Police in Cobb County, Georgia, went undercover to nab texting drivers or those who won’t put down their phones in violation of the hands-free law. Watch the video/read the article at KEYE.
Consider a world in which you’re driving home from work on I-85, keeping up with traffic – not doing anything crazy, mind you – and then you arrive home only to get a text saying you owe the government a hundred bucks (or more) for a brand new speeding ticket. Or maybe you got more than one ticket because you passed speed enforcement cameras in several different jurisdictions. Read the full article at AJC.
Georgia was one of the first states to allow local school systems to adopt bus camera laws. The cameras take video of scofflaws who zoom past as students get on or off, then a police officer reviews the video and sends the car owners citations by mail. The law was spurred by two Cobb mothers who urged a legislator to act in 2009 after a 5-year-old was killed by a driver who passed a bus.
Savannah has four red light cameras. The cameras are ready to snap a picture of any vehicle that passes through an intersection after the light turns red. The ticket will show up in the driver’s mail box, leaving many wondering “who is watching?"’ and “do I really have to pay?”. Read the full article at WTOC.