view traffic fine photos (South Africa)

Traffic fine photos (.co.za co za)

Getting a traffic fine is not the nicest thing… especially you have not done anything intentionally ‘wrong’.
Well, now that you do have fines to pay, here is where you can view the pictures:

You can view the photo of your “offence” at

  • www.payfine.co.za (Western Cape, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Swellendam, Mosselbay and more)

or view your traffic fines at

last resort to view fine photos

More information

  • www.speedtraps.co.za – Regarding location of speed traps (where are some of the speed traps), Laws (legal side), all these links and more.
  • Shellgeostar.co.za/fines1.asp – How much do fines cost in the different provinces? Traffic fine amounts.

Checking your traffic fines online saves you time and money.

Questions and Answers

Just looked at my speeding picture (80 in 60 zone). 2 questions.
1. If the picture has 2 cars side by side can they be sure which car is speeding?

2. Do the cameras ever get audited? Can I ask to see a certificate showing the camera to be acurate?
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Hi! I’m no expert on this, but have heard some things…

1. They usually have two cameras, one for each lane. Else they can’t tell which car was speeding.

2. Audited? Who knows, it should be though. Also it’s supposed to be used from a certain distance etc.

Yeah, I would go and ask for the certification of the camera that was used. Every camera they own has certain operating conditions which have to be met. This probably has to be verified by the camera operator when setting it up and occasionally.

Lots of fines just NEVER arrive. Or people just never get summons. I know people that don’t pay fines; sometimes they dissapear. So I guess you could wait for the summons before you pay.

Some points in General:

  1. The fines in the post aren’t registered letters. So there’s no proof that you ever received it. Therefore you can wait for someone to bring it to you by hand (the sheriffs office does it). Then only have you really received the fine. Till then you can just say that you never received the fines in the post. Letters can go missing you know.
  2. Apparantly it’s illegal to be issued a fine by post as well. It has to be done in person AND on the scene. Which basically makes all these camera fines illegal.
  3. Also it’s illegal to be given a fine by an unmanned camera. In other words there has to be someone by the camera who can vouch for it. I mean, if you go to court there has to be someone who represents the cops and says that he was there with the camera. This doesn’t happen and the fine gets thrown out of court.
  4. Another illegality I have heard of: You can’t be issued a fine on your initials. The summons and fine has to be written out in your FULL name, else it’s invalid and can be thrown out. Because there could be many people in your address with the same initials and surname I guess.
  5. Lastly, go to court and say: “I wasn’t the driver of the car at the time and cannot vouch for who was driving the car.” — IF the traffic photo does not show your face, there’s no proof that it was you who was driving the car. Fines are issued to drivers, not cars. You can say the car was in for service, or borrowed it to someone. That gets the fine dropped pretty quick; because it’s a waste of court resources to pursue it any more. So for photos from behind or where you can’t see the driver – they have to prove who the driver of the car was. Not quite possible. That’s why the fine has to be issued by a human on the spot.
  6. I read a news article once that all fines issued after 30 days after the event are INVALID. Because you can’t remember who was driving that time I guess.

I wish some lawyer would verify these things…
NONE OF THESE TIPS ARE VERIFIED; SOME ARE FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE USED THESE LAWS AND SOME ARE FROM READING NEWSPAPERS AND SOME ARE FROM WORD OF MOUTH.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK AS USUAL.

Previous fine values

The fine values below are outdated. They cost much more nowadays, be warned!

freeway speeding logo
On a freeway with speed limit of 120 km/h fines start
at 131 km/h. Between 131 and 135 km/h the fine is R100, thereafter R100
for every 5km/h increase until 166 km/h, then it R200 for every 5 km/h until
180 km/h. Beyond 181 km/h there is no admission of guilt. The accused is
sent a notice to appear before a magistrate who will determine a fine or
jail sentence.
Urban Speeding logo
In urban areas the speed limit is 60 km/h, and a
fine of R100 is payable between 71 and 75 km/h. The amount payable increases
by a further R100 for every 5 km/h above 75 km/h until 120 km/h, at which
point there is no admission of guilt option and the driver will receive
notice to appear before a magistrate.
Other Fines logo
bullet icon Jumping a red robot R500
bullet icon Disregarding a stop sign R500
bullet icon Talking on a cellphone while
driving
R500
bullet icon Not wearing a seatbelt R100
bullet icon Not indicating R200
bullet icon Both indicators not working R200
bullet icon Stopping in a no stopping
zone
R200
bullet icon Stopping in a no stopping
zone and causing an obstruction
R500
bullet icon Parking within nine metres
of a pedestrian crossing
R200
bullet icon Parking within a tunnel
or subway
R200
bullet icon Not complying with scholar
patrol sign
R50
bullet icon No driver’s licence R500
bullet icon Unroadworthy vehicle R500 (but fine is higher
for large vehicles, for example, a bus would be R1000)
bullet icon Car not licensed R200
bullet icon Tyres smooth R200 per tyre


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78 Comments »

  1. Tom Said,

    June 26, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    Just looked at my speeding picture (80 in 60 zone). 2 questions.
    1. If the picture has 2 cars side by side can they be sure which car is speeding?

