Lawmakers passed a bill increasing penalties for excessive speeders. Excessive speeders are people who exceed the speed limit by 50 miles an hour.
If youâ€™re caught driving 50 MPH over the speed limit, one time you could face a $1000 fine. Caught twice and you could have to pay $2,500 fine and loss your license for an entire year. Caught three times and you could be off the road and behind bars. The third offense is a felony. You can be fined, face 5 years in prison or have your license taken away for 10 years.
Leon County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Steve Barrow says people doing 50 over the limit on the interstate face a bigger problem than prison time.
"You can expect to see a massive crash, somebody going that speed," said Barrow.
The speeder isnâ€™t the only one whose life is on the line.
"Itâ€™s scary when someone drives around you 50 miles over the speed limit," said Suzan Piehler, driver.
The bill also penalizes bikers who pop wheelies.
If Governor Crist signs the bill, it would go into effect on October 1st.
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