Sat., December 26, 2009 9:34am (EST)

Crackdown on Speeding Drivers in Savannah
By Associated Press
Updated: 4 years ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
Savannah police are cracking down on speeding this holiday weekend. (photo by Doug Tone via Flickr)
Savannah police are cracking down on speeding this holiday weekend. (photo by Doug Tone via Flickr)
Savannah-Chatham police have started an anti-speeding campaign with the goal of reducing traffic deaths over the holiday weekend.

The blitz on holiday speeding is coupled with an educational campaign on the Georgia's Super Speeder Law.

The Super speeder law slaps drivers who exceed 85 mph in a 3 lane highway and 75 mph in a 2 lane with $200 on top of the local fine. That starts January 1st.

Sergeant Pete Leopold of the metro police DUI Task Force says statistics show most of the fatalities in the area are speed and DUI related.

He said officers are just trying to slow people down and save their lives.