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Traffic ticket amnesty pushed back

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 12:24 PM

The national security ministry has pushed back the start date for the planned traffic ticket amnesty.

The period of amnesty should have started tomorrow.

But in a release this morning, National Security Minister Robert Montague said it will now begin on August 2.

Montague explains 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.

This will give 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 and provide increased penalties for current offences.