There are a lot of new laws hitting us in January, then again in July. Local and state laws are amended, sometimes dressed up to look amended, and sometimes new laws are put into play following legislative approval.
Some laws, introduced but not passed, never get so much as a public mention. Depending on where you live, some of those laws shot down may include:
Stupid laws actually on the books include:
And on and on. One new law is the Super Speeder Law. Essentially the law targets high-risk drivers who ignore posted speed limits. Well, everyone ignores them, but keep reading.
Any driver convicted of violating HB160 will be classified as a “super speeder” and subject to additional fines in the form of 200 extra dollars. This includes anyone found driving 75 mph or more on any two-lane road, or 85 mph or more on multiple-lane roads anywhere in the state.
This new law kicks in Jan. 1, a Friday, and it won’t take much rocket science to figure out that police and state troopers will be looking.
The fines collected for super speeder convictions will be used to fund Georgia’s trauma care hospital system where they say 60 percent of all trauma cases are crash-related. You can find more online about the Super Speeder Law.
Now, about those odd-looking bike helmets. How come they have to sit a foot and a half up on top of your head? Can’t they bring them down a bit to look more like hockey helmets?
You see a guy in a hockey helmet, you think: “Wow, uh, hockey player?” If you see him wearing a hockey helmet with a suit at work you think “Wow, crazy guy in a hockey helmet.”
You see a guy in a suit and bicycle helmet, you think: “Well, maybe if it had a dorsal fin or a set of Viking horns on it…”
Don’t get all sensitive about the helmet. I’m just poking at it some.
I have one when I ride — it’s got that dorsal fin…and Viking horns…and pictures of the cast of the 1979 movie “Breaking Away.”
Seriously, I’m just kidding. Don’t get all Quicksilver on me. I’m just saying those helmets could use some work. Looks like a small space-pod. That’s all.