At the Georgia 400 toll plaza at Peach Pass a lot of tollway customers are confused – are we paying or not? Usually there is a green light located on both sides of the toll plaza that blinks to let you know it’s read your toll tag, Peach Pass, and you’re good to go. Well, that’s something of the past – and it’s confusing several Georgia Peach Pass tollway users.
“It’s confusing to people,” one driver told Channel 2’s Craig Lucie.
“There were no lights up there so it’s like, ‘Well can anybody come through at this point?” asks another driver.
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Motorist are still being charged to use the Georgia 400 tollway.
“Because we shifted the lanes last Friday, we had to pull those lights out. The readers are working and your Peach Pass is being deducted just like normal, but that little safety net, the green light, is not there anymore,” explained Bert Brantley who is the executive director of the State Road and Tollway Authority.
“That’s the only way you know they’ve deducted from your account when you see that light. If you don’t, you don’t know if they are charging you,” said Peach Pass customer Heather King.
Channel 2’s Craig Lucie interviewed several drivers and found out they all like having that safety net, so to speak. The State Road and Tollway Authority’s main phone line has been having an abundance of calls regarding the missing lights at the toll plaza.
Road work and changes like this cause driving distractions that can be very dangerous. Driver distractions are the leading cause of most accidents or near accidents. 80% of accidents and 65% of near accidents involve some form of distraction, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They also found that in most cases the distraction occurred within three seconds of the accident.
If you were injured in a Georgia Auto Accident, you should get in touch with an experienced car accident attorney immediately. At Foy and Associates we will send out an investigator to take care of all the details, gather information from the witnesses of the actual car crash, and also work with a group of experienced medical professionals that can access the exact details of your condition for future medical expenses.