Amnesty for Delinquent Motorists

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  • The Government is to implement a new amnesty for motorists who have accumulated unpaid traffic tickets.
  • Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, said this will be done before the new Road Traffic Act, which is now before the House of Representatives, comes into effect.

The Government is to implement a new amnesty for motorists who have accumulated unpaid traffic tickets.

Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, said this will be done before the new Road Traffic Act, which is now before the House of Representatives, comes into effect.

The Minister was making his contribution to the 2017/2018 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on April 12.

He explained that the Road Traffic Act has newer and stricter provisions in relation to the imposition of penalties and traffic offences.

“In order to offer motorists an opportunity to enter this new phase with a clean slate, we will be allowing for a period of amnesty, during which outstanding traffic tickets can be paid without the (loss) of points and other related penalties,” Mr. Henry said.

The updated Road Traffic Act will repeal and replace the existing Road Traffic Act of 1938 and will establish new road traffic offences as well as provide increased penalties for current offences

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