There has been many reports and news related stories on the current system used to sent out traffic fines in South Africa.
Top 5 check points to consider before paying your fines online at Payfine.
1. The fine might be invalid due to the date it was sent from the original offence date.
2. The traffic fine might not have a clear photo of your vehicle
3. Often the notice of infringement letter has the Target hairs used to identify the vehicle in the wrong place on the vehicle.
4. There are terrible discrepancies where the fine reports trapping east, when clearly on the photo it is pointing West.
5. The required imprinted data that must me on the photo is often missing, or never recorded.
All the points above are just some of the hundreds of reasons why Payfine traffic offences are should be considered before you pay. Your traffic fine may be invalid and should never have been registered on the Payfine or Viewfine website
If you find any discrepancies on your fine, you should first approach AARTO and ask that your fine be reviewed. The Payfine agency is privately owned and does not make any decisions on the authenticy of the fines issued. If your Traffic fine does not show on their website, when you login, it is usually due to mishandled or missing digital files between AARTO and the Payfine agency.
With the new agency AARTO rolling out in full force in 2011, the new Demerit Point System will come into effect. Drivers will lose their drivers license if they gain more than 12 points in a year.
It is important to check every fine before you pay online on payfine for outstanding speeding fines, they could be invalid.