Electronic Warrants Coming for Motorists With Outstanding Tickets
The Government is moving to introduce the use of electronic warrants, which will be issued to motorists with outstanding tickets.
Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, made the disclosure during his contribution to the debate on the Transport Authority (Amendment) Bill, which was passed in the House of Representatives on July 19.
The legislation will help to bring into effect the new Road Traffic Act.
Mr. Chuck noted that over the last five years, the police, on average, have issued more than 500,000 tickets per year.
“You have some indiscipline and lawless motorists who feel that these tickets can be ignored, because more than half of them don’t pay. They are collecting traffic tickets like confetti. The Government needs to respond to ensure that when the police (patrol) the roads and issue tickets, that they are complied with, because we need discipline and order on the roads,” he said.