The state has collected $170.9 million in fines paid by delinquent drivers through traffic offences and violations between 2011 and 2015 on the nation’s roads.
This in addition to over 120,489 tickets that remained unpaid in the courts for this same period.
Amendments to T&T road and traffic Laws will see the use of speed spot cameras, penalties for late payment of tickets, red light cameras and law enforcement officers using handheld devices to issue electronic tickets radio frequency liscence plates and more. In many instances the opportunity for traffic tickets will no longer being paid at the courts and motorists can have their driver’s permits suspended.
He also gave information on data from the Judiciary which showed the total revenue collected on traffic offences and violations in the courts for the five-year period stood at $170,922,332.
The number of tickets paid stood at 172,769 compared to the 289,140 tickets that were handed out by law enforcement officers.