More than 600 summons going out for unpaid parking tickets
More than 600 summons for unpaid parking tickets are going out, the Corporation of Hamilton has revealed.
About 224 summonses have been served, and a further 381 are being, or are about to be, served.
The corporation has said a “significant” number of people owe money for parking infringements.
A spokeswoman said the authority wanted to prevent drivers from being faced with “unpleasant experiences with law enforcement” over the unpaid penalties.
She told The Royal Gazette: “This has been a perennial issue that has impacted on the City of Hamilton for a number of years.
“We recognise that some people do not know the impact of not paying their fines and we want to make it abundantly clear what the repercussions are before individuals are faced with unpleasant experiences with law enforcement.
“Tickets are $75. They double once an individual appears in front of a magistrate.”
The parking penalties are issued by a number of bodies, such as the Bermuda Police Service, traffic wardens, parking enforcement offices and traffic officers from TCD, thus making it difficult to give a comprehensive financial amount that is owed in total, the spokeswoman said.
City Hall said people with outstanding tickets should make arrangements with the courts to settle the penalties as soon as possible.
Anyone with questions is urged to contact the court liaison unit of police prosecutions on 247-1720 or 247-1743.