How can this be legal?????
I got a ticket on I95 a couple months ago. Officer was a county deputy. First, I didn't even know county cops were allowed to patrol interstates
Nevertheless, the ticket price was surprisingly reasonable, $180 I think. So I paid it. 88 in a 70, by the way.
SOOOO ... by paying it, I admitted guilt. And that combined with the fact that I was going over 85 triggered the state of Georgia to send me a SECOND ticket, as a "Super Speeder"
So, here's the thing: Had I known the REAL penalty would total $380 instead of just $180, I would probably have hired a traffic citation atty and got the thing reduced rather than just paying it. So I was not informed of the COMPLETE penalty up front or at any time prior to admitting guilt and paying the ticket.
Also ... I'm kinda wondering: "If they can lay this SECOND layer penalty on me, and I pay IT, what's to stop a THIRD???"
BTW, I googled this and found that Georgia is doing this JUST to generate money to pay for a 'trauma center'. And it's generated $120 million in its first 4 years.
God dammit no wonder people are pissed at our 'leaders' these days.