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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:30 pm

Rooies wrote:Did you receive by post? I assume the Summons was not served on you personally. Let me know and I will pm you with a solution.

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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby picnic » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:44 pm

john n poppy wrote:Hi All,

I returned from Kruger this year to find a speeding fine letter.

DuQues wrote:Why should this be a scam? :wall:

We also got a fine, at a famous spot where the speedlimit goes to 60 for a bit, with the signs there, but almost hidden. And we knew we had been there, doing around 100, instead of 60.

There are a topic about this kind of behavior. :twisted: have a look here. :wink:

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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:51 pm

picnic wrote:There are a topic about this kind of behavior. :twisted: have a look here. :wink:

Nope. :D That is in Kruger. This is outside... And for international visitors that intend to come back to SA can become quite a hassle. Which, when you include the Africa virus, is quite likely.
We had a fine of R1000, and a banktransfer costs about R350. So in our case "only" 1/3 extra. But in Johns case?
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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby picnic » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:59 pm

Speeding is speeding. :tongue: :twisted:

That fine was a bit high plus the extra transfer cost. :shock: :whistle:

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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:01 pm

My mother in law (the owner of the car) was not too happy with us.... :lol:
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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby picnic » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:05 pm

Naughty son in law. :lol:

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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby Rooies » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:36 pm

DinkyBird wrote:
Rooies wrote:Did you receive by post? I assume the Summons was not served on you personally. Let me know and I will pm you with a solution.

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I will just say that I have a couple of those fines myself. As spotted in an Irish pawn shop, framed fines with the following above the fine; "Genuine Unpaid Irish Traffic Tickets"
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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby Son godin » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:54 pm

Hi John,

How do you know you were quilty of speeding. By paying the fine you admit quilt, but if not the court need to proof you did drive that fast and you were actually driving the vehicle at that time.

I've received speeding photo fines of driving along say Voortrekker street with a restriction of 60 km/h, but when looking at the pic it was actually taken along the main road between two towns with a speeding limit of 80 km/h.

If they don't pull me off and issue the fine I do not pay. You may receive a summons later (in the UK I doubt), but that you can defend at the magistrate office specially if its older than 6 months and get free from paying.

Rather wait until you back in SA and then if required pay the fine.
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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby picnic » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:07 pm

I've got some of those tickets in the past, one of them was my trailer driving on his own in Kimberley. :lol:

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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby john n poppy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:24 pm

I dont think some of you are taking this serious enough :rtm:

In my mind ive already been banned from SA and Kruger for 3 years and im awaiting release from prison!! :wink:

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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby Crested Val » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:46 pm

john n poppy wrote:I dont think some of you are taking this serious enough :rtm:

In my mind ive already been banned from SA and Kruger for 3 years and im awaiting release from prison!! :wink:

john



John I know how you feel!! :whistle:

As you may know we spend 6 months each year in SA, but we don't have residency, so we have to apply for a 3 month extension to our normal 3 months holiday visa.

It used to be a simple matter, of going to our local Home Affairs Office in Port Shepstone, and filling the required forms in and paying the fee...........they stamped our passports, and that was it!!

Now everything has to be sent to Pretoria..............and boy, does that present problems!!!

Last year, we applied as soon as we arrived, like we always do, but by the time we were due to fly home six months later, our application was still"pending".

We were assured that it would be ok, but we had a scary time at the airport, until the manager came to sort it out!! I had visions of a permanent ban, a prison sentence and a hefty fine!! :big_eyes: :lol:

Hope you come right here.......you seem to be getting conflicting advice. :wall:
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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby john n poppy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:05 pm

Thanks Val, hope it all goes ok next time.

:big_eyes: I have had 2 offers to pay the fine for me and then repay the kind people when I arrive in SA, may I say publically a big thank you to both, :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby picnic » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:09 pm

:clap: :clap: John glad you got help with that, now your worries are over. :dance: Until next time. :tongue: :twisted:

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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:17 pm

john n poppy wrote:Thanks Val, hope it all goes ok next time.

:big_eyes: I have had 2 offers to pay the fine for me and then repay the kind people when I arrive in SA, may I say publically a big thank you to both, :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

john


It is a good thing to do J & P but I see that you haven't taken up my offer to assist.
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Re: Speeding Fine

Unread postby john n poppy » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:34 pm

sorry Rooies..........
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