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Motorists warned against corrupt practices at depots

Published:Saturday | October 8, 2016 | 10:00 AM

Motorists who pay motor vehicle examiners or officers to get their vehicles passed at examination depots are being warned to desist from this practice.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Mining Dr. Alwin Hales said that all fees for services rendered by the Island Traffic Authority must be paid to Tax Administration Jamaica. However, in the case of the Swallowfield Depot in Kingston, motorists can pay using either their credit or debit cards.

Hales says it is important that motorists be reminded of this very advice as any breach of the regulations carries very stiff penalties, which will even be more severe when the new Road Traffic Bill, now before Parliament, becomes law.

In the meantime, Hales says steps are being taken to improve the conditions, services and waiting time at the depots.