Welcome to the ½ OFF sale

Here’s a chance for all of you “traffic criminals” to settle the score once and for all and walk away clean. In an effort to recuperate a big chunk of lost revenue, Los Angeles County will offer amnesty to more than a million holders of unpaid traffic tickets that were issued and due prior to […]

Here’s a chance for all of you “traffic criminals” to settle the score once and for all and walk away clean. In an effort to recuperate a big chunk of lost revenue, Los Angeles County will offer amnesty to more than a million holders of unpaid traffic tickets that were issued and due prior to January 2009.

This reprieve will allow payment of just half of the amount owed which should make it easier for many to clear up their driving record.

This County program will run from January first until the end of June 2012 hoping to collect a few million dollars still outstanding in unpaid citations. This, of course, would be a great help to those with FTPs (failure to pay) which hinders their ability to renew their driver’s license and any other DMV related transaction that hinges on the payment of traffic fines.

Aside from collecting the much needed cash, this program will also help clear up the backlog in the local court systems. Perhaps, if all goes well, the rest of the state will take notice and implement the same or similar plan.

The Los Angeles Superior Court alone has over 420,000 outstanding tickets that were sent to collection of which only 20% were paid during that fiscal year.

If you have a moving violation of some sort that falls into this time period, it would be a great advantage to you to try and clear it up. Parking tickets are not included in this amnesty program.

I’m wondering if it will be like one of those department store half off sales where the masses gather at the entrance and madly rush in when the doors open trampling the less aggressive… probably not.