I received a violation for speeding but wasn’t driving my vehicle. Do I have to pay for it?

An automated photo speed violation is considered a civil violation and the law says the owner of the cited vehicle is responsible. In Georgia, you may "transfer" the violation to the driver of the vehicle by the below methods, as taken directly from the Georgia law:

 

A) Testifies under oath in open court or submits to the court a sworn, notarized statement that he or she was not the operator of the vehicle at the time of the alleged violation.

B) Presents to the court a certified copy of a police report showing that the vehicle had been reported to the police as stolen prior to the time of the alleged violation.

 H.B. 978 40-14-18 Section 9

 

It should be noted that if the violation is not paid, the owner remains responsible for the violation. 

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1. Why were the Speed Zone Cameras installed?
2. Were there an excessive number of speeders in Lawrenceville School Zones?
3. Where are the cameras located?
4. What are the hours of enforcement and what speed limits are enforced when?
5. Will I be ticketed for traveling 1 or 2 miles per hour over the posted limits?
6. How much are the fines?
7. I received a School Zone Speeding Citation. How do I pay for it?
8. I received a violation for speeding but wasn’t driving my vehicle. Do I have to pay for it?
9. If I get a ticket will my insurance go up?
10. How do the Cameras work? Are they accurate?
11. What happens to citation revenue?