Jamaica’s government in last 18 months issued $1.6 billion worth of traffic tickets with new system- $682 million has been collected

$682 million collected from new traffic ticketing system

The Jamaica Observer
Friday, April 6, 2012

KINGSONT- The  Government of Jamaica has collected $682 million from the a new traffic ticketing system over the last 18 months.

According to Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), Dr Lucien Jones, the new system has been achieving significant success since its implementation.

“We have a new ticketing system and already over 700,000 tickets have been issued within the last 18 months, worth $1.6 billion, and of that, $682 million has been collected and if we look at what is presently in the courts, 70 per cent is already accounted for,” he said.

The new system allows the Police to use a hand-held device to track motorists who have outstanding tickets.

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/-682-million-collected-from-new-traffic-ticketing-system

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