The Ministry of National Security is currently updating the traffic ticket amnesty website, to include information on the date and place of issue for all tickets. It is expected that the website will be back online within the next two weeks.
This was disclosed by Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, during his contribution to the 2012/13 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives, on July 17.
He noted that there were some problems with the query website resulting from the difficulty of integrating different systems at Tax Administration, the courts, and the Ministry of National Security.
“In the interim, the call centre continues to operate and persons are taking advantage of the amnesty,” Mr. Bunting said.
The Minister stated that the collaboration across the ministries, agencies and departments involved in the project, is yielding benefits that will “help bring order to our roads."
“For example, through this project, the Transport Authority will now have direct electronic access to the driving record for the last decade, of any person that applies to be licenced in the public passenger system,” Mr. Bunting said.
Since the announcement of the traffic ticket amnesty, issues have arisen regarding the accuracy of the information posted on the website. Many paid tickets were still reflected as outstanding on the database.
As a precaution therefore, the Ministry of National Security and Tax Administration Jamaica, have taken down the site.
By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter