In recent years a lot of attention has been paid to the problem of distracted driving in general and cell phones and driving in particular. Such attention is well deserved as distracted driving accidents are a common cause of injury and death on Georgia roads. However, the invention of smartphones has not changed other types of dangerous driving behavior.

A recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) indicates that speed and aggressive driving continue to be a problem.* How is Georgia fighting the problem and how can you contact an Alpharetta car crash attorney if you are hurt? Find out the answers in this article.

Georgia Laws Regarding Speeding and Aggressive Driving
The Georgia laws to combat speeding and aggressive driving are a mixed bag. According to the GHSA, Georgia:

  • Has a state speed public awareness campaign known as “100 days of summer heat”.
  • Funds speed equipment and a public information campaign, but not overtime speed enforcement.
  • Does not have aggressive driving funding.
  • Does not have automated speed enforcement.
  • Only allows automated red light cameras by local ordinance.
  • Has a speed limit of 70 mph on rural interstates and 55 mph on urban interstates.
  • Has a super speeder law that adds $200 to the cost of a ticket for a driver found to be going more than 75 mph on a two lane road or more than 85 mph on a multi-lane road.
How to Contact an Alpharetta Car Crash Attorney
If you have been injured by a speeding or aggressive driver, then you may be entitled to damages for your accident injuries. Please contact an experienced Alpharetta car crash lawyer to learn more about your rights.

You can contact an Alpharetta car accident lawyer today by filling out our online contact form or calling us at 1.770.518.1133. We also invite you to learn more about your potential recovery by reading our FREE book: 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim.

*Source: Governors Highway Safety Association, Survey of the States, Speeding and Aggressive Driving, 3/1/12