The House of Representatives last evening approved a Bill which seeks to intensify the Government’s push to recover almost $3-billion in outstanding traffic tickets.

The Bill is entitled the Road Traffic Temporary Ticket Amnesty Act 2017.

It was piloted by National Security Minister, Robert Montague.

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Minister Montague says steps are being taken to facilitate the smooth introduction of the traffic ticket amnesty.

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Meanwhile, Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Peter Bunting, is urging people to not wait until it’s too late before they take advantage of the three-month amnesty which is to come into effect next month.

Bunting says while he was Minister in 2012, a traffic ticket amnesty had raked in approximately $400-million.

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Mr. Bunting says the Opposition supports the bill. However, he’s expressing reservation at the pace at which the bill was approved in the House.

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