Officials in a Georgia county will start ticketing trucks that travel on county roads after passing a new ordinance.
The Effingham County Board of Commissioners recently passed an ordinance forbidding most trucks to travel on county roadways.
Per the new ordinance, violators can be fined between $200 and $1000.
The ordinance would ban Class 6 – 13 trucks from using county roads without a letter from the county giving them permission to use the roadways.
Officials say that they made the decision to ban truck travel on county roads because of the damage to infrastructure.
County manager Tim Callanan told WSAV, “The trucks are starting to use the roads as bypasses to get around the truck routes which are the state routes. Because of the weight of the trucks and the width of the trucks, it’s starting to tear up the roads so we’re trying to protect the assets of the tax payers here.”
County officials encourage truckers to stay on state roadways.