Thursday 2 July, 2020

Outstanding traffic fines can be paid online soon

File photo.

File photo.

The Judiciary is making final arrangements to allow the payment of fines online in the next two weeks.

Further, the Judiciary said that traffic tickets issued before May 26 can be paid within six months from that date, with a 50 percent discount.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Judiciary advised of the changes, pursuant to the Miscellaneous Amendments Act, Act No 10 of 2020.

“All traffic tickets issued before May 26, 2020, for which payment has not been made, can be paid within six months from May 26, 2020, by paying 50 percent of the fixed penalty,” the Judiciary advised.

The payment of all fines, including traffic tickets was extended to three months from the date on which such payment is due – in keeping with the Judiciary’s Superseding Practice Direction published in Gazette No 71 of 2020. The Practice Direction expires on June 15, 2020.

The Judiciary said all those who wish to access the 50 percent payment option for traffic tickets received before May 26, 2020, will be able to make such payments from June 16, 2020.

The Judiciary has developed an electronic portal to enable these payments to be made online and has worked with its bankers to make this possible.

It’s now working with the Treasury Department towards the final approval for receiving these payments, which it anticipates will be ready by June 16 at which time, fines will be accepted.

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