Mo­torists warned against cor­rupt prac­tices at de­pots

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

MO­TORISTS WHO pay mo­tor ve­hi­cle ex­am­in­ers or of­fi­cers to get their ve­hi­cles passed at ex­am­i­na­tion de­pots are be­ing warned to de­sist from this prac­tice.

Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary in the Min­istry of Trans­port and Mining Dr. Al­win Hales said that all fees for ser­vices ren­dered by the Is­land Traf­fic Au­thor­ity must be paid to Tax Ad­min­is­tra­tion Ja­maica. How­ever, in the case of the Swal­low­field De­pot in Kingston, mo­torists can pay us­ing ei­ther their credit or debit cards.

Hales says it is im­por­tant that mo­torists be re­minded of this very ad­vice as any breach of the reg­u­la­tions car­ries very stiff penal­ties, which will even be more se­vere when the new Road Traf­fic Bill, now be­fore Par­lia­ment, be­comes law.

In the mean­time, Hales says steps are be­ing taken to im­prove the con­di­tions, ser­vices and wait­ing time at the de­pots.

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