JUSTICE: Speeding ticket online payments now available

Nova Scotians with a speeding ticket and other summary offense tickets will now have the option of paying online.

"This is part of a continued effort to make more government services available online," Justice Minister and Attorney General Diana Whalen said in a Jan. 19 announcement. "The option to pay online will reduce wait times and speed up processing times."

Payments can be made online for a variety of summary offense tickets, including speeding tickets or other infractions under the Motor Vehicle Act and the Liquor Control Act.

The option to pay online will be available around the clock and processed immediately. This will be helpful when someone is renewing their driver's licence and realize they have outstanding fines. Once fines are paid online, this information will be immediately available to Access Nova Scotia. Currently, payments are accepted by going to any courthouse, over the phone, or by mailing a personal cheque or money order.

There are approximately 100,000 summary offense tickets issued each year. In 2015, more than $21 million in payments for summary offense tickets were made. This includes outstanding fines that were paid from previous years. 

For more information, or to pay a summary offense ticket, visit: novascotia.ca/just/nsjustice/

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