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CAD taking more steps to accommodate crowds at traffic court

By Halshane Burke 

The Court Administration Division (CAD) will be moving to accommodate more people at the traffic court on Tuesday, the final day of the reprieve for outstanding traffic tickets.

A large number of people visited the traffic court's Melbourne road location on Monday in a bid to clear outstanding tickets.

The CAD said it expects an even larger crowd on Tuesday.

Kadeish Fletcher, Director of Client Services, Communication and Information at the Court Administration Division, said additional staff and  accommodations will be provided in an effort to process people more quickly. 

But he cautioned that even with these additional arrangements, the process could still take some time since the CAD cannot predict the number of people who will turn up.

"We are unable to look for the tickets until they get here, and so we will still have that process where persons will have to wait for us to locate the tickets. And in instances where we can, we will list them for court tomorrow," she said. 

Motorists are desperate to meet the January 31 deadline to avoid harsher penalties that will accompany the new Road Traffic Act and regulations, to take effect on February 1.