Ethio telecom has implemented the drivers’ traffic penalty payment via telebirr, the prominent digital payment system, in order to address the problem of drivers who have been wasting their time and resource to settle their traffic penalty payment through extended, tiresome and traditional paper-based methods. This payment system would also modernize and replace the age-old paper-based payment system of the Addis Ababa Traffic Management Agency and other concerned authorities, read the press statement.

The launching ceremony is organized with key message “Respect the traffic rules while driving; if there is a breach, settle your penalty via telebirr” and a memorandum of understanding has been made among the main stakeholders, Ethio telecom, Addis Ababa Traffic Management Agency, and Addis Ababa Police Commission.

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).

Furthermore, Ethio telecom said it is working to integrate with major utility service providers and Ethiopian Airlines to enable the society to settle payments easily, rapidly and conveniently.

Source: ethio telecom Press Release

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