2019 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 6 - Uniform Rules of the Road
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 40-6-1. Violations of chapter a misdemeanor unless otherwise stated; maximum fines for speed limit violations

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-6-1 (2019)
  • (a) It is unlawful and, unless otherwise declared in this chapter with respect to particular offenses, it is a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this chapter.

  • (b) Unless a different maximum fine or greater minimum fine is specifically provided in this chapter for a particular violation, the maximum fine which may be imposed as punishment for a first offense of violating any lawful speed limit established by or pursuant to the provisions of Article 9 of this chapter by exceeding a maximum lawful speed limit:

    • (1) By five miles per hour or less shall be no dollars;

    • (2) By more than five but not more than ten miles per hour shall not exceed $25.00;

    • (3) By more than ten but not more than 14 miles per hour shall not exceed $100.00;

    • (4) By more than 14 but less than 19 miles per hour shall not exceed $125.00;

    • (5) By 19 or more but less than 24 miles per hour shall not exceed $150.00; or

    • (6) By 24 or more but less than 34 miles per hour shall not exceed $500.00.


Ga. L. 1953, Nov.-Dec. Sess., p. 556, § 23; Code 1933, § 68A-102, enacted by Ga. L. 1974, p. 633, § 1; Ga. L. 1990, p. 2048, § 5; Ga. L. 2001, p. 770, § 1.

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