Dodging fines? No new car licence
DRIVER CRACKDOWN CONTINUES: Probation period for new drivers, cellphone confiscation and now an admin system that prevents drivers with outstanding warrants from performing traffic transactions...
Western Cape MEC for transport and public works Robin Carlisle has announced that drivers with outstanding warrants of arrest will soon have nowhere to hide.
We reported earlier on a raft of changes that government hopes to implement and it seems the crackdown on drivers will continue.
Starting in the Western Cape, government will place an Admin Mark on the Electronic National Administration Traffic Information System (eNaTIS) that will record drivers with outstanding warrants of arrest for a traffic offence.
'RESULTS ALMOST INSTANTANEOUS'
Individuals with an Admin Mark will not be able to conduct any transactions with eNaTIS until the problem has been resolved.
Carlise said: “We’ve already trialled the Admin Mark on the 100 public transport operators with the most outstanding warrants, and the results were almost instantaneous. Individuals who have flouted the law for years are forced to come forward.
“We’re currently managing the process at (the Department of) Transport and Public Works, although we are in the process of rolling out the capability to the municipalities, starting with the City of Cape Town. At this stage, the process is locked down via internal control measures,” said Carlisle.
Drivers with outstanding warrants of arrest will be prevented from performing the following actions:
1. Renewing their driving licences.
2. Registering a vehicle on their name or obtaining a licence disk for a registration renewal.
3. Obtaining a roadworthy certificate.
4. Transferring a vehicle registration.
Public transport operators will not be able to obtain or renew operating licences until their eNATIS record is clear.
JUST FOLLOW THE RULES
Carlisle said: “Avoiding the consequences and expenses that can result from being Admin Marked is actually very easy for motorists: follow the rules of the road and you’ll have nothing to worry about.
“The Admin Mark will mean that you may find yourself without a valid driver’s or vehicle licence, which could harm your livelihood and that of your family. I strongly urge all motorists not to get themselves into this position in the first place, by ensuring they follow the rules of the road.”
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