By: Lauren Pozen
Updated: January 17, 2020 – 4:22 AM
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — If you thought you got away with not paying to use Peach Pass lanes, think again.
The State Road and Tollway Authority says it will start to send out a larger number of toll violation notices.
What’s the reason behind the increases?
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The SRTA said so many people were misusing the toll lanes last summer that they are gearing up to send out thousands of more violations.
The SRTA sends an average of 6,000 notifications every week.
But because of the summer violations, it will send out an additional 5,500 to 6,000 notices per week.
The increases could also impact people who call the agency’s customer service center, resulting in longer hold times.
If you violate a toll, you don’t get a traffic ticket. Instead, a bill comes in the mail. There is a $25 fee per a violation plus the toll that wasn’t paid.
The SRTA says if someone pays before or on the due date, they can reduce the fee by $20 and pay only $5 per a violation.
This can only be done through the mail or by calling customer service. The agency’s online payment system only accepts full payments.