If you are stopped at a roadblock with an outstanding traffic fine in South Africa, what happens?
Before a summer holiday road trip, the last thing you want is to be caught in a jam because
of outstanding traffic fines.
A warrant is usually issued for your arrest if you fail to pay a traffic fine by the due
date, or fail to appear in court on a criminal summons. If you come across an officer in
possession of that warrant, you may be arrested. Police at roadblocks may not have a
warrant, but they can still check whether you have outstanding fines by recognizing your
license plate or ID number.
In many cases, drivers do not even realise that there is a warrant out for their arrest
before it is too late. Don’t let this be you. There have been instances in which police
have been able to arrest drivers because a warrant had been issued for the driver's
The police cannot demand payment for outstanding traffic fines immediately. In this
situation, motorists have a number of rights they can exercise; however, most
practical if this type of stressful situation is avoided altogether.
With Fines SA, you can conveniently pay traffic fines and get a discount of up to
50%! Their service provides a central database for checking your outstanding fines.
Click Here and complete the form on the home page to
register your ID number and contact information. Within 24 hours of registering, you
will receive a comprehensive quote of your outstanding fines as well as details of
the discounts negotiated for you by Fines SA. Alternatively, send your ID number,
name, cell phone number and email address to info@finesSA.co.za.