It is that time of year again, December holidays and year-end celebrations. Roadblocks will be set in motion all around SA. Roadblocks are not there to cause any trouble but to ensure safety and the wellbeing of all motorists.
The purpose of roadblocks is to identify drunk drivers, checking the validity of vehicles and driver’s license or to search passing cars for illegal goods. But what about those outstanding fines that haven’t been paid? The one that you put in your To Do folder but haven’t paid it yet.
Here is where it gets slightly complicated. If you have not paid a fine by its due date and fail to appear in courts once you have a summons, a warrant may be issued for your arrest. The arrest may happen at any time that you come acr oss an officer in possession of that warrant.
If the police officer does not have the warrant at hand, they may use your license plate or ID number recognition technology to check whether you have outstanding fines or not.
Traffic fines may seem like it isn’t an important expense but it is an absolute necessity. Not only do you risk arrest but municipalities will no longer renew license disks if there are outstanding fines. This can lead to further fines for expired licenses as well as insurance complications.
Fines SA makes it easy for South Africans to settle their fines with a discount of up to 20%. They are formerly known as Mekaish Traffic Fine Management. It has been trusted by over one million South Africans for more than 25 years.
How does it work?
Visit FinesSA website and register your ID number and contact information by completing the form on the home page. You will receive a comprehensive quote with your outstanding fines within 24 – 48 hours once registered along with the details of discounts negotiated. Alternatively send your ID number, name, cellphone number and email address to [email protected]
Payment can be made via cash, EFT, Snapscan or Zapper after which you will receive an electronic receipt.
Start the festive season on the correct note by registering with Fines SA today. We wish you a merry, jolly Christmas and a happy new year.