Lafayette

Mar 15, 2013 8:46 AM by AP

Lafayette may give amnesty for traffic ticket

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering giving drivers until April 30 to pay the nearly 29,000 past-due city parking tickets and traffic camera citations before the start of a tougher collection policy.

The council last year approved a new collection policy that calls for the City-Parish Attorney's Office to file lawsuits to recover traffic camera citations.

The Advocate reports City-Parish Attorney Mike Hebert told council members the hope is the amnesty program would be an incentive for drivers to pay delinquent fines before city-parish government spends the money to take them to court.

The measure will be considered at Tuesday's council meeting.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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