Georgia Speed Trap Cities: Study says Clarkston, Morrow, Riverdale using traffic fine fees to pad budgets

Now The Institute for Justice wants to add three more cities to the list of Georgia municipalities that it says pads their budgets through traffic tickets and citations.Between 2012 and 2016, Clarkston, Morrow and Riverdale generated between 14 percent and 25 percent of their revenue from tickets for speeding infractions or home code violations — a funding source second only to property taxes, according to The Institute for Justice study released Thursday.That compares to 3 percent for other similarly sized cities in Georgia, the study says.