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Motorists not taking advantage of amnesty - says Transport Authority
The Transport Authority is reporting that motorists whose vehicles had been impounded, have not been utilising the motor vehicle amnesty announced in April.
Under the Amnesty persons whose vehicles have been impounded for more than 30 days will be able to clear them by paying reduced storage fees.
However, Operations Manager at the Authority, Dianna Patterson, says not many motorists have been jumping on the opportunity offered under the amnesty.
“The response is not what we would have expected, however number of persons have retrieved their vehicles might I also add that the facility is also utilized by the police, not just the Transport Authority operations….”
The amnesty ends this month and according to Petra Keane Williams , the Manager of Communications and Customer Services, its unlikely that it will be extended.
“I don’t envision another extension, there was one taking it into August, what we have found that some of the persons coming to retrieve the vehicles don’t have their titles or documents to suggest that they are legitimate owners of the vehicles.so there is where part of the challenge is ….” she said.
Meanwhile, the Transport Authority will soon be able to better regulate the use of tint on the windows of public passenger vehicles.
Concerns have been raised about the use of tint for public passenger vehicles, as the use sometimes prevent the detection of illegal activities.
However, speaking at RJR's news forum, Operations Manager at the Authority Dianna Patterson, explained that equipment is now available to assist the authority with the situation.