New start date for traffic ticket amnesty

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Print this page Email A Friend!

NATIONAL Security Minister Robert Montague says the traffic ticket amnesty, which was scheduled to start today, has been postponed until August 2.

In a release from the Ministry of National Security, Montague explained that the new start date is to ensure all systems are in place.

The amnesty will allow motorists to pay outstanding traffic tickets without attracting demerit points; giving them the opportunity to begin with a clean slate before the new Road Traffic Act is implemented.

The updated Road Traffic Act will repeal and replace the existing Road Traffic Act of 1938, and will establish new road traffic offences as well as provide increased penalties for current offences.

The amnesty was announced by Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry during his contribution to the 2017/2018 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 12.




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon