spinning out of his “hiding place” to nail me. My cruise was set on 78 mph and I am thinking when I hit the gas I did not exceed more than 10 mpg from 78 mph. As I have said, I was speeding when he clocked me, was it 20 mph over, I truly don’t think so, and was I tracked, absolutely not, under these circumstances. In the future, I will use your trick to avoid paying $415 to the state of GA. I would rather double my tithe to my church any day and time and perform community service.

    Thanks for your response–Denise email– jaz051060@aol.com

  • #176597354

    deniseinmd
    Participant

    To Sunshine–The speed limit was 70 mph and although I dispute going 90 mph to avoid the collosion, it was a knee jerk action to speed up and get away from the truck. It was in that split second the troopers were behind the bushes and I know for a fact there was no tracking, due to their location and the immediate acceleration on my part. That is why I pulled over and waited for him knowing he was spinning out of his “hiding place” to nail me. My cruise was set on 78 mph and I am thinking when I hit the gas I did not exceed more than 10 mpg from 78 mph. As I have said, I was speeding when he clocked me, was it 20 mph over, I truly don’t think so, and was I tracked, absolutely not, under these circumstances. In the future, I will use your trick to avoid paying $415 to the state of GA. I would rather double my tithe to my church any day and time and perform community service.

    Thanks for your response–Denise email– jaz051060@aol.com

  • #176591944

    Anonymous

    ToDenise

    Punching on gas with often take it more than 10mph in just a moment’s time. Learned that the hard way myself. I saw a police with a speed gun up ahead, got startled, and punched on the gas. There was a van next to me, I was about to try to move away from, so it was gas rather than brakes, that i punched.

    After much research, their laser is accurate. With radar they can confuse it with another car, but there’s little that can go wrong with the laser guns (beyond non-calibration and stuff attorney’s tend to look at.) So it’s likely you did hit the speed they said. Which is over 90mph.

    They can clock for quite a distance, without being visible to oncoming cars. They could easily see 8mph over the limit, and track it waiting to see if you were going in a range that included speeding up over the classic 10mph wiggle room they tend to give. A punch out to higher would do it.

    I don’t mean to be disappointing here, but… that you “pulled over and waited for him”, tells me, there’s something different or more to this story than you’ve told.

  • #176597350

    sunshine
    Participant

    ToDenise

    Punching on gas with often take it more than 10mph in just a moment’s time. Learned that the hard way myself. I saw a police with a speed gun up ahead, got startled, and punched on the gas. There was a van next to me, I was about to try to move away from, so it was gas rather than brakes, that i punched.

    After much research, their laser is accurate. With radar they can confuse it with another car, but there’s little that can go wrong with the laser guns (beyond non-calibration and stuff attorney’s tend to look at.) So it’s likely you did hit the speed they said. Which is over 90mph.

    They can clock for quite a distance, without being visible to oncoming cars. They could easily see 8mph over the limit, and track it waiting to see if you were going in a range that included speeding up over the classic 10mph wiggle room they tend to give. A punch out to higher would do it.

    I don’t mean to be disappointing here, but… that you “pulled over and waited for him”, tells me, there’s something different or more to this story than you’ve told.

  • #176592003

    Anonymous

    chris bergmann

    510 e. melbourne ave
    melbourne fl. 32901
    770-825-2107
    chbnovember@gmail.com

  • #176597409

    chbnovember
    Participant

    chris bergmann

    510 e. melbourne ave
    melbourne fl. 32901
    770-825-2107
    chbnovember@gmail.com

  • #176592004

    Anonymous

    please add me to your list. If your filing a complaint or suit I support 100%

    chris bergmann
    510 e. melbourne ave
    melbourne fl. 32901
    770-825-2107
    chbnovember@gmail.com

  • #176597410

    chbnovember
    Participant

    please add me to your list. If your filing a complaint or suit I support 100%

    chris bergmann
    510 e. melbourne ave
    melbourne fl. 32901
    770-825-2107
    chbnovember@gmail.com

  • #176592005

    Anonymous

    please add me to your list. If your filing a complaint or suit I support 100%

    chris bergmann
    510 e. melbourne ave
    melbourne fl. 32901
    770-825-2107
    chbnovember@gmail.com

  • #176597411

    chbnovember
    Participant

    please add me to your list. If your filing a complaint or suit I support 100%

    chris bergmann
    510 e. melbourne ave
    melbourne fl. 32901
    770-825-2107
    chbnovember@gmail.com

  • #176592006

    Anonymous

    I just wrote my check for the SS fine. . I also put a note in it that said fu%k you state of georgia

  • #176597412

    chbnovember
    Participant

    I just wrote my check for the SS fine. . I also put a note in it that said fu%k you state of georgia

  • #176592020

    Anonymous

    Same story with me. I have a SC DL and was headed to FL. Since so many drivers down there have to cruise in the left lane, when a break comes, you go for it. So, I got pulled over in Darien GA, paid the ticket a couple weeks later then received the bill for the Super Speeder fee–paid it. It appears to me that McIntosh County is harvesting money from drivers passing through since I counted at least 20 more speed traps before getting into Florida. Please add me to your list for class action suit.

