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Amnesty For Overdue Parking Tickets In D.C. Off To Good Start

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The District is hoping to collect more than $6 million through the amnesty program.
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The District is hoping to collect more than $6 million through the amnesty program.

Drivers in the District with overdue parking tickets are taking advantage of the city's amnesty program that kicked off today.

Department of Motor Vehicles director Lucinda Babers says it's too early to tell how much money was raised or how many scofflaws paid off their tickets, but she says the program appears to be off to a promising start.

"We had a larger crowd than normal, and for many of them, we see if they were eligible," she says. "I really do think it got kicked off to a good start."

For the next six months, the District will waive the late fees on tickets and traffic citations issued before Jan. 1, 2010.

The city is hoping to collect more than $6 million through the amnesty program. D.C. is owed nearly $250 million in overdue tickets and fees.

Babers says nearly 40 percent of the outstanding parking tickets were issued to Maryland drivers.

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