Monday, November 03, 2008

who gives out traffic tickets?

A friend went to renew her car licence yesterday to find that she had a couple of tickets that needed paying. One was for speeding which was fine but the other was a JD66 fine for a driving penalty which was not detailed. Originally for JD33 but as it had not been paid it was doubled. She had no ticket and no notification of any ticket but had no choice but to pay it to get her car licence.

I called the Licensing Department to find out that the second ticket was issued by the Municipality and they just send the car numbers to the police so that they can collect the fines when the licence is renewed.

Now how can this be legal? The Municipality issues tickets and the police collect the fines? And how do you know what the ticket was for? And how can you pay for a ticket you did not receive? Can anyone tell us what this is all about please? And can these tickets be challenged? T

3 Comments:

Blogger nasimjo¬© said...

Those are talking to phone while driving tickets ...

Any police officer from any police dept can report the fact that you were talking on the phone while driving, and you will get the ticket when licensing the car.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008  
Blogger MommaBean said...

Can it be legal? Well, of course it can. Silly question. is it right? Now THAT is where the rubber meets the road...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

thanks nasimjo but this ticket was issued by the Municipality NOT the police. Anyway I am going to investigate further. And yes mommabean I really am a bit naive! T

Tuesday, November 04, 2008  

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