    Thanks.

    You can reach me at:

    tjmcg3@truvista.net

  • #176597426

    tjmcg3
    Participant

    Same story with me. I have a SC DL and was headed to FL. Since so many drivers down there have to cruise in the left lane, when a break comes, you go for it. So, I got pulled over in Darien GA, paid the ticket a couple weeks later then received the bill for the Super Speeder fee–paid it. It appears to me that McIntosh County is harvesting money from drivers passing through since I counted at least 20 more speed traps before getting into Florida. Please add me to your list for class action suit.

    Thanks.

    You can reach me at:

    tjmcg3@truvista.net

  • #176592023

    Anonymous

    Please add my information to the list!
    I have read multiple of these posts and I have a very similar story and I am also among those not thrilled with Georgia at this point. Thank you!!!

    Julia Bitzel
    9222 Marble Stone Dr
    Naples, FL 34120
    330-418-4787
    jbitzel09@aol.com

  • #176597429

    jbitzel09
    Participant

    Please add my information to the list!
    I have read multiple of these posts and I have a very similar story and I am also among those not thrilled with Georgia at this point. Thank you!!!

    Julia Bitzel
    9222 Marble Stone Dr
    Naples, FL 34120
    330-418-4787
    jbitzel09@aol.com

  • #176592024

    Anonymous

    To Sunshine–If you have doubts about my “story” than so be it. I stand behind what I said–ALL of it. I pulled over and waited 10 seconds knowing he was spinning out to catch me–and didn’t want to tick him off by alluding him or being cocky. Once again, I was speeding, the exact amount possibly in question. But the real issue with most of us is the non-disclosure of the SS fine. PERHAPS IF WE ALL LIVED IN THE LOVELY STATE OF GA, WE WOULD KNOW THAT, OR NOT, BUT HAD I BEEN ARMED WITH ALL THE INFORMATION, I WOULD HAVE SHOWN UP IN COURT.

    Denise in MD

  • #176597430

    deniseinmd
    Participant

    To Sunshine–If you have doubts about my “story” than so be it. I stand behind what I said–ALL of it. I pulled over and waited 10 seconds knowing he was spinning out to catch me–and didn’t want to tick him off by alluding him or being cocky. Once again, I was speeding, the exact amount possibly in question. But the real issue with most of us is the non-disclosure of the SS fine. PERHAPS IF WE ALL LIVED IN THE LOVELY STATE OF GA, WE WOULD KNOW THAT, OR NOT, BUT HAD I BEEN ARMED WITH ALL THE INFORMATION, I WOULD HAVE SHOWN UP IN COURT.

    Denise in MD

  • #176592014

    Anonymous

    I had the exact same thing just happen to me for a ticket I got in May. Very convenient that the officer got me going 1mph over the super speeder line, even though I know for a fact I wasn’t ever going that fast!

    The city of Ashburn charged me a $400 ticket, which was ridiculous enough, but I assumed that included all the fines, so instead of taking a day off from work, I paid the fine on time and just ate the charge.

    Had I known another notice would show up from the State of Georgia threatening to suspend my license if I didn’t pay even more money, I would have opted to go to court and fight the ticket! Now I can’t do anything about it, because I already paid the original fine.

    If you’re still looking for participants to support changing this, add me to the list!

    Angie Tinsman
    angie.tinsman@gmail.com

  • #176597420

    ATinsman
    Participant

    I had the exact same thing just happen to me for a ticket I got in May. Very convenient that the officer got me going 1mph over the super speeder line, even though I know for a fact I wasn’t ever going that fast!

    The city of Ashburn charged me a $400 ticket, which was ridiculous enough, but I assumed that included all the fines, so instead of taking a day off from work, I paid the fine on time and just ate the charge.

    Had I known another notice would show up from the State of Georgia threatening to suspend my license if I didn’t pay even more money, I would have opted to go to court and fight the ticket! Now I can’t do anything about it, because I already paid the original fine.

