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Discount traffic fines problem

2013-05-23 12:41

COPS CANNOT DISH OUT FINES: Traffic officials cannot issues fines. They issues notices of prosecution to which you have to appear and have the opportunity to contest it. If deemed guilty you will be issued a fine or given a penalty.

Gauteng drivers may as well trash their traffic fines as the cCty of Johannesburg has invalidated all court summonses issued since December 22 2012.

The Road Traffic Infringement Agency has suspended the posting of all courtesy letters requesting payment for traffic violations, The Star reported.


Wheels24 reader Heather Essop questions the traffic violation she received and is looking for advice - we'd be glad if somebody in authority could respond.

"I was stopped for a random check. The officer then said one of my brake lights was not working. Before I left home it was working. He decided to issue me a fine for R250 discounted to R125 (for early payment).

"I found this absolutely ridiculous. He could have given me a warning as neither of us knew until what point the light was working. Whilst driving and the light stops working I will never know as I cannot see what is happening at the back of the vehicle."

Should I pay the penalty?"

Do you think Essop should pay? Any lawyers reading this? Should she contest the ticket? Email us and we’ll publish YOUR thoughts on Wheels24

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