For example while the rest of the country awaits roll out, a version of AARTO is
already in effect in Tshwane and Johannesburg. This means that two traffic fine
systems are currently in place in those municipalities; the old system, as well as
the Criminal Act system. It all gets a bit complicated.
However, not knowing about fines will not safeguard you against prosecution. The
responsibility for your fines ultimately rest with you. Non-payment risks the
WARRANT OF ARREST
The relevant Municipality issuing the fine can enforce payment by issuing a warrant
for your arrest if you do not represent yourself on the specified court date. You
will then be charged with being in contempt of court. This may lead to arrest,
imprisonment and additional penalties.
In the case of a criminal summons or warrant of arrest issued against you, Fines SA
can help facilitate the penalties instead of you having to face a magistrate. This
is not only done for expediency, but also to alleviate the pressure on the traffic
fine system and to help reduce backlogs.
ARREST AT A ROADBLOCK
The last thing you want when heading away for the weekend is to be caught in a jam
because of outstanding traffic fines.
As mentioned above, a warrant of arrest can be issued if you fail to pay a traffic
fine by the due date, or fail to appear in court on a criminal summons. 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. Not being aware of the warrant is not a valid excuse to avoid arrest.
BLOCKED ON eNATIS
When you have a warrant for your arrest or outstanding fines against your name, it
could become difficult to renew your license disc as your ID number could be blocked
on the eNATIS system. This could result in further penalties for an expired license,
as well as insurance companies not honouring a claim if your license disc has
A non-admission of guilt (NAG) fine is a serious traffic fine that can be issued to
drivers speeding 30 kms over the speed limit. Unfortunately Fines SA does not
provide assistance with NAG fines, as you may have to appear in court to determine
the amount of the fine. In this case, we suggest you seek advice from an
A CENTRALISED SOLUTION
The solid solution to managing your traffic fines is to use a third party traffic
fine management system like Fines SA. But which one to use? It's simple - when
deciding on a provider, check how many municipalities they represent. Some providers
claim nation-wide representation, but only show information from 40 or 50
municipalities. Fines SA is the only service provider in South Africa to collate
fines from over 250 municipalities into one, easy-to-navigate platform.
CHECK HOW MANY FINES YOU HAVE ON YOUR NAME
We've made it our mission to cut through the red tape and frustrations when dealing
with traffic fines. So click here
to receive your free outstanding traffic fine report today.
Alternatively, send your ID number, name, cell phone number and e-mail address to
help@finesSA.co.za. Once you are registered with Fines SA, you will also receive an
email alert when a new fine is incurred in any province in SA.
YOU CHOOSE WHICH FINES TO PAY
Fines SA offers substantial discounts of up to 50%, and we don't charge our clients
the 'convenience fees' billed by our competitors. The reason for the large discounts
offered is that we pay traffic fines over, in bulk, to more than 250 municipalities.
So the more we pay, the more your save.
And here's the good news - you decide which fines to pay first. You decide which
ones are priority, and can plan on when to pay the others.
REVOLUTIONARY PAYMENT OPTIONS
Fines SA is always on the lookout to make your life easier, more efficient and less
stressful. As a result, we now offer 10 ways to pay. Just click on the various
payment links on your quote, statement and sms to pay for example through EFT,
Snapscan, PayFast, Zapper as well as newly introduced BNPL (buy now pay later)
To find out more, check out the dedicated newsletter
explaining the different options.