The National Security Minister is inviting motorists to check if they have outstanding traffic tickets so that they can take advantage of the amnesty now on.
The amnesty, which began on July 1, will end on December 31 and applies to motorists with traffic tickets issued before September 21, 2010.
During the amnesty, an offender who pays the fine in full on a qualifying traffic ticket will be completely cleared of the offence. All attached penalties, including loss of points, and the obligation to attend court will no longer apply.
According to Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting: “The amnesty is another initiative in the Government’s continued thrust to encourage responsible use of our roads. It will allow many drivers to make a fresh start and help to clear the thousands of outstanding traffic tickets, while also bringing much needed relief to the already over-burdened court system.”
The Government is warning that the full force of the law will be brought against those who fail to use the amnesty.
To check if you have outstanding tickets
go to: http://www.jamaicatax-online.gov.jm/Amnesty/