Kadiesh Jarrett-Fletcher, Director of Communications at the Court Administration Division
By Prince Moore
The Court Administration Division (CAD) is urging motorists with outstanding traffic tickets to be patient when they visit the traffic court to pay the fines.
The courts have seen a steady stream of people seeking to settle outstanding tickets prior to the February 1 implementation of the new Road Traffic Act and regulations.
Some motorists have complained about the slow pace at which the matters are being dealt with at the traffic court.
But Kadiesh Jarrett-Fletcher, Director of Communications at the Court Administration Division, explained that there is a process to be followed before the fines can be paid.
"All persons who visit the court to pay a fine must appear before a judge. In order for the matter to be listed for court, the court staff must first locate the tickets. Where a person visits the court office with, for example, 50 outstanding tickets, it is unlikely that they will appear in court that day, as those tickets, all 50 must be located before they can be listed for court," she outlined.
She also advised that people with outstanding tickets issued across parishes, will have to visit the relevant parish court in order to have the matter dealt with.