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PDP Rep Denies Alleged Traffic Fine Amnesty

By on January 18, 2016

SAN JUAN – Popular Democratic Party (PDP) Rep. Ramón Luis Cruz Burgos denied rumors circulated on various social networks about an alleged traffic-fine removal mechanism.

“This information is false. At this time, no amnesty is in effect for those purposes. However, we are working on a mechanism to prevent Puerto Ricans from continuing to have such a large amount of [traffic fine] debt…which currently stands at about $700 million,” the politician said.

The lawmaker refers to House Bill 2748, which he authored, that “will include a process of paying off fines at a discount. This bill will be heard publicly Wednesday in the House of Representatives. The witnesses will be the Transportation and Public Works Department, the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget,” he added.

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2 Comments

  1. AnAlum

    January 18, 2016 at 9:25 am

    They should also raise the drinking age to 21 and pass a “open container law”and then more money from highway funds will come to the Island and most likely less traffic casualties and even less crime.

    • E Ghost

      January 25, 2016 at 8:19 am

      Wrong idea. You don’t pass laws to collect revenue. Maybe open container would be okay, but if you raise the drinking age you only encourage kids to hide their drinking and thus encourage them to drink and drive instead of being open and honest and calling for a taxi or their parents to pick them up. If you’ve spent anytime on a US college campus you’d know that secret parties and binge drinking are rampant. These kids drink and drive on a regular basis. This didn’t happen when the drinking age was lower, so at this very moment several states are discussing lowering the drinking age to combat it.

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