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Subject 375-3-4 UNIFORM TRAFFIC CITATIONS

Rule 375-3-4-.01 Uniform Traffic Citation Form

(1) DDS-32, Uniform Traffic Citation, Summons, and Accusation, shall be used by all law enforcement officers who are empowered to enforce the traffic laws and ordinances in effect in this State. The version of Form DDS-32 being used as of the effective date of the September 2009 amendment to this Rule is repealed effective December 31, 2009 and may be used through March 31, 2010. The amended version of Form DDS-32, shown in sections (1)(a) through (1)(e) of this Rule, shall be effective January 1, 2010 and may be used beginning on January 1, 2010. Such citation shall be by the following form in a five part series, at least 5 ½ inches in width and 8 ½ inches in length except that computer generated or electronically submitted citations shall not have a series requirement and may appear up to 8 ½ inches in width and 11 inches in length.
(a) Court Copy, front and back:


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(b) Department of Driver Services copy, front and back:


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(c) Issuing department copy, front and back:


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(d) Violator's copy, front and back:


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(e) Officer's copy, front and back:


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(2) The bar code, accuracy check box, and highlighted offender signature bar on the front of each part of the Uniform Traffic Citation form are optional.

Rule 375-3-4-.02 Numbering and Accountability for Uniform Traffic Citations

(1) Each uniform traffic citation shall have a unique number which will include an agency identifying number assigned by the Commissioner.
(2) Any law enforcement agency which utilizes the uniform traffic citation shall establish a system of accountability for each citation which comes into its possession. This system shall include a file or files containing, in numerical order, or alphabetical order, the agency copy of each issued citation and such additional records and files as may be necessary to account, by unique number, for:
(a) The date of distribution of each blank citation (or block of citations) and the officer to whom given.
(b) All copies of all voided citations.
(c) The circumstances under which any citation (or block of citations) has been lost or misplaced.
(3) Agency records concerning the uniform traffic citation are public records. They shall be made available to any agent of the Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Commissioner or Georgia Bureau of Investigation upon request and to other persons at reasonable times and places.