If you got a citation in a Buffalo school zone a while back, you may not have to pay that fine.

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WIVB reports there's been a delay in issuing citations in a timely fashion.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown released a statement regarding the delay of those school zone safety program citations by speed-camera vendor, Sensys Gatso.

If you've received a citation postmarked more than 14 business days past the citation date, the fine will be dismissed. If you paid a fine from a delayed citation, Mayor Brown says they will get a refund.

Mayor Brown remarked they hold the vendor responsible for the delays.

Here is Mayor Brown's full statement:

“The City of Buffalo is aware that our School Zone Safety program vendor, Sensys Gatso, experienced a delay in the mailing of thousands of citations due to a combination of severe weather, pandemic related delays, and difficulties the United States Postal Service has experienced. As a result of these circumstances, individuals who received a citation that is postmarked more than 14 business days past the date of citation issuance will have their fines dismissed while those who have already paid their fine will receive a complete refund. My Administration has spoken with the vendor at their highest level to express our disappointment and is committed to holding Sensys Gatso accountable for this situation while ensuring that an error like this does not occur again. I am committed to administering this program efficiently for the protection of our students, teachers, school staff, and pedestrians whose safety remains our top priority. If people have any questions or concerns regarding a citation they have received they should call 311.”

 

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