Audit finds problems in Ga. driver record system

Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 8:20 AM
Last updated 6:40 PM
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ATLANTA — A state audit has found erroneous or incomplete information in the driver records system puts Georgia at risk of losing $30 million in federal highway funding.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday reported numerous courts either don’t report convictions involving traffic violations, drugs and stolen vehicles or are slow to report them.

The newspaper reports Georgia also allows license suspensions stemming from DUI offenses to be expunged from driver records if the charge doesn’t result in a conviction — which is contrary to federal law. A federal law passed over the summer requires the state to resolve the issue by 2015.

The audit also revealed the Department of Driver Services does not have a clear policy on which employees can alter or delete information from driver records.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/28/12 - 10:01 am
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Another bureacratic nightmare.
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As they say, ' it okay for government work". No requirement for accuracy or efficiency.

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gargoyle 12/28/12 - 02:32 pm
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Georgia also allows license suspensions stemming from DUI offenses to be expunged from driver records if the charge doesn’t result in a conviction — which is contrary to federal law.

What happened to inocent till proven guilty?

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dichotomy 12/28/12 - 03:31 pm
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Seems to me that if the

Seems to me that if the charge doesn't result in a conviction then it absolutely should be allowed to be expunged. If you have not been convicted, it should never have gone on your driver's record in the first place. I also do not think they should be allowed to suspend your license until after you have been convicted. In other words, there should not be anything in your permanent record or any punishment incurred until AFTER you have been convicted. THEN you can sock it to the CONVICTED drunk driver.

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