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▷▷ 2021 ▷ Georgia speed limits, laws and fines

3 julio, 2021

Below is an overview of the laws, limits, and fines related to speeding traffic violations in the state of Georgia.

Speed ​​limits in Georgia

70 mph: interstate systems, physically divided highways

65 mph: urban interstates within areas with a population less than 50,000

65 mph: State-divided highways without full access control

55 mph: other areas, unless otherwise noted

35 mph: unpaved county roads

30 mph: urban and residential districts

Georgia Code at a reasonable and prudent speed

Maximum speed law:

According to section 40-6-180 of the Georgia Vehicle Code “No person should drive a vehicle at a speed greater than reasonable and prudent under the conditions and taking into account the real and potential dangers that exist.”

Minimum speed law:

According to section 40-6-184 (a) (1) of the Georgia Vehicle Code “No person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed so slow that it impedes or blocks the normal and reasonable movement of traffic.”

“Except when turning left, a person must not drive in the left lane of a highway with at least four lanes less than the maximum speed limit.”

“A person driving at a slower speed than normal traffic should drive in the right lane at that time available for traffic or as close as possible to the curb or edge of the road on the right.”

While it can be difficult to fight a speeding ticket in Georgia due to the absolute speed limit law, a driver can choose to go to court and claim their innocence based on one of the following:

  • The driver may object to the determination of the speed. To claim this defense, a driver must know how his speed was determined and then learn how to disprove his accuracy.

  • A driver can claim that an emergency situation caused the driver to break the speed limit to avoid injury or harm to himself or others.

  • The driver can claim a case of mistaken identity. If a police officer observes a speeding driver and subsequently has to meet him again in traffic, he may make a mistake and stop the wrong car.

Penalty for exceeding the speed limit in Georgia

First-time offenders can:

  • Be fined between $ 25 and $ 500 (between $ 100 and $ 2,000 in a construction zone)

  • Being sentenced to up to one year in jail for speeding in a construction zone.

  • Have your license suspended for between one and five years.

Reckless Driving Penalty in Georgia

In this state, there is no set speed that is considered reckless driving. That determination is based on the circumstances of the offense.

First-time offenders can:

  • Receive a fine of up to $ 1,000

  • Be sentenced to up to one year in jail.

  • Have your license suspended for between one and five years.

Fines for speeding tickets in Georgia vary from county to county. Violators may be required to attend traffic school, however, no fines are imposed for going less than 10 mph over the speed limit, and no points are imposed on the driver’s license for traveling less 15 mph over the limit.

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