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More Drivers Service Centers Open Saturday for Traffic Fine Discount Period

By on August 19, 2016

MIAMI - DECEMBER 15: Officer Kevin Millan from the City of Miami Beach police department helps steady a woman during a field sobriety test at a DUI sobriety traffic checkpoint December 15, 2006 in Miami, Florida. According to police, the woman failed a breathalyzer test by blowing into the device and receiving two readings one at .190 the other .183, which is twice the legal limit in Florida. The city of Miami, with the help of other police departments, will be conducting saturation patrols and setting up checkpoints during the holiday period looking to apprehend drivers for impaired driving and other traffic violations. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A police officer helps steady a woman during a field sobriety test at a DUI sobriety traffic checkpoint. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

SAN JUAN – The amnesty period for the advance payment of traffic fines began Friday. It provides a 60 percent discount on fines, penalties and accrued interest.

Transportation Secretary Miguel Torres and Rep. Ramón Luis Cruz, who authored the measure, said the discount period runs for 90 days.

“[C]itizens who avail themselves of this benefit must present their fines and pay them in full. It is important to note that the amnesty period will be extended through Nov. 16, 2016,” the secretary said.

The traffic fine report must have been issued within the past 30 days. It can be requested at the Mobile Drivers Service Centers (Cesco by its Spanish acronym) at the Sagrado Corazón and   Bayamón Urban Train stations.

The Office of Citizen Services in the Minillas Government Center’s South Tower and the 15 Cescos throughout the island should also be able to print the report.

Drivers Service Centers in Arecibo, Manatí, Dorado, Arroyo, Caguas, Humacao, Hormigueros, Ponce and Santurce will be open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to the nine aforementioned collection offices, those at the Cesco centers in Bayamón, Guayama, Mayagüez, Carolina and Ponce, and in the Capital Center in Hato Rey are also open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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