Millions collected since start of Traffic Ticket Amnesty

August 10, 2017
Persons try to get a printout of their tickets at the traffic headquarters on Elletson Road.

With just more than 7,000 persons making payments on outstanding traffic tickets at tax offices islandwide since the August 2 commencement date, the Government has raked in nearly $15 million.

The figure was recorded between August 2 and August 4.

The Traffic Ticket Amnesty, which ends on October 31, provides motorists with the option of paying off their outstanding traffic tickets either online, using the Tax Administration of Jamaica's website 'www.jamaicatax.gov.jm', or at any of the offices which have been outfitted with additional cashiers and security personnel.

During the amnesty, motorists will have telephone access to a specially established call centre, where agents can provide clarification on all amnesty-related matters. More than 5,000 calls have been received.

THE STAR gathered that tickets that are paid during the amnesty would not be removed from the motorist's record, but would reflect a paid status.

Special arrangements

Persons with ticket amounts that they are unable to clear at once, will have the option of making several payments throughout the amnesty period until the outstanding amounts have been cleared.

The amnesty does not apply to ticket-related summons that are currently before the court, or are active.

The ministry also pointed to special arrangements for motorists who have been issued with warrants for outstanding tickets, to clear those balances.

"Once the ticket has been paid during the amnesty period, arrangements will be made for the warrant to be disposed of at court," the ministry said.

To query the amnesty, persons can call 948-0406 or 948-0411.

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