view traffic fine photos (South Africa)

Traffic fine photos ( 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

  • (Western Cape, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch, Paarl, Swellendam, Mosselbay and more)

or view your traffic fines at

last resort to view fine photos

More information

  • – Regarding location of speed traps (where are some of the speed traps), Laws (legal side), all these links and more.
  • – 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?
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…

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
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
bullet icon Stopping in a no stopping
zone and causing an obstruction
bullet icon Parking within nine metres
of a pedestrian crossing
bullet icon Parking within a tunnel
or subway
bullet icon Not complying with scholar
patrol sign
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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  1. 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…

  2. Colonel Said,

    June 24, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


    Corrie Oosthuizen

    Coast 2 Coast Realtors

    Principal. (Rera Reg No. 6601)

    Mob: +27 72 491 8285

    Fax 0866932698

    Skype name: corrie1901

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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????

  10. 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?

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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 ?

  14. 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?

  15. 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…

  16. 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?

  17. National Fine Solutions Said,

    January 16, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    Contest your traffic fines…

  18. 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.

  19. confused Said,

    February 3, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

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

  20. Properly Cross!## Said,

    November 2, 2012 @ 9:15 am

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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 ?

  23. 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.

  24. John Craig Said,

    February 22, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    Howcome traffic officers ask for bribes?

  25. 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

  26. JIMBO Said,

    March 18, 2013 @ 11:38 am


  27. 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.

  28. 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

  29. sapatriot Said,

    January 1, 2015 @ 12:31 am

    i purchased a vehicle a few days ago and went down to the traffic dept to do the change of name,etc only to find that ‘I’ had received R7700 worth of traffic fines over the past few months –> get this: for a vehicle that I had reported stolen 7 years ago!!! I would really appreciate any advice anyone is able to offer please on ‘how this is even possible’ (aside from the obvious being that whoever stole the vehicle is still driving it)? Who is the culprit here (again, apart from the ‘obvious’ criminal, i.e. the person driving it)? Is it the Insurance (I did not get paid out)? Is it the cops (perhaps the vehicle was not circulated as a stolen vehicle)? How do I find this person and get my car back? So many questions…. i am completely dumbfounded!

  30. John Said,

    January 4, 2015 @ 2:31 pm

    Just get one of these from – problem solved 🙂

  31. Keon Said,

    January 7, 2015 @ 3:15 pm

    Hi Estelle & Jill, my company offers a service to that will provide you with a full report of all your traffic offences for the whole of S.A as well as the reduction of these. Keon @ Maxlaw CS
    081 767 5111

  32. mohamed Said,

    February 27, 2015 @ 1:45 pm

    I was stopped in a road work this week, when I received the printout of my fines, I had many but all them said infringmenyinfringment notice of which none were receive.d by me, the traffic cop wanted to arrest me, is this legal? They then phoned me from the traffic department saying I need to come pay R4000 can they do that?

  33. Bernard Nyamupingidza Said,

    April 3, 2015 @ 5:41 am

    what is administration mark documents required

  34. Anny Said,

    April 29, 2015 @ 10:47 am

    View traffic fines on or

  35. Hester Eley Said,

    June 4, 2015 @ 4:06 pm

    To Whom It May Concern

    I would like to view the actual driver whilst the traffic fine was incurred?

    Hester Eley

  36. Phil Said,

    June 8, 2015 @ 6:58 pm

    Did anyone ever find out where to get a driving record from South Africa for American insurance companies?

  37. Joe Said,

    June 30, 2015 @ 3:49 pm

    I received a fine of R200 sent to me via sms for running a red light which on that day I was not the person driven it was my mechanic .then one month later I received a letter for the same offense on same date saying I have to pay R2000 why the large sum of increase ?can anyone plz help out here

  38. brenda Maasdorp Said,

    August 14, 2015 @ 7:41 pm

    My mother in law received a message to pay a speeding fine but did not receive any written notification via the post please advise. They rather said if she don’t pay legal action will be taken
    Thank you



    Brenda Maasdorp

  39. def za Said,

    August 15, 2015 @ 5:02 pm

    Always be careful, as it could be a scam that is trying to get you to pay money to unknown people. Always check with the traffic department in question.

  40. def za Said,

    August 15, 2015 @ 5:03 pm

    Check out with the traffic department to see what the actual amount is?

  41. Francois Said,

    November 21, 2015 @ 7:25 pm

    Early October I received a speeding fine in Them back District north of Pretoria of R500. Was driving 83 in 60 zone. It was a provincial traffic cop. Where can I pay the fine without driving to Them back? Post office can’t find the fine on their system.

  42. Angiedd Said,

    January 5, 2016 @ 10:56 am

    I have a vehicle registered to my company. How can I check if any fines have been issues on my registration number?

  43. Adeline Said,

    February 20, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

    I bought a second hand car n when I went to register it I didn’t get the dics coz they said I have fines I want to know how that happened

  44. Tlhokzido Said,

    April 28, 2016 @ 1:33 pm


    Let us say I travel between 61 – 64km p/h in a 60km p/h zone (or 101 – 104 in a 100km p/h zone), will the camera snatch me?

  45. Fadeela Said,

    April 30, 2016 @ 1:52 am

    What should I do if I lost a ticket?

  46. JP Meyer Said,

    May 2, 2016 @ 3:43 am

    I was stung by a bee on the neck while I was riding my bike. While rushing home to take medication I rode past a front facing camera doing double the speed limit. Is there any way of getting out of the fine as I had am emergency?

  47. Momelezi Mazula Said,

    June 1, 2017 @ 10:34 am

    I ve got a fine of R800 for driving with 105 km/h between George and mosselbai on the N2 but the signs for the road is 120km/h. They were putting a speed trap.

  48. norman cummins Said,

    April 12, 2018 @ 2:51 pm

    If I receive a fine on the side of the road I go and pay it as I see it as a “fair cop”. If I receive a fine in the post I return to sender with out opening it. I am aware of outstanding fines on the AARTO website but each picture shows what looks like a stationary vehicle with the speed typed in below. How do I know that I was actually speeding especially when I always appear to be speeding by 11kph ie if it’s a 60 zone I’m doing 71 etc.
    How am I supposed to remember 30 days after the event if I was speeding or where I actually was in fact? Who knows if the JMPD when they need money post a picture of a vehicle and put in an illegal speed.

  49. Tienka de Beer Said,

    December 12, 2018 @ 8:10 am

    Somebody borrowed my car.
    Now HE don t want to pay the fine before he see the pic
    What must I do

  50. Alberte Mohr Said,

    January 29, 2020 @ 11:21 pm

    All traffic violations that take place in the City of Cape Town – the Cape Metropolitan area, Blaauwberg, Cape Town CBD, Helderberg, Oostenberg, South Peninsula and Tygerberg – are dealt with by the City of Cape Town’s Municipal Traffic Departments. These include the Atlantis, Durbanville, Elsies River, Helderberg, Milnerton, Oostenberg, Ottery Hill and Parow traffic departments. Violations that take place in other areas are dealt with by the relevant municipality’s traffic department. Call the traffic inquiries section during office hours (Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 15:30) on 0860 103 089. If you would like a printout of your fine, you will have to go to the traffic department in person.

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