    If you’re still looking for participants to support changing this, add me to the list!

    Angie Tinsman
    angie.tinsman@gmail.com

  • #176592015

    Anonymous

    It would make more sense to me if this were done on a NATIONAL basis. I live in New York and New York has a “driver responsibility surcharge” if you get six or more points. This doesn’t apply to me but I am sure there are similar laws nationwide.

  • #176597421

    ben1381
    Participant

    It would make more sense to me if this were done on a NATIONAL basis. I live in New York and New York has a “driver responsibility surcharge” if you get six or more points. This doesn’t apply to me but I am sure there are similar laws nationwide.

  • #176592038

    Anonymous

    @ Denise

    Had I gotten a ticket, I would have googled, and wound up finding out about it before paying. That’s just me.

    Pulling over not to tick off the police, is like admitting guilt. It’s weird. People who think they’re innocent and who haven’t received tons of tickets, just drive and hope the police pulling out aren’t coming after them. So you’re pulling over backfires. The police get the same impression from it, that I get.

    I’m having a hard time feeling sorry for people going over 90, but the notification process needs improvement. It should be mentioned on the ticket as possible. That doesn’t need a law suit, and there is no legal grounds for a law suit. It needs a good letter writing compaign to Georgia legislature, and media. If it says on the ticket that “DMV separately evaluates” or anything like that, then that will be considered “good enough” already.

  • #176597444

    sunshine
    Participant

    @ Denise

    Had I gotten a ticket, I would have googled, and wound up finding out about it before paying. That’s just me.

    Pulling over not to tick off the police, is like admitting guilt. It’s weird. People who think they’re innocent and who haven’t received tons of tickets, just drive and hope the police pulling out aren’t coming after them. So you’re pulling over backfires. The police get the same impression from it, that I get.

    I’m having a hard time feeling sorry for people going over 90, but the notification process needs improvement. It should be mentioned on the ticket as possible. That doesn’t need a law suit, and there is no legal grounds for a law suit. It needs a good letter writing compaign to Georgia legislature, and media. If it says on the ticket that “DMV separately evaluates” or anything like that, then that will be considered “good enough” already.

  • #176592042

    Anonymous

    Please add me to the list as well; I live in South Florida went to a wedding in GA went I was pulled over in Tift, GA. The officer said he clocked me @ 88 in a 70 mph (?). I paid the fine only to received this SS for $200; I called the courts twice before paying the fine and they said nothing about any extra fine this is crazy and unconstitutional.

  • #176597448

    dm6798
    Participant

    Please add me to the list as well; I live in South Florida went to a wedding in GA went I was pulled over in Tift, GA. The officer said he clocked me @ 88 in a 70 mph (?). I paid the fine only to received this SS for $200; I called the courts twice before paying the fine and they said nothing about any extra fine this is crazy and unconstitutional.

  • #176592043

    Anonymous

    @Dm

    Why did you post this as a reply to my comment to Denise?

    Well as long as you did?
    It’s not unconstitutional. It’s impractical. Did you ask if that’s the whole fine? Often a few annoying sounding vague questions, gets all sorts of info. What’s on the back of ticket – any hints on this. Did you google first on GA tickets? A short amount of googling turns this up. For “georgia speeding ticket fines” the first link outlines these fees. The 7th links specifically says “super speeder.”

    A lawsuit is not going to win – it’s legally set up by going through DMV. A letter writing compaign would work better, to pressure for words on the back of the ticket.

    Going through a state you’re not familar with enough to know about their roads, and safety (i.e. why speed limits are set where they are), it’s best not to speed. Locals know about these fees!

  • #176597449

    sunshine
    Participant

    @Dm

    Why did you post this as a reply to my comment to Denise?

    Well as long as you did?
    It’s not unconstitutional. It’s impractical. Did you ask if that’s the whole fine? Often a few annoying sounding vague questions, gets all sorts of info. What’s on the back of ticket – any hints on this. Did you google first on GA tickets? A short amount of googling turns this up. For “georgia speeding ticket fines” the first link outlines these fees. The 7th links specifically says “super speeder.”

    A lawsuit is not going to win – it’s legally set up by going through DMV. A letter writing compaign would work better, to pressure for words on the back of the ticket.

    Going through a state you’re not familar with enough to know about their roads, and safety (i.e. why speed limits are set where they are), it’s best not to speed. Locals know about these fees!

  • #176592034

    Anonymous

    Please add me to the class action suit.

