Fatalities down since Super Speeder law enacted

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Georgia's new Super Speeder law may be cutting down on fatal crashes.

Higher fines for excessive speeding went into effect Jan. 1. The law adds another $200 state fee for a driver who's caught speeding at 75 mph or higher on any two-lane road, according to SafeSpeedGeorgia.org.

The measure is designed to get tough on high-risk drivers who've been endangering other drivers and ignoring warnings to slow down.

Since the law went in effect, there have been nearly 100 fewer traffic fatalities than over the same period last year.

Some police said just the threat of an extra $200 fine is enough to lead some drivers to slow down.

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