San Pedro Traffic Department to implement new registration system for drivers’ licenses and vehicles
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
The San Pedro Traffic Department (SPTD) is in the process of joining a nationwide network which will provide all municipalities with a database of all registered drivers’ licenses and vehicles. The initiative is expected to take place in the upcoming months and will seek to standardize the current system. The effort is expected to thwart the many violations committed by drivers across the country as well as the theft of vehicles.
Chris Nuñez of the SPTD welcomes the idea, saying it will help the Department in accessing any information that might be needed regarding any particular case. “If someone has been issued a ticket in Cayo, we will be able to pull out that information over here in San Pedro and know whether it has been paid or not,” said Nuñez. If not, then the person can be penalized. The new system will also provide access to the drivers’ background, and it is believed that it will assist in the enforcement of the traffic regulations as well. So far, the only municipalities with these type of records are Belize City and Belmopan City.
In the case of vehicle registration, Nuñez mentioned that the system will provide a thorough background of the vehicle and owner/s. When the system is up and running, it will also provide vital information to local authorities when attempting to get information on a specific vehicle or locating a missing or stolen car.
Nuñez also indicated that the process for both license and vehicle registration in San Pedro Town will not be affected by the new upcoming system. The paperwork will remain the same, and all fees will still be paid at the San Pedro Town Council.
For more information on this measure, visit the SPTD office located on Barrier Reef Drive on the first floor on the San Pedro Town Council building. They can also be reached via phone at 226-2936.
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