DURBAN – Motorist caught committing a criminal offence during the lockdown period will not be let off the hook that easily, warned the Ekurhuleni Metro Police in a statement.
Due to the ripple effect caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the logistical process of receiving fines has been severely delayed. However, this does not mean that the fines will fall away.
According to reports, all traffic infringements will be processed once the national lockdown has been lifted. The fines accrued during this period will then be sent to the motorists in question.
Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng said, “It is probably advisable to write the date of your infringement down somewhere as a reminder.”
The statement served as a notice to motorists so that they are not surprised when they receive the fines later on.
According to Mokheseng, the fines being handed out are those where motorists are found to be in defying the Disaster Management Act.
Motorists who are caught during the lockdown period with an expired licence disk or an expired driver’s license will be given a grace period until the end of the national lockdown and will not be fined if stopped.
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