INCREASED TRAFFIC FINES IN JAMAICA

The following are some of the proposed fines in the new Road Traffic Act.
Offences in respect of which a fixed penalty may be paid to a collector of taxes
1) Driving motor vehicle with no valid certificate of fitness – $5,000
2) Driving motor vehicle without it being registered – $10,000
3) Driving motor vehicle without it being licensed in the prescribed manner – $10,000
4) Driving motor vehicle without evidence of insurance or failing to surrender evidence of insurance – $15,000
5) Driving motor vehicle (a) with licence decal obscured – $5,000
(b) with licence decal not affixed – $5,000
(c) licence plates obscured or not easily distinguished – $5,000
(d) licence plates not affixed as prescribed – $5,000
6) Driving motor vehicle contrary to terms of licence – $15,000
7) Driving motor vehicle without driver’s licence or learner’s permit in possession – $2,000
8) Failing to comply with the conditions of learner’s licence – $6,000
9) Failing to comply with the conditions of first year of driver’s licence – $6,000
10) Failing to notify authority of
change of place of residence – $2,000
11) Failing to obey red light or stop sign – $12,000
12) Failing to comply with any other traffic sign – $8,000
13) Turning into or crossing major road so as to obstruct traffic – $9,000
14) Exceeding the speed limit by
(a) 16 km/h to 32 km/h – $6,000
(b) 33 km/h to 49 km/h – $10,000
(c) 50 km/h or more – $15,000
15) Driving on to one road from another and causing traffic obstruction – $10,000
16) Driving motor vehicle in violation of the rules of the road by:
(a) failing to keep to the nearside of road when approaching or being overtaken – $5,000
(b) overtaking on the nearside of other traffic – $5,000
(c) failing to allow passage to other overtaking vehicles – $10,000
(d) overtaking in a manner causing obstruction to oncoming traffic – $10,000
(e) crossing or turning so as to obstruct traffic – $9,000
(f) driving on to a road from another in a manner causing obstruction – $9,000
(g) driving from onto a place not being a road in a manner causing obstruction to traffic – $9,000
(h) travelling backwards further than necessary – $9,000
(i) failing to place motor vehicle when not in motion at the near side of roadway – $3,000
(j) failing to place motor vehicle in position so as not to obstruct traffic – $3,000
(k) person pouring petrol, driver leaves vehicle unattended – $7,000
(1) parking a vehicle in a zone designated for parking and failing to observe the rules pertaining to parking or failing to pay charge – $2,000
(m) person wilfully or unnecessarily preventing hindering or interrupting free passage of vehicular or pedestrian traffic – $13,000
(n) placing on or abandoning object on road that may endanger or cause damage to vehicular or pedestrian traffic – $13,000
(o) using cell phone, while driving or while functioning as instructor – $13,000
17) Careless driving where no collision occurs – $11,000
18) Careless driving where collision occurs – $25,000
19) Disobeying directions or signal of constable in execution of his duty – $5,000
20) Driver of motorcycle not causing pillion rider to wear prescribed protective helmet – $5,000
21) Failing to observe silence zones – $7,000
22) Failing to observe school safety zone – $10,000
23) Exceeding speed limit within school safety zone – $10,000
24) Exceeding speed limit within construction work zone – $10,000
25) Failing to comply with a sign of school crossing patrol to stop – $5,000
26) Driver of motor vehicle failing to yield the right of way when pedestrian in pedestrian crossing – $7,000
27) Driver of motor vehicle passing vehicle stopped in pedestrian crossing – $10,000
28) Driver of motor vehicle putting vehicle in motion while signal to stop is still exhibited – $13,000
29) Person pouring petrol into or on vehicle while engine running or naked light is alight – $10,000
30) Person with intent to defraud, interfere with or operate parking meter – $15,000
31) Driver of motor vehicle leaves vehicle unattended without stopping the engine – $4,000
32) Failing to place motor vehicle when not in motion at the near side of roadway – $7,000
33) Failing to place motor vehicle in position so as not to obstruct traffic – $7,000
34) Failing to use appropriate hand signal – $2,000
35) Driver of motor vehicle failing to give appropriate signal to indicate direction when turning – $7,000
36) Driver of motor vehicle failing to obey commands of constable to stop or keep motor vehicle stationary – $6,000
37) Failing to obey police signals – $7,500
38) Unnecessarily hinder, interrupt or otherwise obstruct the free and proper passage of vehicle or pedestrian – $5,000
39) Placing or abandoning object on road that may endanger or cause damage to vehicular or pedestrian traffic – $5,000
40) Refusing to weigh or test vehicle – $50,000
41) Driver causing vehicle to obstruct road or parked while being loaded or unloaded – $7,000
42) Use of electronic communication device while driving – $10,000
43) Use of electronic video device within driver’s line of sight while driving – $13,000
45) Using or driving or permitting to be used motor vehicle in a defect

6 thoughts on “INCREASED TRAFFIC FINES IN JAMAICA

  1. Fine must increase because the police dem a collect what the government should get at a discount rate!!! Dem worst than klans, an one order pon extorting motorist

  2. Yes, di road officers lub teck bribes. I would never give them shyt, dem already getting paid out my pocket from taxes suh weh di hell mi going to pay dem again fah. At least di money from di fines can help maintain roads and whatnot.

  3. all the government of jamaica does is take,,,take,,,take,,and take ,from its people,,,,,when will theses assholes start giving back????

  4. Great start but I disagree with ” 7) Driving motor vehicle without driver’s licence or learner’s permit in possession – $2,000.” If #6 has an associated fine of $15,000, then #7 should be at least $20,000 not no d@mn $2000. We need to get the unlicensed drivers off the road.

  5. “not in possession – does not mean they do not own one – maybe they forget it, but have it so don’t see anything wrong with that. However, if they don’t have it at all-never applied or got one..then the 20,000 or more mi agree wid..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top