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Strict penalties needed for traffic violations

Published:Saturday | January 19, 2013

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Having seen the current fiasco that took place a few weeks ago across all Tax Administration Jamaica offices islandwide with regard to the traffic-ticket amnesty, I believe there could be greater strides to claw in much-needed revenues into the Government's coffers.

Look at the British. When a motorist gets a ticket from an officer of the law in Britain for whatever valid reason, he or she has exactly 14 days to pay the fine. If after 14 days the ticket remains unpaid, the fine is doubled. If after 30 days, the ticket remains unpaid, the information goes to court.

This procedure has no loopholes as it is monitored by professional administrators.

WESLEY THOMAS

wesleythomas@ymail.com

Mandeville, Manchester