More than 4 000 motorists took the opportunity to pay their fines at a traffic fine roadshow held in the Cape Town Civic Centre from 11 – 13 December 2017. Read more below:
The City of Cape Town’s Legal Services Department partnered with the Traffic Service and the Revenue Department to bring City services closer to motorists last week.
A three-day traffic fines roadshow saw fines to the value of over R500 000 being paid. Motorists had the opportunity to plead for leniency by making representations to the prosecutors for a reduced fine, make general enquiries about traffic fines and warrants, and make payment – all in one venue.
‘The response to the traffic fine roadshow was phenomenal. I am pleased that motorists took time out to make their way to the Civic Centre and access the service and information that was available. The roadshow was in line with a key priority of the City’s Organisational Development and Transformation Plan to build a more customer-focused organisation by taking services to our residents,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services, Councillor Raelene Arendse.
Similar services have been available on occasion at roadblocks, but this was the first time that the service was made available at a City facility for an extended period of time.
The unprecedented response to this initiative indicates that there is a need for more such roadshows in the future. The City is looking into similar projects subject to discussions with all relevant role-players, including the Department of Justice and the National Prosecuting Authority to build on this initiative.
Councillor Arendse used the opportunity to engage with members of the public who were waiting patiently to be served and wished them well for the festive season and a safe journey should they be travelling.
The City would like to thank motorists who took the opportunity to act responsibly and pay their outstanding fines.