Minister Salim Jreissati arrives to attend a Cabinet session in Beirut, Monday, March 6, 2017. (The Daily Star/Ahmad Azakir)
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Justice Minister Salim Jreissati Friday urged State Prosecutor Samir Hammoud to improve the process of notifying citizens of traffic violation-related court hearings after he received complaints from those arrested for missing hearings.Lebanon's traffic law stipulates that if a fine is not paid within a month, the case is transferred to a court, which will schedule a hearing. A judicial source told The Daily Star Friday that a hearing may not be scheduled up to two years after the infraction. Driving safety NGO YASA called on the government to give a general amnesty for past traffic violations and tickets issued before the new traffic law, No. 243 dated Oct. 22, 2012 .
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