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Progress being made in clearing traffic ticket backlog

Dr. Lucien Jones, Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety Council
 
Dr. Lucien Jones, Vice Chairman of the National Road Safety Council, has said progress has been made in clearing the backlog in the traffic ticketing system.
 
Dr. Jones said the tickets, which number in the thousands, have been unnecessarily clogging the system.
 
He said a meeting was held on Friday with National Security Minister Dr. Horace Chang to discuss the matter. 
 
"We're making some progress in terms of trying to sort out what we call failed tickets - those tickets that are either not recorded as being paid because there is some mismatch between the driver's licence and the ticket or between the offence and the ticket number. So having dealt with those matters - it's about 300,000 of them - we're left with about 60,000," he revealed.  
 
Dr. Jones said the authorities are trying to determine if the 60,000 tickets fall in the unpaid category in order to ensure that there is a "clean system and that the judges can sign the warrants without any fear that they've signed a warrant for somebody that has already paid." 
 


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