    My story is again similar to all the others and it seems obvious they target out of state drivers who aren’t as likely to challenge the first ticket. I live in FL and was driving through GA in July and ticketed for doing 86 in a 70 mph zone. I paid the ticket then two months later received a notice for the $200 super speeder ticket. I admit I was going over the speed limit in the left lane with little traffic at 8am on a Tuesday morning, but I don’t believe the punishment (duplicate fines, mulitple points and potentially increased insurance rates) fits the crime. Not to mention the lack of informing drivers of this law (similar to a construction or school zone where fines can double) particularly when other states do not have this type of law. I could understand if I were going 50 miles over the limit or at an uncontrollable speed and creating a hazard but typical interstate traffic flows around 80-85. I’ve gone 70 or less and almost gotten run over by other drivers which can create more of a hazard in the fast lane.

    Does anyone know how the points are calculated and whether points are deducted for both tickets since I understand the super speeder offense is deemed as reckless driving?

  • #176597440

    funsun
    Participant

    Please add me to the class action suit.

    My story is again similar to all the others and it seems obvious they target out of state drivers who aren’t as likely to challenge the first ticket. I live in FL and was driving through GA in July and ticketed for doing 86 in a 70 mph zone. I paid the ticket then two months later received a notice for the $200 super speeder ticket. I admit I was going over the speed limit in the left lane with little traffic at 8am on a Tuesday morning, but I don’t believe the punishment (duplicate fines, mulitple points and potentially increased insurance rates) fits the crime. Not to mention the lack of informing drivers of this law (similar to a construction or school zone where fines can double) particularly when other states do not have this type of law. I could understand if I were going 50 miles over the limit or at an uncontrollable speed and creating a hazard but typical interstate traffic flows around 80-85. I’ve gone 70 or less and almost gotten run over by other drivers which can create more of a hazard in the fast lane.

    Does anyone know how the points are calculated and whether points are deducted for both tickets since I understand the super speeder offense is deemed as reckless driving?

  • #176592057

    Anonymous

    Typical interstate goes 60-75mph. By 80mph it’s faster than the norm. It’s 65mph limits on all the roads I use. This is all in mulitple states over long haul drives. I go with cruise set within 10 miles of the limit (so 73-74mph), and most certainly don’t get run over in two lane roads, even on busier days!! And have to pass some people or slow down to acommodate them.

    In a 70 mile zone, you’ve got till about 80mph to avoid a ticket most of the time. Sure it’s easy to wind up higher than you think, and get a ticket. And these tickets are expensive. … but I’m tired of reading excuses that 80mph isn’t fast enough and you’ll get run over. That’s complete hokum!! All of those driving under 80mph & not getting ticketed OR run over, know that for sure…!

    I’m not fully buying that it’s about outofstaters getting targeted. Chances are instaters know Georgia tickets are expensive so they mind their speed. It’s out of staters who start crusing and don’t think about or respect that it’s a local road for some people.

  • #176597463

    sunshine
    Participant

    Typical interstate goes 60-75mph. By 80mph it’s faster than the norm. It’s 65mph limits on all the roads I use. This is all in mulitple states over long haul drives. I go with cruise set within 10 miles of the limit (so 73-74mph), and most certainly don’t get run over in two lane roads, even on busier days!! And have to pass some people or slow down to acommodate them.

    In a 70 mile zone, you’ve got till about 80mph to avoid a ticket most of the time. Sure it’s easy to wind up higher than you think, and get a ticket. And these tickets are expensive. … but I’m tired of reading excuses that 80mph isn’t fast enough and you’ll get run over. That’s complete hokum!! All of those driving under 80mph & not getting ticketed OR run over, know that for sure…!

    I’m not fully buying that it’s about outofstaters getting targeted. Chances are instaters know Georgia tickets are expensive so they mind their speed. It’s out of staters who start crusing and don’t think about or respect that it’s a local road for some people.

  • #176592058

    Anonymous

    Get a webcam so you’ll be able to show it’s you and not your son driving.

  • #176597464

    sunshine
    Participant

    Get a webcam so you’ll be able to show it’s you and not your son driving.

