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Georgia proposes huge fines for "super-speeders"

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate voted to slap so-called super speeders with steep fines.

The fines are expected to generate about $23 million annually,
which would be funneled to the state's cash-starved network of
trauma hospitals.

Supporters of the tough new fines proposed by Gov. Sonny Perdue say trauma units are clogged with victims of car
crashes.

The measure passed 42-10 on Wednesday.

It would tack an additional $200 fine on drivers busted for
topping 85 mph on four-lane roads and interstate highways, or 75
mph on two-lane roads.

It also imposes new fees of up to $400 for some drivers seeking to reinstate their licenses.

The bill has already passed the House and now heads to Perdue's desk.

The Governor has pushed the legislation for three years.


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