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Oklahoma City Council approve amnesty for traffic offenses

June 23, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drivers who owe fines and fees for traffic violations will be able to settle for pennies on the dollar under an amnesty program approved by the Oklahoma City Council.

Beginning July 1, drivers whose citations were issued at least two years ago will have until March 31 to resolve them. People who can’t pay their fines and fees could have their costs waived.

People who have dragged their feet to pay a basic traffic ticket or show up for court will be able to settle for $155, a reduction from $613. The cost of the same ticket for someone who pays on time is $172.

Officials say the program could help resolve more than 116,000 outstanding cases and help people with suspended driver’s licenses to get them back.

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