Traffic Register Certificate -> Traffic Fine

sicelo.m

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So on Saturday I was given infringement notice for not having with me the original Traffic Register Certificate (seeing that I'm a foreigner here)

R1250 fine, or R500 if I go to the JMPD offices and present the documents.

For now waiting to see if it will show up on the system, and most likely elect to make a representation through the AARTO 8 form.

Will report back here on what happens.
 

sicelo.m

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Infringement cancelled after successful representation via AARTO 8. Whew! :whistling:
 

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Foreigners are supposed to carry a Traffic Register Certificate? :confused:

Why? Surely your foreign drivers license should be sufficient?
 

sicelo.m

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That's what the officer charged me for. I think it's a scare tactic, hoping you'll bribe your way out.

But yes, the legislation accepts my foreign driver's license just fine.
 

sicelo.m

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Yes, that's what it's for :)
some traffic officers consider it equivalent to a license, which of course is untrue, as you don't even produce a license to be issued a traffic register.
 
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That's what the officer charged me for. I think it's a scare tactic, hoping you'll bribe your way out.

But yes, the legislation accepts my foreign driver's license just fine.
I had the same thing, except I was charged for both not having the TRC and driving without a license(even though I presented it). Got it overturned as well, dunno if it's a scare tactic or just ignorance of the certain laws.
 
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