    2. Do the cameras ever get audited? Can I ask to see a certificate showing the camera to be acurate?
    ——————–

    Hi, I answered your question above!

  2. def za Said,

    June 26, 2007 @ 4:52 pm

    Any comments on my tips in the above article?
    They all sound good and valid. But you have to have the guts to go to court and get it wiped out. I’m guessing that most fines that go to court get thrown out on little technicalities.

  3. Nigel Said,

    August 28, 2007 @ 8:31 am

    What is the fine for not stopping at a pedestrian crossing when there is a pointswoman on duty?
    —————————————————-

    I don’t know hay, where would one find out? Does anyone reading this know?
    I guess it depends on the situation and the pointsman on duty and how they feel towards you at that moment.

  4. where can i view speeding fine photo for hibiscus coast municipality Said,

    August 28, 2007 @ 8:36 am

    fine number *20/42134/427/084715

  5. norma wilson Said,

    September 8, 2007 @ 3:13 pm

    we picked up a spedding fine whilst on holiday in S>A> winelands, 28th Janurary, we have only juat received the fine on 6th sept saying it had to be paid by 4th sept. I have tried paying on Pay fine , but they say my reference number is invalid. I also tried emailing breede wineland police, and payfine and no one has got back to me as to how I can pay this fine/. can you help
    —————————–
    Hi,
    I’m no expert, but I think a fine that’s 9 months old isn’t valid. I mean, do you even remember who was driving?
    In all probability the fine has been cancelled already. Phone them and ask if there’s any fines on your car.
    Emailing doesn’t work so well in the real world.
    Good luck coming right with that “fine”!

  6. def za Said,

    September 11, 2007 @ 11:02 am

    New speeding fines implemented across Metro in October

    60 KM/H ZONE
    *71-74km/h = R250.00 *75 – 79km/h – R500.00
    *80-84km/h = R750.00 *85-89km/h = R1000.00
    *90-94km/h = R1500.00 *95-99km/h = R2500.00
    *100km/h and over no fine payable have to appear in court

    70 KM/HR ZONE
    *81-84km/h = R250.00 *85 – 89km/h = R500.00
    *90-94km/h = R750.00 *95-99km/h = R1000.00
    *100-104km/h = R1500.00 *105-110km/h = R2500.00
    *110km/h and over no fine payable have to appear in court

    80 KM/H ZONE
    *91-94km/h = R250.00 *95 – 99km/h = R500.00
    *100-104km/h = R750.00 *105-109km/h = R1000.00
    *110-114km/h = R1500.00 *115-119km/h = R2500.00
    *120km/h and over no fine payable have to appear in court

    100 KM/H ZONE
    *111-114km/h = R250.00 *115- 119km/h = R500.00
    *120-124km/h = R750.00 *125-129km/h = R1000.00
    *130-134km/h = R1500.00 *135-139km/h = R2500.00
    *140km/h and over no fine payable have to appear in court

    120 KM/H ZONE
    *131-134km/h = R250.00 *135- 139km/h = R500.

  7. Samantha Said,

    October 11, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

    Camera fines – can Metro positively identify a driver of a vehicle by the photograph? Is the quality of the photograph THAT good?

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    It’s quite a massive photo – I mean, you can see who it is if it’s a pic from the front. Positive identification can be debatable I guess.

  8. Bandit Said,

    October 22, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

    Hi guys,
    What I wanted to tell you and all your readers of the forum is that there is a book out there called ” How to get off your speeding fine LEGALLY!”
    This manual contains legal information in regard to the rules governing the implementation of Speed Law Enforcement. It enables you ensure that when you are accused of a speed violation, the prosecution against you is absolutely legal and correct and that the laid down requirements pertaining to speed trapping were all correctly in place.
    I have successfully used this manual to get off speeding fines four times! It gives you everything you need to know about speed traps AND roadside arrests for non payment of fines! It shows you how some of the traps are totally ILLEGAL! I paid R50 for it and it gave me some good laughs as well If you would like a copy of this book the address to write to is Private Box 77 Welobie 1714 – 083-497-6770
    I think their email address is via-con@hotmail.com
    Good luck and keep the forum going! It’s a very good and necessary platform for discussion on this very vexing subject. Regards – Bandit.

  9. Dennis Jackson Said,

    October 22, 2007 @ 8:34 pm

    The Speed Trap Saga continues…

    I wrote the book “How to get off your speeding fine LEGALLY” The response has been exceptional, but to the few that feel that I may be “Bucking the System’,
    My reply is as follows;

    My endeavour is to assist decent, honest people who find their livelihoods are at risk because the Metro police are more interested in targeting speeding motorists in order to take advantage of the revenue brought in by fines. More attention should be given to stamping out serious criminal activity such as hijacking drunk driving and wanton reckless driving. In particular, they should be policing the scourge of unlicensed and unroadworthy taxis that blatantly flout traffic rules and endanger other road users, significantly more than the average motorist driving a few kilometres over the limit.

