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According to the 2010 City of Cape Town Parking By-law, "The City may manage parking and collect any fees related to parking or appoint a service provide to manage parking and to collect fees related to parking."The Law further states that a person who does not adhere to paying their fees, is committing an offence.
"If the driver fails to pay for parking, he/she has committed an offence and can be fined by an enforcement officer," explains Herron.This might be the case, however the law enforcement officer would have to be there when you don't pay. This means that you could get away without paying as long as there are no authorities present. Herron also mentions that SPS is not part of the traffic department so you can not receive a fine if you don't pay your parking tickets.
"Fines for failing to pay for parking; or like those for parking on a yellow line or in a loading bay, are issued on the street by an enforcement officer. Fines that are served via mail are typically for offences that are captured on camera." Read more about traffic fines and how you can contest them below
"I'm saying to the public that its absolutely awful to do it because the person who actually loses out is the marshal, not the company. They just deduct it from the marshal’s salary. Marshals are the people that suffer and not the company itself.," explains Bagraim.Herron, however, disagrees and states that this is not the case. He says that marshals are not required to pay the lost ticket money.
"Marshals are not required to pay Street Parking Solutions the value of the unpaid parking fees out of their own pockets. However, marshals retain revenue collected above a specified threshold so refusal by drivers to pay parking fees directly impacts on the marshals’ income." Get the lowest quote on car insurance today!
"This data is purely part of Street Parking Solutions’ transaction records, similar to processes used by parking companies managing parking at shopping centres and airports across the country," explains Herron.They can not use this to track you and fine you as they are not linked to the Traffic Department.