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Portfolio Committee applauds latest traffic fine roadshow <p>The traffic fine roadshows have proved incredibly popular with the motoring public, as it is a one-stop shop where people can check their fines, negotiate reductions and settle outstanding fines, and even warrants – irrespective of magisterial district.</p><p>Under normal circumstances, an offender would need to visit the relevant municipal court in the district where the offence took place to settle a particular matter, once it has reached summons stage.</p><p>The roadshows have historically taken place at year-end, when the municipal courts are in recess.</p><p>Recently, the Traffic Service spearheaded another roadshow leading up to Easter.</p><p>The four-day roadshow once again proved to be a huge success with 1 417 individuals settling 6 080 fines, totalling R 2 385 092, and 575 administrative marks were also cleared. </p><p>Admin marks are given to people who have been issued with a warrant of arrest for not appearing in court – they are unable to conduct transactions on the national Natis system, like renewing their vehicle or driving licence, until the admin mark is cleared.</p><p>'The Safety and Security Portfolio Committee members noted the success of the latest roadshow, but also the ongoing popularity of the initiative. We applaud all of the staff involved for their hard work, but also those members of the public who queue patiently for their turn to state their case. Given how well attended these roadshows are, the committee has requested that they be held on a more regular basis, and at different venues throughout the metropole, to facilitate ease of access. We look forward to a positive response in this regard.</p><p>'Taking accountability for one's actions is critical to building a safer society – and while we thank the motoring public who are paying their fines, we also want to appeal to them to take the financial lessons and also alter their behaviour on the roads,' said the Chairperson of the Safety and Security Portfolio Committee, Councillor Mzwakhe Nqavashe.</p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2024-04-11T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#7cc7a47a-7915-4274-a19e-e977c5a945e0;L0|#07cc7a47a-7915-4274-a19e-e977c5a945e0|traffic;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#7a8eb69d-2b16-43a2-938d-74a1d3d4cfa1;L0|#07a8eb69d-2b16-43a2-938d-74a1d3d4cfa1|Traffic Fine10

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