    Having been involved in traffic policing for more than 30 years, I have always held the opinion that, when decisions were made to prosecute motorists, the Metro police had to prove the offence beyond all reasonable doubt – and that they also had to use a certain amount of discretion and commonsense. We used to do that through dealing with motoring offenders by giving advice, warnings, or process. We often made a positive impression but now it seems that those basic principles are being blatantly ignored in the pursuit of easy revenue accumulation.

    The speed camera system is inconsistently and arbitrarily set by the Metro Police with the assistance of the judiciary. The mass prosecution of minor infringements is unacceptable when speed cameras actually do so little to make our roads safer.

    The irresponsible placing of speed cameras for income generation has been a highly effective means of eroding public support for the Metro police. Their benefits are strictly limited to speeding offences and do nothing to tackle the array of other dangerous driving offences.

    Cameras are not able to determine this. Traffic officers should undoubtedly be doing this, but they have mostly been diverted on to other uniform duties, mainly to persecute members of the public for other trivial matters in order to fulfil their “performance indicators”.

    This is a cynical ploy by the Government to deceive the electorate that detection rates are up, but as many points can be scored for solving a shoplifting case as for murder.
    If the Government was remotely interested in road safety, it would invest more of the excruciating levels of tax it extracts from speeding fines into the road system. Instead, we are forced to endure countless and increasingly dangerous road surfaces, neglected road signs and ridiculous levels of congestion that have deliberately been engineered into our transport system. The clear objective of this is to make motoring such a miserable experience that people will be forced to take public transport…

    What public transport!?!

    With speed cameras, the authorities have simply created another dangerous hazard. Where people are unfamiliar with an area, they now spend far too much time with their eyes off the road looking at their speedometers, and this has undoubtedly led to an increase in accidents. Fortunately for the Government there is no way of identifying from accident statistics where this has happened. Straying over the limit by a few kilometres per hour does not make a bad driver. Poor governmental policy does.

    “When money talks, then truth is silent.”

    Dennis Jackson

    (Dennis Jackson can be contacted at via-con@hotmail.com or 083-497-6770)

  10. John Doe Said,

    November 19, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

    http://www.acts.co.za/rt_aarta/index.htm

    read em and weep. I’ve checked and that advice at the top and most of it won’t stick. :(

  11. Michael Said,

    November 26, 2007 @ 10:18 am

    i got fined for changing lanes unsafe, is there such a fine?

    i changed lanes from left to right. (3 lanes) driving @ 120 km/h

    nb: not jumpin a barrier line.

    was i wrong? fines R500 in which i cant afford now.
    —————————–
    I think that any unsafe driving is actually punishable.
    Oh yes, you aren’t allowed to cross more than one lane at a time for safety purposes, if I remember my Learners Drivers Examination theory correctly…

    Write a letter to the traffic department involved, it usually results in a halving of the fine.

    Or if you havn’t received the fine by hand, then ignore it until it is delivered to you by hand. In the hope that it gets lost/cancelled.
    Then you can pay it if you receive the hand delivered one, or you can go to the court case and defend your case.
    If you can’t afford it, they will let you pay it off.

  12. fat joe Said,

    December 19, 2007 @ 4:23 pm

    just wanted to fing out something? i have been issued a Fine of R1500 for disregarding traffic light signals (possibly crossing a red robot). is this the Right amount or someone tryin to rip me off?

  13. Stefan Said,

    January 12, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

    I recieved a fine for 81 in a 60 zone, but the street name is spelled wrong. Is there a way I can use this to avoid the fine?

  14. Tamsyn Said,

    January 15, 2008 @ 7:53 am

    Yes Stefan, my mom got her fine thrown off for an error like that, it’s always best to go to the court and explain, as entioned before by others, they usually either half it or scrap it.

  15. Crazy_V Said,

    January 22, 2008 @ 9:20 am

    I have two traffic fines: (R500 & R700) spd (83 & 90) km/m @ a 60km zone. My car waz shot by camera in front and at the back,in the same street, the sitting posture of me and passengers is the same, time difference 4-10 sec, but the dates are different. IS THIS POSSIBLE?? THIS IS A RIP OFF!…….

  16. Darryl Said,

    January 24, 2008 @ 5:57 am

    I was fined R200 yesterday in a roadblock because my car does not have a battery clamp, is this fine within a prescribed value?????
    ——————–
    Not sure! They must have really not liked you to be so nit-picky! But it is dangerous not to have one – if the terminals touch the bonnet = major short circuit = sparks/fire/explosion

  17. mo Said,

    March 4, 2008 @ 5:05 pm

    i drive a toyota and the fine says mazda, how do i get of this one.

