GEORGIA SPEEDING TICKET WAS FOR AN ASTOUNDING $1.4 MILLION, AND IT WASN’T A TYPO
Nobody likes getting tickets. I got a parking ticket last year that I shouldn’t have. But I quickly realized it was a LOT cheaper to simply pay the damn thing than it was to take the time to go to court and fight it. And those can add up nicely for any municipality. It’s been a bit longer since I’ve had a speeding ticket (please, no jinx for saying that). And they tend to be more expensive, no matter where you get one. But I’ve never heard of a speeding ticket in the United States like the one a speeding driver got in Georgia. It was for $1.4 million! And no, it wasn’t a typo or an error at all.
WHEN ALLEGED SPEEDER CALLED, THEY CONFIRMED $1.4 MILLION WAS CORRECT NUMBER
The speeding driver was one Connor Cato. As you might imagine, Connor was somewhat shocked to see such an insanely high dollar number on his speeding ticket. So he called an official about it and was even more stunned when they told him, the $1.4 million was correct, “No sir, you either pay the amount on the ticket or you come to court on Dec. 21 at 1:30 p.m.” In other words, pay up or show up. If that had been me, I think my heart might have stopped after skipping more than a few beats.
GEORGIA HAS A “SUPER SPEEDER” LAW, WHICH MEANS JUDGES GET TO ADJUST INSANELY HIGH FINE
And it turns out that it wasn’t a typo or an error at all. It was a fine in a high amount as a “placeholder” for a judge to then alter or adjust after Connor Cato made an appearance in court. It seems that in Georgia, they have a “Super Speeders” fine for people going 75mph or faster on a two lane road, or 85mph or faster on other roads and highways. So how fast was Cato speeding for this crazy ticket? 90 in a 55 on a road in Savannah. Fortunately for Cato, the ticket won’t be more than $1,000 max, plus any other possible related court costs.
But hey, that’s still cheaper than getting a speeding ticket in the European Union….