Charles Brooks, Clayton Solicitor-General

by Robin Kemp

Clayton County drivers with tickets for minor moving violations now will pay $50 plus fees, the State Court of Clayton County and Solicitor-General Charles Brooks announced March 11.

The price break applies to “low-risk maintenance and/or moving violations,” Brooks said in a press release.

Examples include, but are not limited to, minor offenses like speeding below 30 mph, driving too fast for conditions, improper lane change, following too closely, having your tag light out, center lane violation, stop sign or traffic light violations, and emissions violations.

“The purpose of reducing the fines will allow citizens to handle outstanding charges without physically appearing in court and further hinder the potential spread of COVID-19 and lower the number of people needing to appear in court,” he explained.

Because people need a valid driver’s license to apply for jobs and aid and need to be able to get to work, Brooks said, the move is meant to reduce stress and make the courts more efficient.

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