  18. pix Said,

    March 6, 2008 @ 3:48 am

    Warning !! user {Dennis} and (bandit) are the same person, look at the sentence build in his posting carefully and you’ll notice many patterns, that book is a scam,, I want my money back,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,you thief!!
    ——–
    Hectic, so why is the book a scam?

  19. Brad Said,

    March 28, 2008 @ 7:17 am

    is there a fine for having welcro under your number plate? its easy to take off in times of speed but can the cops actually fine you if the plate is still on..

  20. BRIAN Said,

    March 29, 2008 @ 4:52 am

    I HAD A SPEEDING FINE BUT IVE LOST THE DOCUMENT AND I NEVER RECEIVE THE SUMMONS YET.IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO TRY AND CHECK UP IF THIS FINE IS STILL EXISTING.I DO NOT HAVE THE TRAFFIC VIOLATION NUMBER,WHAT MUST I DO???

  21. Vusi Said,

    April 5, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

    Yesterday I received a R500 fine for speeding (60Km and I was doing 85km), but in the letter I received it says I was driving a BMW but Iam driving an Alfa, how do Iget of this one

  22. Natasha Said,

    April 11, 2008 @ 10:28 am

    Please help.
    I Got a fine in Jaunuary this year, the day before the court date I went to the traffic dept and paid it in cash. I got a little blue receipt.
    I now have a warrant out for my arrest for that fine, but I cannot prove that I paid it as I lost the receipt.
    What can I do?
    I phoned the traffic dept and explained but according to them it is still outstanding

  23. Stefan Said,

    April 14, 2008 @ 5:08 pm

    On what website can I look for outstanding speeding fines?

  24. Shaheedah Said,

    May 3, 2008 @ 9:40 am

    I received a fine in the post for speeding. The fine displays my ID no., my registration no., but its not my car according to the make at the top of the fine. Also my car was at the mechanic for repairs when the alleged offence was committed. Best part is, I’ve never been in the Richmand / Hanover area, I don’t even know where it is situated. What should I do? There is clearly a Mazda driving around with my registration no. Please advise, as I am not prepared to pay for a crime I did not commit.
    ———-
    That does suck!
    Why not just tell them?

  25. Elena Coetzee Said,

    May 7, 2008 @ 7:47 am

    Is there an interval between placing cameras on a road. We received 2 tickets whilst travelling between 60, 85, 100 km’s/hour withing 6 minutes of each other. The speedlimit on a construction road reads 60 km’s – does this also apply on week-ends, public holidays – that is when nobody is working.
    —————-

    Just my opinion – no one is working at a construction site, but the road is still in a bad shape.

  26. s s Said,

    May 10, 2008 @ 12:12 am

    life goes on……………. man made laws are made to satisfy individual or a small group of people… regarding speeding tickets why charge so high penalties ? or implement a law that all vehicles in a country be limited to a certain limit if speeding is a major concern !!! its so ridiculous to see on the side of a road a police hiding like a small child with a camerra cmon grow up !! more comments coming right at your way !!!

  27. RC Said,

    May 28, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

    I need my SA driving record in order to get car insurance in the US. Where and how do I obtain such a record in SA?

  28. HLKJha Said,

    June 10, 2008 @ 11:22 pm

    Shaheedah Said

    That happened to me as well. My car was registered in my name, but on my dads address. The fine was for skipping a red light. I was not in the same town as my dad on that date. He went to the traffic dept and asked for the picture. It was also another car. (I had a blue Jetta and the car on the photo was another colour and make – with my number plate…). They just said it is ok and removed the fine.

  29. Dennis Jackson Said,

    June 18, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

    SPEEDING FINES ARE SET TO DOUBLE ! !
    But…
    You can get off a speeding fine… LEGALLY!

    Do you currently have a speed fine, or if you get a speeding fine, what are you going to do? Fight it …or are you going to willingly contribute to filling the governments’ already overflowing and enormous piggy bank?

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    Also included is a section on Court procedure and SA Criminal Law to enable you to have a better understanding of your rights and recourse.

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  30. lmdave Said,

    June 19, 2008 @ 9:01 am

    Thought I’d post some FYI regarding a fine I was issued:
    Earlier this year an opportunistic traffic official pulled me over and issued me a R500 fine for not coming to a complete stop at a 4-way. I was livid, there were two of them and they issued these fines the one after the other. While he was writing out my fine a drunken pedestrian even walked up to him for a chat and staggered off again – towards the 4-way stop. Asked him whether the drunk wasn’t more of a danger to himself and motorists than I was but he had no answer.
    In any case, week or so later I had a look at the fine and noticed the dates on the fine did not make sense. The one date said that the offense was committed on 5 Feb 2008 and in the next section it said that the fine was handed to me on 5 Jan 2008. My letter of dispute reached them too late-a summons had already been issued (the magistrate did not even notice the error) and I had to go the the magistrates office myself. There I had to deal with some arrogant, bombastic officer but the fine eventually got canceled based on this error. So check the detail.

