Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, is warning that under the new Road Traffic Act, motorists with outstanding traffic tickets will not be able to renew their driver’s license.
“What will happen is that we are going to match all these unpaid traffic tickets with the drivers’ licenses, so when you go to renew your license, you cannot get it unless you pay the outstanding tickets,” Mr. Chuck emphasized.
Against this background he urged persons with outstanding tickets which he said amounts to billions of dollars to settle these as soon as possible or face the consequences for failing to do so.
The Minister was speaking at a training session organised by the Ministry for Justices of the Peace (JPs) at Sandals Montego Bay in St. James recently.
Meanwhile, Mr. Chuck advised that traffic violations will no longer be brought before the courts unless tickets issued for same are being contested.
“So we will have less burden on the courts, because right now the traffic courts are overburdened trying to deal with traffic violators,” he pointed out.
By: Franklin McKnight