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D.C. ticket amnesty program collects almost $2 million

The D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles has collected almost $2 million for outstanding tickets since launching an amnesty program Aug. 1.

Officials said customers have paid 35,357 tickets, generating $1,902,665.

Marylanders have ranked first among local jurisdictions in paying the past due fines, officials said, with drivers handing over $931,024 for 17, 387 tickets. D.C. drivers were second, paying $559,311 for 9,928 tickets. Virginians have paid $303,894 for 5,968 tickets, according to the DMV.

The amnesty program, which applies to tickets issued before Jan. 1, 2010, runs through Jan. 27. Officials projected in July that the program would collect more than $6 million.

DMV officials recommend that drivers pay past due fines online. More information on the program is available on the DMV’s Web site.

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