Hundreds of motorists with outstanding traffic tickets converged at the Kingston and St Andrew Traffic court on Friday to secure a court date before the new Road Traffic Act and Regulations take effect on Wednesday, February 1.
Minister of Transport and Mining, Audley Shaw, on Thursday implored motorists to take advantage of the period of reprieve being provided by the government to settle outstanding fines.
“I therefore implore all motorists, who still have outstanding tickets, to appear early before the Traffic Court, and if they are having challenges paying their traffic tickets, to indicate their difficulty to the courts, to see whether any appropriate arrangement can be made, concerning the payments,” Shaw advised.
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He said that tickets which remain outstanding after the reprieve expires will be enforced in accordance with the new provisions, to include suspension of licences.
The government also reiterated that no more time will be given to motorists with outstanding tickets.
Earlier this month, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck had advised motorists to get a loan to repay their outstanding tickets as at the time over 2,000 people had over 100 unpaid tickets, and another 45 had over 500 outstanding traffic fines.
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