On Feb. 26, State Rep. Chuck Efstration (R-Dacula) introduced legislation that would prevent the state from issuing citations for non-toll related violations based upon information obtained from operating the Peach Pass lanes.
"This issue was brought to my attention by a constituent, cited by the state for a traffic violation of crossing the solid white lines that divide the HOT Lane on Interstate 85," Efstration wrote in a blog post on his website. "The alleged violation was not observed by an officer. Rather, this constituent was identified using the information voluntarily given to obtain a Peach Pass and legally use the toll lane."
Efstration explained he does not feel legislators intended for Peach Pass information to be used for the purpose of issuing traffic citations.
"In a time of ever-improving technology and reduced personal privacy, I believe that the collection of personal information by the government should be strictly limited in scope and use," he added. "Although we are already well into the 2014 legislative session, I will do what I can to support and promote this bill."
Read Georgia HB 1098 in its entirety here.
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