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  • Pacific Island Times Staff

Guam's judiciary goes for traffic fine bucks

If violators don't pay, they could have tax refunds garnished or be outed on social media

Nearly 8,000 Guam drivers with traffic tickets haven't bothered to pay, with few consequences to date. That may be changing, as the Guam Judiciary is now posting names and the traffic fines due on their website. And they've got a deal with the Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation to start subtracting the fines from tax refunds due to the drivers.

If that's not enough incentive, some parties outside of the courts have found a way to use this new policy, by posting the names and amounts on social media. This might be done by friends and enemies.

It's the sort of creative strategy that can be expected, when the government is really short of cash.


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