Civil penalty waived based on several mitigating circumstances.

Topic: Tollway, Decided by Judge Miller 
Docket Number: 1512405 , Decision Date: 2015-02-02 
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Respondent failed to pay the Georgia 400 toll fee on 177 separate occasions due to her failure to update her address, register her new license plate, and ensure that a balance remained on her Peach Pass account. By statute, Respondent must pay for each toll fee plus a $25 administrative fee for each violation. However, the $70 civil penalty was waived because Respondent was experiencing financial hardship and the toll authority could have made further efforts to obtain a correct address for Respondent when it became aware that she was not receiving notice of her violations.