Washington County VA

Tennessee passes 'electronic fee' for traffic tickets

Anyone getting a ticket in Jonesborough will be paying more in the name of efficiency.

The Tennessee state legislature passed a bill which allows local governments to charge an extra 'electronics fee' on top of every citation issued. The extra $5 will help the town pay for electronic equipment that officers use when writing a ticket.

Town manager Bob Browning told us more about the system. "It allows the officers to put information on computers in their cars. The citations are issued through a computer process, and it saves a great deal of time," he said.

Browning says the fee will only last for five years, but he expects to collect about $5,000 a year during that time.

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