New Road Traffic Act to commence on Feb. 1

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Phased implementation of the new Road Traffic Act, 2018 and the Road Traffic Regulations, 2022 is set to commence on February 1.

Minister of National Security, Dr. Horace Chang, in a statement on Monday (January 30), said the legislation aims to better regulate and promote safe use of Jamaica’s roadways.

Minister Chang said the new Act will be supported by an enhanced digital traffic ticket management system that will make it easier for law-enforcement officers to issue tickets for traffic offences.

The Government has moved to void more than one million traffic tickets issued before February 1, 2018, and to remove all demerit points assigned, as at January 31, 2023.