Pineapple Beer Connoisseur
- Aug 2, 2016
If i was rich and got a speeding fine of R1500 I would laugh it off, times that by 100 as I said in my post it is now R150 000.Its mainly about streamlining revenue gathering. Can't have people snarling up the works. A lot of tickets are written off now because they're invalid.
Other changes like notification through e-mail and text message are being made because the authorities are too incompetent to operate the current process. They want to make it simpler for themselves, so they don't have to prove that notifications were received.
Traffic fines are already very high relative to incomes. Only the well off can run around breaking traffic laws without it hurting financially. You're simply proposing making it a bit more elitist.
Is reckless driving well defined? Otherwise it should be a matter for the court. Already traffic police can't manage to grasp laws on parking and vehicle license expiry dates, so not a good idea to let them adjudicate something that requires intelligence and judgement.
Is that for not having a license at all or not carrying it?
Perhaps they intend to simply hold drivers liable regardless of who is to blame, which seems to be the backward policy in some European countries.
Excuse me? Rich people would shrug this off?
I don't think so Sir