Amnesty for traffic tickets

Starting tomorrow, California courts will give drivers with unpaid traffic tickets a financial break under a limited state amnesty program.
Motorists with outstanding tickets originally due on or before Jan. 1, 2013 will be allowed to pay them off at a reduced amount, either 50 or 80 percent of the citation amount, depending on the driver’s income. The amnesty program, which lasts until March, 2017, covers tickets for most moving violations, such as speeding, red light violations, and failure to stop at a stop sign. It also covers some non-traffic infractions such as loitering, trespassing, and littering. Parking tickets, local ordinance violations, and some major vehicle code violations, such as DUI and reckless driving, however, are not eligible.