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DC Ticket Amnesty Ends on December 31

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If you have an outstanding ticket in the District of Columbia, you have until next Friday to clear it without paying penalties. DC’s ticket-amnesty program was originally intended to end in September, but Mayor Muriel Bowser extended it to the end of 2021.

The types of tickets covered by the amnesty include parking tickets, tickets from red-light or speed cameras, and moving violations.

In September, Bowser said drivers had settled $44 million of tickets, including $12 million from drivers outside the DMV region. Marylanders accounted for 40 percent of the outstanding tickets, she said. Virginians represented 20 percent, and DC residents accounted for 26 percent.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.