Cabinet says motorists with outstanding tickets will have up to February 1 to pay the fines to prevent demerit points on their licenses
Motorists with outstanding traffic tickets will have up to February 1, 2023, to pay the fines to prevent demerit points from being accrued on their licenses with the implementation of the new Road Traffic Act.
This, according to a release from the Office of the Prime Minister.
Cabinet on Monday gave definitive instructions as it relates to the Road Traffic Act’s implementation and the launch of the new Traffic Ticket Management System.
It said being cognizant of the overwhelming public demand for the effective implementation of the Act, and a transparent and accountable Traffic Ticket Management System, Cabinet decided that legislative steps will be taken to render all demerit points and tickets accrued up to February 1, 2018 null, and as such, they will not be transitioned under the new Act.
As for tickets accrued after February 1, 2018, once these are paid before February 1, 2023, demerit points will be expunged upon the implementation of the new Road Traffic Act.
Cabinet added that with the new Act and Traffic Ticket Management System, there will be greater efficiency with a fully digitised process.