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The province's announcement of plans to crack down on transit fare cheats seems to be having an early effect.
Ever since the changes were introduced this week, transit police Insp. David Hansen says phone-boards have lit up with guilty fare cheats wanting to come clean and pay their fines.
"I don't have an exact number, but it's enough that we decided we'd better put out some information, or get some information there out to the public about it."
While the new powers don't come into effect until summer, Hansen says people can always stop by ICBC to pay their fines.
The new powers include those with unpaid tickets not being able to renew their driver’s licence.
The new legislation came about after a CKNW investigation revealed Translink had no way of enforcing transit fines.