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Parking, Traffic Ticket Amnesty In D.C. Starts Aug. 1

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D.C. is going to grant amnesty on the late fees for old parking tickets and other traffic citations starting Aug.1.
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D.C. is going to grant amnesty on the late fees for old parking tickets and other traffic citations starting Aug.1.

Beginning Aug. 1, drivers with overdue tickets will have six months to clean up their driving records in the District, without paying the late fees that can double the cost.

All parking, moving violation and photo enforcement tickets are eligible -- even those which have already been referred to a collection agency -- but only if the citations were issued before Jan. 1, 2010.

The program is intended to encourage drivers to pay off old fines, but the District stands to gain as well. Officials expect to collect about $6.3 million in revenue during the amnesty program.

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