Jamaica New Road Traffic Law

Below is a list of some of the fines in the new Road Traffic Act.

Offences in respect of which a fixed penalty may be paid to a collector of taxes

1) Driving motor vehicle with no valid certificate of fitness – $4,000

2) Driving motor vehicle without it being registered – $10,000

3) Driving motor vehicle without it being licensed in the prescribed manner – $10,000

4) Driving motor vehicle without evidence of insurance or failing to surrender evidence of insurance – $20,000

5) Driving motor vehicle (a) with licence decal obscured – $5,000

(b) with licence decal not affixed – $5,000

(c) licence plates obscured or not easily distinguished – $5,000

(d) licence plates not affixed as prescribed – $5,000

6) Driving motor vehicle contrary to terms of licence – $30,000

7) Driving motor vehicle without driver’s licence or learner’s permit in possession – $2,000

8) Failing to comply with the conditions of learner’s licence – $6,000

9) Failing to comply with the conditions of first year of driver’s licence – $6,000

10) Failing to notify authority of change of place of residence – $2,000

11) Failing to obey red light or stop sign – $12,000

12) Failing to comply with any other traffic sign – $10,000

13) Turning into or crossing major road so as to obstruct traffic – $9,000

14) Exceeding the speed limit by

(a) 16 km/h to 32 km/h – $6,000

(b) 33 km/h to 49 km/h – $10,000

(c) 50 km/h or more – $15,000

15) Driving on to one road from another and causing traffic obstruction – $4,000

16) Driving motor vehicle in violation of the rules of the road by:

(a) failing to keep to the nearside of road when approaching or being overtaken – $5,000

(b) overtaking on the nearside of other traffic – $5,000

(c) failing to allow passage to other overtaking vehicles – $5,000

(d) overtaking in a manner causing obstruction to oncoming traffic – $10,000

(e) crossing or turning so as to obstruct traffic – $9,000

(f) driving on to a road from another in a manner causing obstruction – $9,000

(g) driving from onto a place not being a road in a manner causing obstruction to traffic – $9,000

(h) travelling backwards further than necessary – $9,000

(i) failing to place motor vehicle when not in motion at the near side of roadway – $3,000

(j) failing to place motor vehicle in position so as not to obstruct traffic – $3,000

(k) person pouring petrol, driver leaves vehicle unattended – $7,000

(1) parking a vehicle in a zone designated for parking and failing to observe the rules pertaining to parking or failing to pay charge – $2,000

(m) person wilfully or unnecessarily preventing hindering or interrupting free passage of vehicular or pedestrian traffic – $13,000

(n) placing on or abandoning object on road that may endanger or cause damage to vehicular or pedestrian traffic – $13,000

(o) using cell phone, while driving or while functioning as instructor – $13,000

17) Careless driving where no collision occurs – $11,000

18) Careless driving where collision occurs – $25,000

19) Disobeying directions or signal of constable in execution of his duty – $5,000

20) Driver of motorcycle not causing pillion rider to wear prescribed protective helmet – $5,000

21) Failing to observe silence zones – $7,000

22) Failing to observe school safety zone – $10,000

23) Exceeding speed limit within school safety zone – $10,000

24) Exceeding speed limit within construction work zone – $10,000

25) Failing to comply with a sign of school crossing patrol to stop – $5,000

26) Driver of motor vehicle failing to yield the right of way when pedestrian in pedestrian crossing – $7,000

27) Driver of motor vehicle passing vehicle stopped in pedestrian crossing – $10,000

28) Driver of motor vehicle putting vehicle in motion while signal to stop is still exhibited – $12,000

29) Person pouring petrol into or on vehicle while engine running or naked light is alight – $10,000

30) Person with intent to defraud, interfere with or operate parking meter – $15,000

31) Driver of motor vehicle leaves vehicle unattended without stopping the engine – $4,000

32) Failing to place motor vehicle when not in motion at the near side of roadway – $7,000

33) Failing to place motor vehicle in position so as not to obstruct traffic – $7,000

34) Failing to use appropriate hand signal – $2,000

35) Driver of motor vehicle failing to give appropriate signal to indicate direction when turning – $7,000

36) Driver of motor vehicle failing to obey commands of constable to stop or keep motor vehicle stationary – $6,000

37) Failing to obey police signals – $7,500

38) Unnecessarily hinder, interrupt or otherwise obstruct the free and proper passage of vehicle or pedestrian – $5,000

39) Placing or abandoning object on road that may endanger or cause damage to vehicular or pedestrian traffic – $5,000

40) Refusing to weigh or test vehicle – $50,000

41) Driver causing vehicle to obstruct road or parked while being loaded or unloaded – $7,000

42) Use of electronic communication device while driving – $10,000

43) Use of electronic video device within driver’s line of sight while driving – $13,000

45) Using or driving or permitting to be used motor vehicle in a defective condition – $15,000