Did you know you can pay your traffic fines online? Take a look at how as well as other FAQ on ways you can pay your traffic violations.
Published: Monday, January 16th 2017
When receiving traffic fines in the post, we usually ask the following three questions, "Where did I get this? This can't be right, and I wonder where I can pay it quickly?"Paying a speeding fine has become a lot easier than in the past and many portals have popped up to help the driver pay off their fines as soon as possible.
This Is Where You Can Pay Your Traffic Fine Offline
Pick n Pay
South African Post Office (SAPO) - Hand over original fine and pay cashier
ABSA - Hand over original fine and pay cashier or ATMs
Internet Banking – Some banks allow you to pay your traffic fines on your banking platform
What You Need To Pay Your Fines
The original receipt, if you are paying offline
The 16 digit notice number, if you are paying online
How Long Do I Have To Pay My Traffic Fines?
There are two kinds of traffic fines:
Section 56 Notice - issued to you by a traffic officer (speeding and other traffic violations) and has a court date prescribed.
Section 341 Notice - sent to a motorist by post for violations caught on camera, or traffic tickets issued in absence of the motorist for an expired licence disk, or parking illegally. This notice does not have a court date but failure to pay the fine will result in a second notice, after which a summons with a court date is issued by the Traffic Department.
What If I Don't Pay My Traffic Fine?
If you don't pay or contest your traffic fine by the due date, and do not appear in court to present your case, a warrant for your arrest will automatically be issued when the case goes to court.
If you are unable to pay your traffic fine, the Traffic Department will come up with a payment program whereby you pay the traffic fine off using a monthly payment method.
Do I Have To Pay A Traffic Fine On The Spot At The Time Of The Offence?
If a traffic officer is insisting that you pay a fine then and there, they are breaking the law. No traffic officer should accept cash on the road and the fee for the fine needs to be paid to the Traffic Department, and an official receipt should be issued.The only time you may have the option of paying on the road is at a roadblock where there is a formal cash facility. If this is the case, you can choose to pay your traffic fines.Saying that, police officers cannot legally force you to pay your traffic fines on the spot. but can issue you with a summons.