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Fines may double for some traffic offenses

Georgia lawmakers are contemplating some changes regarding laws intended to keep motorists safe. In recent years, distracted driving has been a major issue on roadways nationwide. As far as traffic offenses go, distracted driving may not sound particularly egregious, but experts warn that the consequences can be deadly. 

Speeding ticket cheating scandal?

Traffic patrol officers are tasked with keeping a vigilant watch over Georgia roadways. When officers spot a driver breaking the law, it is not unusual for the driver to receive a warning or citation. With so many cars on the road, it can be difficult to spot violations like speeding, and officers have to rely on their training to determine how to handle a given situation. 

Police officer accused of reckless driving

The state of Georgia is showing that exceptions will not be made when it comes to keeping the roads as safe as possible. All drivers are expected to follow the laws when they are behind the wheel, and not doing so can result in tickets, fines and even jail time. Being pulled over can sometimes feel a bit personal, but a recent case shows that when it comes to accusations of reckless driving, no one is above the law. 

Traffic violations initiative: Gesture of goodwill or unfair?

Christmas is traditionally a time in which people are encouraged to spread goodwill to others. One police department in Georgia is in the midst of the second year of its own tradition, designed to show the community that officers care about the people they serve. Unfortunately, their outreach may be viewed by some as unfair treatment when it comes to traffic violations

Data regarding speeding tickets may be misleading

Georgia residents may already be aware that there is some controversy regarding traffic tickets within the Peach State. Speeding tickets and other citations are meant to be a penalty when a driver breaks the law because driving too fast or in a careless fashion can lead to serious crashes. Though certainly such penalties are in place to keep the general public safe on the road, there is solid evidence that the fines paid by drivers who receive these tickets make up an enormous portion of the budget in some cities and towns. 

Cyber attack may affect traffic violations tickets

For some years now, Georgia residents have become used to doing many things online. Many people now shop, pay bills, schedule appointments and complete various other mundane tasks on the internet. What used to require a written check and a stamped envelope can now be accomplished with a few quick clicks. Even some legal situations, like traffic violations that resulted in a fine, can usually be handled online. 

Juvenile driving offenses can come with big consequences

Georgia parents do their best to prepare their teens for adult privileges like driving. When a teen passes the road test, receives a license and grabs the keys, parents can only hope the teen will be careful and responsible behind the wheel. Unfortunately, young drivers are sometimes tempted to push the limits, and juvenile driving offenses can carry big consequences.  

Does your town depend on income from traffic violations?

Georgia residents may be surprised to learn that the Peach State was recently mentioned in an interesting article in Forbes Magazine. The article exposed a correlation between municipalities that have a consistently high number of traffic violations and the budget. Traffic tickets are meant to serve as a penalty to combat driver error, but the article exposes an ulterior motive. 

New technology in place to combat speeding

Georgia families are enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation, but the state is already prepping for back to school. In an effort to keep students safe, traffic cameras have been installed in school zones in some parts of the state. These cameras are designed to catch drivers that may be speeding or committing another driving offense. 

Being unaware of new laws can result in traffic violations

While the nation is celebrating the anniversary of America's independence, the state of Georgia saw another anniversary pass. One year ago, the state passed a law prohibiting drivers from using a phone or other device while driving. This is the law of the land for anyone out and about on Georgia roads. If a person is not aware of the statute and violates its terms, he or she may be charged with traffic violations.  

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