  31. CARITA BOOYSESN Said,

    June 19, 2008 @ 2:41 pm

    I work for a company, last year one of the employees drove up the bosses car from PE to JHB and got R2000.00 for speeding 156km in a 100km in july. Unfortunatly the guy past away in september. Do you think i can write a letter to bring it down as the company has to pay for it.

    regards
    carita

  32. traffic officers Said,

    July 8, 2008 @ 5:19 pm

    Hi guys,i really apprEciate on what you doing on our roads globally. My conern is that if you can tell us the distance between speed cameras and vehicles coz those traffic officers hide themselves on the bushes/trees and its so strange as if you not dealing with human beings.I also congragulate JAWS T/OFFICERS in North West keep up your good jobs.THANX!!!!!!!!!

  33. Joe Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 10:40 pm

    hi guys…

    i just wanted to enquire… i recently checked on payfine.co.za and i have about 8k worth of fines… i cant afford to pay those… any suggestions on a sollution?

  34. CLYNTON Said,

    August 11, 2008 @ 12:40 pm

    WHAT IS THE RANGE OF THE TRAFFIC CAMERA (HANDHELD,SPEED GUN) AT WHAT DISTANCE DO THEY REGISTER A VEHICLES SPEED?

  35. Wayne Said,

    September 19, 2008 @ 12:58 pm

    hi, i got a speeding fine for R500 AGAIN at the stop street just up the road from my work, several others from my work has also got one or two, i cant believe that the officers will stand around the corner of the same stop street day after day doing nothing except puling off people on a hurry or on the way from the industrial area in Sebenza, near Edenvale JHB. I have argued with the officers, theres absolute no reason for the officers standing der, doing almost nothing, rushing up peoples blood everyday because they dont wanna try stop the stuff thats more important to us humans on the roads, theres so much roadworks around our area and cars standing still, and a big taxi rank 200m around the corner where the taxis actually drive just in any direction like they want to and doing what they want to withut anyone trying to sort that flow of trafic problems out.

  36. migza Said,

    September 22, 2008 @ 9:14 pm

    I recieved a speeding ticket. 132km/h in a 60km zone. The ticket in the price part says N.A.G how bad do you think this will be? Please can anybody help

  37. jaco Said,

    October 27, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

    speedind? why do metro emphisize on speedcams but on a tuesday last week 3 trucks has brokendown within aprx 500m from ea other in the same lane on n3 just b4 m2 turn off but no metro in sight! as i travel a lot i never see metro when u need them catching heavy offenders as wreckless drivind etc

  38. Fikile Said,

    November 5, 2008 @ 2:32 pm

    I know that over speeding is an offence.
    How do I know ‘what-else’ is an offence? And the cost.
    I only start to know of these things when the notice is handed.

  39. Elsbeth Said,

    January 13, 2009 @ 11:09 pm

    I was stopped by a traffic officer today and after examining if everything was okay on my car asked for my driver’s licence which I gave to him plus a receipt that I applied for a new driver’s licence 3 weeks prior to the licence expiry date, which means that you can still use your driver’s licence for another 3 months from the date you applied for a new driver’s licence. He said to me that my receipt is invalid and that he is going to write me a fine of R500. I told him that he was wrong and he was not impressed at all with me. He told me to close my window as there was a drizzle and when he took too long I got out of my vehicle and walked to his car. Inside was his whole family with young children. I had to sign for this fine and on it it said that I did not provide a driver’s licence and that I did not have it on me which was a lie. Yes, the date has expired 5 days ago but I had the correct document with me that I applied for another licence. I then drove on to Melkbosstrand where I visited friends. They then took a picture of all my documents and the fine with me on the picture as proof that I did have everything on me. The picture was taken 40 minutes later than the time of the traffic officer’s fine as I was on the N7. It would have been impossible for me to have driven back to Stellenbosch and again to Melkbosstrand to get a proof. My friend is a fire detective and his wife worked for many years in the department where they make the driver’s licences. They phoned the driver’s licence department and again asked if all the documents I had with me was legal on which they said yes. After my visit I drove straight to the Stellenbosch traffic department and made sure once again if the document which I provided to this traffic officer was correct they said yes and when I showed the traffic fine to them they were pretty upset. I will not write here what they said. What do you think of this story?

  40. Giles Said,

    February 4, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

    The Road Traffic Offences Act of 1998 states that any documentation has to be served on an infringer personally or by means of registered post. So if your fine arrives by regular post it can be deemed to not have been served in terms of the Road Traffic Offences Act of 1998. However, my fine notice that arrived in the post (not by registered mail) states that I have contravened Section 59(4) of Act 93 of 1996 which is actually the National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996. The good news is it also states that all notices have to be served in person or via registered mail. Bottom line is my fine arrived by regular mail and doesn’t fulfil the requirements of either Act so I can just as well ignore it! :o)

  41. Geert Lups Said,

    February 6, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

    I bought a new car in January and the gave me metal numberplate’s. According to them it’s now law and everybody in the country needs to change to metal plate’s in the next 6 months.