  • #176592071

    Anonymous

    To the State of Georgia, October 1, 2013
    I am sending you $200 even though I find it extremely unjust. I already paid you nearly $200 but now you want more. I don’t owe you $200 and you don’t deserve it, but I will pay it because I want to be rid of you. I hope you use this money well, because it was hard earned and it would have been spent on a birthday present for my 1-year-old son. I earned this money slaving away on a construction site, but you can have it to help treat your blessed trauma victims. I’ll just not get my son anything. Oh, well he won’t remember his birthday anyway.
    This law is so unjust I wish nothing but ill will on you oh once proud Georgia, the lawmakers that signed such a law, and the people who sit idly by and let this injustice stand. May the wrath of all that is just be upon you from here to eternity. May you be squarely in the sites of every hurricane, may tornadoes level your trailer parks, may earthquakes ravish your land, and may blood flow in the streets of your cities until your repent of this vile law. I only wish Sherman would’ve finished the job back in 1864. Oh how I wish he would’ve burned and pillaged until there was nothing left on the map that was once Georgia but a barren landscape of nothingness.
    You lost the war, so get over it. None of us Northerners want a thing to do with your dirty, redneck, racist little mound of crap. We only want to get through it so we can get to Florida. This law is so unjust I shutter to think what our country’s founders would think of it. I will pay my fine although I am guilty of nothing. May the wrath of God rain down on you from now till this law is repealed.
    Sincerely,

  • #176597477

    barefootamish
    Participant

    To the State of Georgia, October 1, 2013
    I am sending you $200 even though I find it extremely unjust. I already paid you nearly $200 but now you want more. I don’t owe you $200 and you don’t deserve it, but I will pay it because I want to be rid of you. I hope you use this money well, because it was hard earned and it would have been spent on a birthday present for my 1-year-old son. I earned this money slaving away on a construction site, but you can have it to help treat your blessed trauma victims. I’ll just not get my son anything. Oh, well he won’t remember his birthday anyway.
    This law is so unjust I wish nothing but ill will on you oh once proud Georgia, the lawmakers that signed such a law, and the people who sit idly by and let this injustice stand. May the wrath of all that is just be upon you from here to eternity. May you be squarely in the sites of every hurricane, may tornadoes level your trailer parks, may earthquakes ravish your land, and may blood flow in the streets of your cities until your repent of this vile law. I only wish Sherman would’ve finished the job back in 1864. Oh how I wish he would’ve burned and pillaged until there was nothing left on the map that was once Georgia but a barren landscape of nothingness.
    You lost the war, so get over it. None of us Northerners want a thing to do with your dirty, redneck, racist little mound of crap. We only want to get through it so we can get to Florida. This law is so unjust I shutter to think what our country’s founders would think of it. I will pay my fine although I am guilty of nothing. May the wrath of God rain down on you from now till this law is repealed.
    Sincerely,

  • #176592026

    Anonymous

    I’d like to be added to the GA Super Speeder Fine class action suit.

    On October 16, 2013 I too was issued a traffic citation for speeding, the officer claimed I was going 87 MPH in a 70 zone! I informed the officer that I’m a law abiding good driver, do not agree with the 87 MPH speed and please requested a warning. Not! He gave me the ticket! I’m from Florida and can not go to a GA Court in December to fight this!
    The cost of the ticket is $250+ and 2 points then of course the Super Speeder Fine of $200! I called a GA Law Firm, who specializes in fighting these tickets and they want $350 up front with no guarantees they can reduce the speed, save you in points or even stop the GA Super Speeder Fine. When one adds all this up – we’re looking at possibly $800 with or without points OR $600 with or without points OR $450 with points!
    I’m not sure if the 2 points will even affect my auto insurance and if so, what’s that likely to cost in the long run?
    Weighing my options now, however, one thing is for sure – put me on for the Class Action Suit!

    Thanks!
    I can be reached at mia@sw-retail.com
    MS

  • #176597432

    Miamiami
    Participant

    I’d like to be added to the GA Super Speeder Fine class action suit.

    On October 16, 2013 I too was issued a traffic citation for speeding, the officer claimed I was going 87 MPH in a 70 zone! I informed the officer that I’m a law abiding good driver, do not agree with the 87 MPH speed and please requested a warning. Not! He gave me the ticket! I’m from Florida and can not go to a GA Court in December to fight this!
    The cost of the ticket is $250+ and 2 points then of course the Super Speeder Fine of $200! I called a GA Law Firm, who specializes in fighting these tickets and they want $350 up front with no guarantees they can reduce the speed, save you in points or even stop the GA Super Speeder Fine. When one adds all this up – we’re looking at possibly $800 with or without points OR $600 with or without points OR $450 with points!
    I’m not sure if the 2 points will even affect my auto insurance and if so, what’s that likely to cost in the long run?
    Weighing my options now, however, one thing is for sure – put me on for the Class Action Suit!

