Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
March 18, 2004
Albany -- On March 31st, the state Department of Motor Vehicle Safety will send out the first fine and penalty notices for lapsed insurance. Since January, if your car insurance went unpaid for one day, the state is going to fine you $25.00.
Drivers are going to have to make sure their insurance bills are paid on time, or it will cost you. The Georgia Electronic Information Compliance System data base will now check all registered drivers insurance.
If your insurance payment is one day late, the state will send you a letter, fining you $25.00. If you don't pay that bill within 30 days, the DMVS will suspend your vehicle registration, and make you pay $60.00 to have it reinstated.
State Farm Insurance Agent Ellen Bryant says it's a good thing for insured drivers. "It absolutely is. So many people for so long have complained about they carry insurance and have had to pay it for so many years. And look at all these people who have accidents and don't have insurance. Well, this is it."
A second lapse in your insurance in a five year period will have your registration suspended 90 days, and you will be fined $25.00 and the $60.00 restoration fee.
A third insurance lapse in five years and it will cost you $185 to get your registration back. Bryant said "They really need to watch the expiration dates. They need to watch the due dates. Any 24 hour period with time out of force is going to cost them."
If your car insurance lapsed for one day since January, the state plans to send you a fine letter March 31st. They estimate 75 thousand fine letters to go out that first day.
They expect to also send out 250,000 fine letters to motorists who don't have any car insurance.
Georgia motorists who are caught driving a car with a suspended registration will have their cars impounded, and face additional fines.