  42. chateaux Said,

    March 10, 2009 @ 1:14 am

    # Also it’s illegal to be given a fine by an unmanned camera. In other words there has to be someone by the camera who can vouch for it. I mean, if you go to court there has to be someone who represents the cops and says that he was there with the camera. This doesn’t happen and the fine gets thrown out of court.

    Should you end up in court for a camera offence, ask to speak with the plaintiff (its your right). The plaintiff in this matter is the third party Speeding Camera, employed by the police to take pictures of offenders. If you can not speak to the plaintiff… the case has to be thrown out of court.

    # Another illegality I have heard of: You can’t be issued a fine on your initials. The summons and fine has to be written out in your FULL name, else it’s invalid and can be thrown out. Because there could be many people in your address with the same initials and surname I guess.

    Your FULL CAPITALISED NAME is in fact a fictional corporation. It is called a “person” that is referred to in LEGAL laws. It is not Flesh and Blood, it is not a spiritual human being. Human beings, can not be fined, only the fiction registered with the corporation (the country i.e. REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA – http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?action=getcompany&CIK=0000932419&owner=include&count=40) can be fined. If you think you are THE NAME in ALL CAPS then joinder is created between the spiritual being and THE NAME (the fiction) and you take responsibility for it.

    The spiritual name is written like this: Firstname – Secondname: Family name (or of the clan Family name). Google “Bursting Bubbles” for a video on this.

  43. ask Said,

    March 18, 2009 @ 7:53 pm

    My front no. plate went missing and i only noticed it the next day when my colleague asked me what happened.I inspected the no.plate holder and there was no sign of damage so i naturally summised that it must have been removed by somebody out there.When i went to have a new plate made the dude told me that if i reported it ,the authorities would insist on a new registration for my vehicle.I dont have any cash to do that so i just paid for the new plate.The car is still bank financed and i still have 2years to pay and i cant afford new registration.What do i do if some scumbag is driving around with my no. plate flouting the law and i start receiving the fines?What recourse can i take to protect myself?If there is somebody out there with a similar experience will you please sharesome advise.I will keep following this blogsite for any advise.Thanks guys for all the valuable information you bring to to us laymen.Clive……

  44. Concerned Driver Said,

    May 12, 2009 @ 9:37 am

    This morning, driving to work an traffic cop drove passed me. Arent they to set an example. The traffic car (Mazda CA 19865) was driving about 80km in a 60km zone without lights or anything. Not only was he/she speeding, but also criss crossing lanes, causing danger to other drivers. So why must the public drive according to the law, does traffic cops not apply? WHY SHOULD WE, THE PUBLIC, PAY OUR FINES?

    NB Anyone know where a person can complain?

  45. Bill Said,

    May 17, 2009 @ 11:39 pm

    I just got back from holiday in SA, and I have a sinking feeling I may have picked up a few fines. The annoying thing is, the choice is either drive 80 behind a broken truck or continually have a taxi trying to do 150 up your backsie.

    Anyway, I know the rental car company charges a fee for forwarding fines on. But then what? I am not an SA citizen and do not live in SA.

    Any thoughts?

  46. Carl Beukes Said,

    May 20, 2009 @ 9:31 am

    Hi.
    My wife received a traffic fine from an officer the other day (in Fish Hoek, Cape Town) for not having her Driver’s Licence with her in the car.
    She was shaken by the incident and didn’t inspect the ticket till arriving home.
    On the ticket she was charged with 2 offences.
    1) Driver without a Driver’s Licence
    2) Not in vehicle (???????)

    this sounds kind of ridiculous. Any information on this?
    Advice?

    Thank you.
    ——–
    Hi,
    True, he probably meant, the licence is not in the vehicle. And the Fine is for not having a licence, nor having it in the vehicle. I’m guessing 1. will be cancelled when showing the licence as the traffic department.

  47. etienne Said,

    May 21, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

    hey everyone i got a ticket for ding 127 in a 80 zone 1500, but its eyere the speed changes from 120 to 80 and i was over taking … the pic has me in between two lanes with indicator on , is there no leway for when you have to menover to avoid an acident ? i drive a sports car and would take less than 2 sec to go from 80 to 130 ….. is there sometu to get off this fine ? please help as i have a total of 8000 rand in fines and i cant afford it

  48. AJ fuller Said,

    May 23, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

    I recieved a final warning/notice for a traffic fine on 05/02/2007 in my Post Box only in May 2009 for a value of R400. Its the first time I saw this fine??? How would I know if this 2-year old fine is valid???

  49. Maura Said,

    June 8, 2009 @ 9:21 am

    Is it true that there was a pardon granted for minor traffic offences commited between Nov 08 and March 09 due to a change in law?

