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'Operation Green Light' helps Pasco County drivers get back behind the wheel

Posted at 7:26 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 07:26:02-05

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — "Operation Green Light," an annual event hosted by the Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller kicks off on Wednesday.

The event aims to help motorists with unpaid court fines and fees legally get back on the road.

"This is an important moment for drivers who have seen their licenses suspended over unpaid court obligations," says Clerk & Comptroller Nikki Alvarez-Sowles. "So much of our modern lives depends on having reliable transportation, and for most of us, that means being able to drive."

You can take part on the phone, in-person and online. Click here for more information.

Deputy Clerks will be available at both courthouses the Robert Sumner Judicial Center (Dade City) and the West Pasco Judicial Center (New Port Richey) during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for in-person assistance.

Sidelined motorists can skip the trip and get squared away by telephone: (352) 521-4542, Option 1; or (727) 847-8031, Option 2, between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Or, anytime during the three-day event, we'll offer access to a special Operation Green Light web page here.

Those with licenses suspended over failure to pay child support, DUI, failure to complete a driver's course ordered by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), traffic-related felony, or deemed by FLHSMV as a habitual traffic offender may not be eligible to participate.

"During Operation Green Light, penalties, interest, and collections fees that have been piling up can, in many cases, be waived. For those who can't pay their obligations in total, we offer payment plans that allow driving privileges to be restored, too."