Audit: Nassau Co. has $80 million in unpaid tickets

January 11, 2012 2:42:30 PM PST
According to an audit, Nassau County has failed to collect $80 million in traffic, parking and red light camera tickets over the past 10 years.

The audit of the Traffic and Parking Violations Agency shows it had $44 million in uncollected traffic violation fines at the end of 2010.

It had another $26 million in parking violation fines over the past six years. It also had $10 million in unpaid red light camera violations at the end of 2011.

Nassau Comptroller George Maragos said the growing backlog of unpaid tickets was an urgent issue that required more aggressive collection efforts.

He suggested the county speed up the anticipated replacement of its computer system. He also said it should demand that the red light camera vendor improve its reporting.

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