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Public Service Announcement
Violators Urged to Pay Outstanding Parking Tickets
(Friday, May 3/2002)-- Effective Monday (May 6th), persons with outstanding Halifax Regional Municipality parking meter violations will be refused service by the Registry of Motor Vehicles for driver's license renewals and vehicle registrations until the fines are paid.
This is the latest move by HRM to increase its parking ticket enforcement efforts.
Two years ago, HRM forged a unique partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice and Service Nova Scotia in its effort to improve its enforcement system through recovery of millions of dollars in outstanding penalties and fines related to parking violations.
It resulted in agreement by the Nova Scotia Government to invoke a "Refusal to Do Business" with persons who have outstanding parking violations under the MVA. That has now been extended to include those with unpaid HRM parking meter violations.
There were 212,000 parking tickets issued in HRM last year. Approximately 70 per cent of the fines were recovered.
HRM Corporate Communications Officer
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations