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Little traction for traffic ticket amnesty

Published: Wednesday November 7, 2012 | 12:50 pm Comments 0

The traffic ticketing amnesty which was implemented by the government in July seems set to miss its mark of bringing in the projected $2 billion in revenues.

During a presentation to the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee of Parliament this morning, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Dr. Annmarie Barnes, said the amnesty has brought in about $5 million.

She says the ministry is considering how to make the amnesty more effective.

The amnesty applies to offenders with unpaid traffic tickets that were issued before September 21, 2010.

However, its introduction several months ago was marred by technological problems which saw the names of persons appearing on the website as delinquents although they had already paid the fines, or were cleared by the court.

The amnesty expires in December.

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