Motorists given more time to pay spot fines

Published : 8:18 am  June 30, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Thilanka Kanakarathna  
Considering the inconvenience caused to the people by the ongoing postal strike, the police have extended by a week the time to pay spot fines.  

Police media said motorists could pay their fines at the special counters set up at the Divisional Secretariats that would function until the postal strike was called off.  

The spot fine receipt should be produced to the respective police station.  

If the date of the payment of fines is today, then the charge sheet should be amended by producing it to the OIC Traffic of the particular police station that issued the charge sheet.  

Meanwhile, Traffic DIG Kamal Silva said the Divisional Secretariats had been authorised to accept the traffic fines in the past, but however, the practice was not adopted by them.  

“It is only a renewal of a previous practice which had been abandoned for some years. W have advised the DS to adopt it again because of the postal strike,” he said and added that this system would be operational until the postal services returned to normal.