The City of Cape Town’s Traffic Services has launched new payment methods for motorists who are caught in Operation Reclaim roadblocks. Pamphlets detailing the new payment options were handed out to motorists at the launch of the new system yesterday, 20 October 2010.
Generally, motorists do not carry large sums of cash on their person, so the City has ensured that when they are apprehended at an Operation Reclaim roadblock for outstanding traffic fines, they can use various payment methods to pay their fine.
“These new payment methods make it much easier for motorists to pay their fines. Motorists are advised to pay their outstanding traffic fines before a warrant of arrest is issued for their non-attendance in court,” said the Spokesperson for Traffic Services, Chief Inspector Merle Lourens.
The following payment options now exist for fines issued within the City of Cape Town’s jurisdiction, that are not yet past the summons payment date:
- Over-the-counter payments at City of Cape Town Cash and Housing offices; Municipal Courts; ABSA Bank; the Post Office, and City of Cape Town Traffic Centres
- At Selected Spar (Kwikpay) stores
- ATM Payments
- Electronic (Internet) payments – credit cards only
- Postal payments
- Cellphone payments
- At traffic road blocks (for outstanding fines) payments
The following payment options exist for fines issued within the City of Cape Town, that are past the due/trial date, or for fines reduced at the Court:
- City Municipal Courts i.e. Atlantis, Blue Downs, Cape Town, Goodwood, Mitchells Plain, Parow, Simon’s Town, Strand, Somerset West, Wynberg and Khayelitsha
Members of the public seeking further information on traffic fines can contact the City’s call-centre on 0860 103 089.