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New Traffic Ticket Fee Waiver


Last updated 9/30/2015 at 10:30am

Motorists throughout California, who have received traffic tickets, can now apply for an amnesty program that could reduce their amount up to 80 percent. Senate Bill 85 signed by Gov. Brown will go into effect on Thursday, Oct.1 and last until 2017, and will also allow license reinstatement for drivers who lost it because they failed to pay the fine or appear in court. The amnesty program will help with speeding, red light violations, and failure to stop at a stop sign tickets. It also includes amnesty for traffic infractions such as loitering, trespassing, and littering. However, parking tickets, local ordinance violations,driving under the influence, and reckless driving are not eligible.

Drivers who are interested should contact the superior court in the jurisdiction where they received the ticket. Courts are allowed to charge a $50 fee for the program. To reinstate the driver license, the DMV will charge a $55 fee.

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