  50. Pieter Said,

    June 10, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    Hi guys,

    Regarding PAYFINE.CO.ZA. I just checked my wife’s fine that she received, via the notice number on the fine only. PAYFINE kicks out ALL the fines on the vehicle via picking up the registration number of the vehicle as WELL which basically constitutes proof of acceptance of ALL THE FINES. I feel that it is obviously CRUCIAL to let everyone know about this. SO Basically – check one of your fines on these systems and it’s like signing acceptance for all of them. Like I said, quite important info, this!!

  51. Luc Said,

    June 17, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

    @Carl Beukes:
    Not totally correct.

    If your wife doesn’t have a license, she will pay a fine. But if she just forgot the license and go to the traffic Dept to show her license , she will still have to pay a fine (smaller amount) because she is anyway supposed to have her license with her when driving.
    It happened to me a few weeks ago…

  52. Colonel Said,

    June 24, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

    Hi there, does anybody know the permissable shortest distance bteween trapping cameras?? Thank you.

  53. Mosdef Said,

    July 8, 2009 @ 10:46 am

    I recently recieved a R1000 ticket reduced to R500 from a camera on Malibongwe Randburg, I tried to reduce it and was told that camera tickets already have a discount so there is no way i can reduce or cancell it. What am i supposed to do besides paying it.

  54. Sub-Zero Said,

    July 18, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

    We are just soft targets.
    I have cell phone pics of traffic police not wearing seat belts. I have been overtaken by traffic police at speeds in excess of 40 km/h of the prescribed speed limit… no lights, no sirens.
    I have seen traffic police park in no stopping zones, and I have seen a traffic officer on a motorbike, typing an sms while riding the bike!!
    Enough is enough.
    I got a fine today.. gonna be a big one, as I was rushing home to my 2 year old son, who has a throat infection and was vomiting, while in the care of my wife’s great aunt. i was doing about 90 in a 60 zone, and the bugger was hiding in the bushes. COWARD!

  55. Steve Said,

    November 4, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

    My brother also got some nasty traffic fines, even one that sends you straight to court (No admission of Guilt). A mate of ours recomended a website http://WWW.TRAFFICFINELAW.CO.ZA that high lights the amount of invalid fines been issued by the Metro Polce.

    Check it out, my boet got over R6000 Traffic Fines cancelled legally using the tips an methods on the website.
    Cheers
    Steve

  56. Corrie Said,

    July 15, 2010 @ 4:27 pm

    I have a huge problem however.

    I just visited SA for the soccer as well as to visit my children and grand children.

    I decided to clean up the rubbish someone decided to throw on the open field next to my children’s house in Blouberg, but on my way to the rubbish dump a black African woman with little brains pulled me off and took me to the weigh bridge.

    The trailer was hooked on to my Hyundai 1.5 ton truck.

    I tried to explain the expired license on the trailer was incorrect and for another small trailer, but she was to dumb to understand plain language.

    She then weight both together trailer and truck.

    She then ticketed me for both for overloading R1800!!

    Attached is the correct license for the trailer which can take all the weight she ticketed me for.

    If they would allow me to off hook the trailer the truck would also have the rite weight on, but she was just to stubborn.

    What she should have ticketed me for was only an unlicensed trailer and given me the opportunity to produce the disc.

    I can not go to the court as I have to get back to Dubai, but also do not want an warrant for my arrest when I enter the country again.

    What would you recommend I do now?

    Your help will deeply be appreciated.

    I am prepared to pay for your help.

    Groete/Regards

    Corrie Oosthuizen

    Coast 2 Coast Realtors

    Principal. (Rera Reg No. 6601)

    Mob: +27 72 491 8285

    Fax 0866932698

    corrie007@vodamail.co.za

    Skype name: corrie1901

  57. COLINR Said,

    July 20, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

    R500.00 Summons receaved for not stopping @ a four way stop in JBay. The name on the summons is incorect ie “John” not my name, also the street name is incorect Myrtel and de Gamma No such fourway stop, Only Sable -de Gamma, Have objected via mail with maps and correct name, Still no reduction and court date is 29/7/2010. Will attend the hearing in Court as there is no traffic court in HDP. What are my chances of canceling the fine.

  58. Innocent Angry Motorist Said,

    February 4, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    I was notified by sms that I had an outstanding fine. I looked on payfines and then stupidly asked them to produce the fine. They then sent it to my address. I received it 2 days later. However, I never received the first notice and I had to get them to send me the second notice which was out of the 30 day period. Is this fine legal and if I’ve previously asked them to reduce it and received no communication regarding a possible reduction or not – how else can I contest this fine?

  59. Hannelie Said,

    February 23, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    Why would I get a fine for not wearing my safety belt for R200.00, when the acctual amount is supposed to be only R100.00????

  60. Eric Said,

    March 9, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    Last year i had a fine of R1500 for U-turn infront of the hospital gate. I can’t pay it even now.
    I’ve only recieved a notice letter.
    Isn’t thats a rip-off?

