other serious offenses
Open Container Law
The law defines "open alcoholic beverage container" as any bottle, can, or other receptacle that contains any amount of alcoholic beverage and: (1) is open or has a broken seal; or (2) the contents of which are partially removed.
Aggressive Driving Law
A person commits the offense of aggressive driving when he/she operates any motor vehicle with the intent to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure, or obstruct another person. Any person convicted of aggressive driving will be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature and a six point assessment toward the suspension of their drivers license.
Super Speeder Law
The Georgia Super Speeder Law, which took effect January 1, 2010, fines an additional $200 state fee to any driver convicted of traveling over 75 mph on a two-lane road, or traveling over 85 mph anywhere in the state. Failure to pay the fee will result in a license suspension and an additional $50 fee. These fees are tacked on to fines imposed by local jurisdictions for speeding violations.
Not only is the law intended to lower the amount of speeders and speed-related accidents, but fees collected under the law will go strait to Georgia’s trauma care hospital system, where over half of the patients are typically victims of motor vehicle accidents.