Operation Greenlight allows drivers to save on overdue traffic tickets

Reporter: Asha Patel
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If you have an issue with your license, you now have an opportunity to take care of it all.

It’s a program that Lee County has been doing to help people get on the right side of the law.

Operation Greenlight is aimed for those who have a suspended license or overdue traffic tickets. The message is to avoid getting into legal trouble and get back on the road so they can go to work, school, take care of their families and run errands.

The program helps anyone with cases in collections.

They will be allowed to pay their court fees and fines without getting charged the 25% collection surcharge.

A spokesperson with the Lee County Court said since 2020, the event has saved drivers nearly $2.5 million in collection fees and more than 2,500 people became eligible to get their licenses back.

Traffic tickets must be paid in full but customers may enter in an affordable monthly payment plan for criminal court fees.

The program begins Monday and runs until March 24. In Collier County, the operation will begin March 25.

Clerk of Court Kevin Karnes said driving with a suspended license can get you in severe trouble even if you are not at fault in the crash because police will check everyone’s license. He said that’s why the office’s goal is to keep motorists away from legal jeopardy.

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