    Thanks!
    I can be reached at mia@sw-retail.com
    MS

  • #176592079

    Anonymous

    Plz add my name to the petition margettahill@ bellsouth.net thank you.

  • #176597485

    Ms Gett
    Participant

    Plz add my name to the petition margettahill@ bellsouth.net thank you.

  • #176592085

    Anonymous

    So is anyone moving on this?
    I was unaware that the SS fine wasnt added to the original citations. Seems to me that there is loss of due process to hit you with an additional fine 3 mths after the fact and based on a “guilty” plea without being aware of additional fines. If it is only a fine, what is the penalty for not paying it? Seems they shouldnt be able to take action against your license for a fine after the fact. Ga residents know about the SS fine, but I dont think most are aware of this aspect of it or there would be more movement to do away with it. Id love to see the accounting for where the money trail actually ends up, Im willing to bet the hospitals arent seeing it.

  • #176597491

    kews12
    Participant

    So is anyone moving on this?
    I was unaware that the SS fine wasnt added to the original citations. Seems to me that there is loss of due process to hit you with an additional fine 3 mths after the fact and based on a “guilty” plea without being aware of additional fines. If it is only a fine, what is the penalty for not paying it? Seems they shouldnt be able to take action against your license for a fine after the fact. Ga residents know about the SS fine, but I dont think most are aware of this aspect of it or there would be more movement to do away with it. Id love to see the accounting for where the money trail actually ends up, Im willing to bet the hospitals arent seeing it.

  • #176592097

    Anonymous

    I was driving from Florida to South Carolina after midnight on 12/19/13, there was a van in front of me, which was driving about 90 mph, but the police instead of stoping that van, he stopped me because I slowed down but that van didn’t even reduced its speed (the brake lights didn’t turn on red at all) and continued speeding away. When officer came to my car I asked him why he didn’t stopped that van but me he answered that I was going faster, 86mph, I said that it was impossible because that van had passed my car was going at least 90mph… his only one answer was like if I don’t agree then I can go to the court….
    My opinion was he stopped me because I’d already slowed down and it was much more easier to pulled me over then chase to that van which was already disappeared…
    I am going to hire a lawyer to fight for that ticket, because I am not sure I was really going 86mph or he mixed me with that van… besides I haven’t received any traffic ticket during last 7 years, I had a very clean driving record…
    I also heard that Georgian highway patrols are really very aggressive… and after reading these comments I found out that there are two fines for “super” speeding, which is a way to grab people… it’s look like a gambling business to write such tickets that out of state drivers can be grabbed… 95 Hwy is not a casino for them to make money “in the air” but an interstate road… I wish people could drive to Florida and back through other state….

    Please, add my name as well! please email (aslanartyom@gmail.com) me and I’ll send you any info you need for filing a lawsuit against Georgia!

  • #176597503

    Anonymous

    I was driving from Florida to South Carolina after midnight on 12/19/13, there was a van in front of me, which was driving about 90 mph, but the police instead of stoping that van, he stopped me because I slowed down but that van didn’t even reduced its speed (the brake lights didn’t turn on red at all) and continued speeding away. When officer came to my car I asked him why he didn’t stopped that van but me he answered that I was going faster, 86mph, I said that it was impossible because that van had passed my car was going at least 90mph… his only one answer was like if I don’t agree then I can go to the court….
    My opinion was he stopped me because I’d already slowed down and it was much more easier to pulled me over then chase to that van which was already disappeared…
    I am going to hire a lawyer to fight for that ticket, because I am not sure I was really going 86mph or he mixed me with that van… besides I haven’t received any traffic ticket during last 7 years, I had a very clean driving record…
    I also heard that Georgian highway patrols are really very aggressive… and after reading these comments I found out that there are two fines for “super” speeding, which is a way to grab people… it’s look like a gambling business to write such tickets that out of state drivers can be grabbed… 95 Hwy is not a casino for them to make money “in the air” but an interstate road… I wish people could drive to Florida and back through other state….

    Please, add my name as well! please email (aslanartyom@gmail.com) me and I’ll send you any info you need for filing a lawsuit against Georgia!

  • #176597504

    Anonymous

    I was driving from Florida to South Carolina after midnight on 12/19/13, there was a van in front of me, which was driving about 90 mph, but the police instead of stoping that van, he stopped me because I slowed down but that van didn’t even reduced its speed (the brake lights didn’t turn on red at all) and continued speeding away. When officer came to my car I asked him why he didn’t stopped that van but me he a