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Tele rolls out paperless traffic fines payment

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The country’s telecommunications giant, Ethio-telecom on Thursday March 03, 2022 implemented the drivers’ traffic penalty payment through telebirr under the theme “Respect the traffic rules while driving; if there is a breach, settle your penalty via telebirr.” The paperless traffic fines payment system was implemented through a memorandum of understanding with the Addis Ababa Traffic Management Agency, and Addis Ababa Police Commission.
The firm also announced that it gets USD 317.5k in transaction from International remittance which started November 20, 2021 via its mobile money telebirr.
The payment system is said to modernize and replace the age-old paper-based payment system of the Addis Ababa Traffic Management Agency and other concerned authorities.
In order to settle a traffic penalty payment via telebirr drivers are expected to inform the traffic police in advance their preference to settle the payment though telebirr before the police issue a receipt.
This service, which allows for the payment of traffic penalty through telebirr payment system, can replace the age-old paper-based payment system and save the drivers’ time and money as well as transform the stakeholders operation to digital technology system. In connection with this, more than 1,500 traffic police officers have been trained by Ethio telecom for the success of this technology-based service. Thus, the traffic police can issue traffic penalty payment by using a 6050 short number and by sending short message service (SMS).

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