The Newnan Times-Herald


Tag-readers good for community

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Feb. 07, 2020 - 6:26 PM

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I am glad that Coweta is installing license plate readers. Other local governments around Atlanta have done this and these readers have aided in catching criminals.

I have noticed numerous vehicles driving around Coweta with expired tags, and many were from out of state. Some states (Texas, New York, New Jersey) do not put an expiration sticker on vehicle tags — but those individuals may be living here.

These people are avoiding Coweta vehicle taxes and possibly other taxes. I have also noticed several vehicles in Coweta with Florida tags. I speculate these are wealthy people with vacation homes in Florida.

They, too, are avoiding Georgia taxes if they are living here the majority of the year. I hope our law enforcement personnel will stop these vehicles and catch the lawbreakers.

Thank you.

Jim Watkins