Last month, my wife and I took the day off to run some errands, which included paying her ad valorem tax to the county. On the way to the north annex, I was lit up. I had no clue why, because I certainly wasn't speeding, and I am a very careful driver. To both our surprise, the Sept tag on her sedan expires on the birthday of the registration holder, which isn't what we expected. You see, in the other states in which we've lived, your registration expires on the last day of the month that's indicated on the sticker. No problem, oversight on our part, moga is guilty as charged. I get my ticket and proceeded up to the DDS office to pay our dues. Well, I just got around to paying the fine, as the court date is rapidly closing. I damn near died from the sticker shock when I discovered the amount of the ticket: $198.00 incl. processing fee. I feel violated after paying such a fine for a matter as insignificant as that. Especially since I noticed numerous instances of people driving with 2006 tags that day after I got lit up. Why did they have to choose me to price gouge?? There goes the handgun acquisition I had in mind for this month. Neither NY or MA has anything on GA when it comes to severity of traffic fines. I thought the north was bad... So if there are any other new citizens of GA, this is meant to be the warning I wish I had.