  61. madline Said,

    April 1, 2011 @ 1:27 pm

    Guys, I need your help. I am having R3000 of traffic fines since 2007. I didnt receive any ticket to my postal address until this year at the roadblock. The traffic cop told me that my car was having 9 tickets. They printed everything and told me to pay within 32 days. I am not even working. I tried to tell them that I dont have money but he couldnt listen I dont know what to do. Please help me.

  62. sebastian Said,

    September 6, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    heres something to think about, why do we have a speed limit ? safety right , well how long has our speed limit been 120 km/h . im guessing like 20 years or something and now are they really then implying that cars developed since then are not safer and can handle better at higher speeds, and can break faster. and so why havent we by now lifted the speed limits ie maby 140 instead of 120 and maby 90 instead of 80 but i would keep 60 km/h where needed else 70 … seriously its time. or lets just do like germany and make the N1 an autobahn !!!!!
    —–
    At first glance this makes sense… but, what hasn’t changed is: people’s reaction time. i.e. you cannot safely slow down or react fast enough to something that happens at high speed.

  63. roger Said,

    September 19, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    I received a R 750 speeding fine on the N4 travelling past the the Machadorp turn off on 9 September. The speed limit reduces from 120 kph to 80kph . I was advised I was travelling at R 103 kph. On inspecting the calibration certificate on request , I noted the date was 5 April 2011. Should the certificate not be updated every week ? Surely over 6 months is not legal ?

  64. brendan Said,

    September 21, 2011 @ 2:22 am

    What is the amount fined by one of those permanent camera’s if I was going 80km/p in a 60km/p zone?

  65. Bingo Ngoma Said,

    December 6, 2011 @ 5:42 am

    I’ve got traffic fines totalling at R1250 , never received any leTter from traffic dept until they told me at a road block. How do I get a discount since I’m unemployed, if I don’t pay them, will they be cancelled and after how long? Or does this fines remain forever?

    —-
    I heard it was about 16 months before fines expire…

  66. s-f Said,

    December 6, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    Hi. I have a huge dilemma. My first fine I got is R4500 for driving 85 in a 60 zone, I’m not a fast driver (the fastest I’ve gone is probably 110 on the high way) and now I’m getting 1 fine after another (on number 5), I’m scared JMPD are trying to scam me like with many people in 2008/9. I have received an sms for the first fine but nothing else. I’m a student and obviously don’t have the money to pay… What could I do? LEGALLY?

  67. National Fine Solutions Said,

    January 16, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    Contest your traffic fines… http://www.nationalfines.co.za

  68. Riaan Said,

    January 17, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    I have been fighting fines for the last 10 years and have yet to pay a fine. I refuse and have studied the traffic fine procedures and protocols to the letter. If you need help, advice or info please feel free to contact me. riaan@ravemail.co.za

  69. confused Said,

    February 3, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    I recieved A fine that reads “R NO AOG” could anyone tell me what this means?

  70. Properly Cross!## Said,

    November 2, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    Fined in Ladysmith, on the N3 Northbound 115km/h (apparently) in 80 zone = R2500

    R2500!!

    I have sent a representation letter contesting the fine to Ladysmith court. It has come back unsucessful.

    SA traffic laws make no sense. If only we had a smart enough government to realise that..

  71. Erich Said,

    November 24, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

    Hi confused. NO ADMISSION OF GUILT. That when you drive 30km over the 60km limit or 40km over 120km/h.

  72. GS PIENAAR Said,

    January 7, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    I just saw the picture of one of my appartent fins, and where as the vihcle description and model and color is the same as mine, the picture shows the Nissan 1400 with a half door canopy (which i do not have) and our canopy which is only fitted when we travel long distances, are a full foor with multichoice sticers on. so how do i convince them that the fine and picture is not for me ?

  73. andre Said,

    January 13, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    Your prices need fixing. Obstruction of traffic is R1000 , not R500 like you have. Not wearing a seatbelt is R400-R500. Jumping a red robot is R1500 not R500 like you have. Driving with no license is R1000 so i’ve heard but can’t verify that one. Can’t think of any others right now. Please fix this.

  74. John Craig Said,

    February 22, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    Howcome traffic officers ask for bribes?

  75. Natasha stander Said,

    March 12, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    Hi I just wane know,My hubby is a truck driver and last night he got a fine for sleeping next to the roads.He was really very tired and just stop for a hour.I feel that was wrong for giving him a fine.What if he made a accident when the officer give him a fine and tel him to go on hmmm

  76. JIMBO Said,

    March 18, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    i HAVE A JMPD COP LIVING THREE DOORS AWAY FROM ME WHO IS MY FRIEND AND HE TOLD ME THAT IF THE VEHICLE IS A COMPANY VEHICLE THEN THE FINE IS TREBLED.

  77. Estelle Said,

    June 9, 2014 @ 11:28 am

    Hi does anyone know if there is some way to get a record of all your driving violations in South Africa.

  78. Jill Said,

    June 9, 2014 @ 11:37 am

    Does anyone out there know if an individual can get a full report of all their driving violations if any



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