Most traffic ticket fines can be paid online
Along with the Georgia State Patrol, we are responsible for patrolling xx miles of Interstate Hwy. 20 in our county 24 hours a day. We are committed to keeping our highways safe and protecting the lives of those who use them. We aggressively enforce laws passed by the state legislature to save lives, particularly the Georgia Super Speeder Law and the Hands Free Law.
The segment of Interstate Hwy. 20 in Taliaferro County opened in 1972, the last link in the new four lane thoroughfare which would eventually cover 1,535 miles from Kent, TX, to Florence, SC. The first segment of the new road opened in 1960 and reached Greensboro in 1968 before the finally being completed through our quiet country county and on to Augusta and beyond.
Now, nearly 50 years later, an estimated 60,000 cars travel the route through Taliaferro County every day and our dedicated deputies patrol the high speed highway night and day to keep our residents and our visitors safe.
It's tempting to speed on I-20, especially in a rural county, but there can be serious consequences. Georgia HB160, the Super Speeder Law, adds a $200 state-fee for any driver convicted of speeding at 85 or faster on an Intersate Highway or 75 or faser on a two lane road. This state fee is added to any local fines already in effect in the jurisdiction where the speeding offense occurs.
All drivers operating a motor vehicle on any highway in Georgia are prohibited from holding or supporting, with any part of the body, a wireless telecommunications device or stand-alone electronic device, writing, sending or reading any text-based communication, including a text message, instant message, e-mail or internet data; watching, recording, or broadcasting a video or movie. The minimum fine is $50 and one point. Don't text and drive!