As of Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE — The grace period is over for Gwinnett’s high-occupancy toll lanes.
After three months of warning violators, the State Road and Tollway Authority began issuing tickets last week.
“It will take a few weeks to process and mail out violation notices since we manually review notices as a part of the verification procedures,” said SRTA spokeswoman Malika Wilkins. “We anticipate data regarding violations will be available in about a month’s time.”
Wilkins said between 900 and 1,000 warning notices have been sent out since the express lanes became operational in October, although the Georgia Department of Public Safety officers have also been performing roadside enforcement.
Using transponders and technology that determines if people enter the toll lanes outside of the approved access points, SRTA fines will be delivered in the mail. The fines are $25 plus the cost of the toll.
That money goes toward operations and maintenance of the system, Wilkins said.
More information about violations, including how to dispute or pay a fine, is available at www.peachpass.com.