Saturday 17 August, 2019

Traffic ticket amnesty to be extended for 45 days

The amnesty involves traffic tickets dating back to 2010.

The amnesty involves traffic tickets dating back to 2010.

The traffic ticket amnesty which ended on October 31, has been extended by 45 days.

 National Security Minister, Robert Montague, advised of the extension of the offer on Tuesday.

The extension is scheduled to run from November 27 to January 13, 2018.

The amnesty involves traffic tickets dating back to 2010.

The initiative involves motorists avoiding penalty in terms of the demerit points that were applicable to the tickets, and prosecution on warrants that were issued, once the tickets are paid up and accounted for on the official database.

Although the amnesty lasted for three months, and raked in over $500 million in payments, many motorists reportedly complained that with the back-to-school period in August to September having been part of the amnesty period, they were unable to put together all the funds that were necessary to clear their outstanding tickets.

As a consequence, the matter was reportedly taken to Cabinet for a decision on the request for an extension.

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