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New Traffic Bureau Will Lower Ticket Prices

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Richmond County, GA -

Next time you get caught putting a little too much pedal to the metal, the payout might not be so bad. For those who want to wipe their slate clean, fast and easy, have a new option coming to town.

The Richmond County Traffic Violations Bureau will open at the first of the year and allow people to pay their tickets there or online.

Not only is this new department going to save people time, but also money.

Judge Richard Slaby said clearing out the courtrooms of—sometimes over 300 minor traffic cases a day— will save the courts money and time. And those savings can be passed onto the people.

"All fines have been decreased by at least $50 and in some instances much more than that…in some instances over $100," said Slaby.

Resident Torres Brown said anytime he can avoid court, it's a good idea.

"I don't have time… a lot of times I hate standing in line, but when I can go and take care of something on my own from the house, I save time," said Brown.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office will win with this new program too.

Lieutenant Lamkin said this program will save an officer an average of 12 hours a month. He said this is time they can put back into making the roads and community safer.

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