Fine changes

Changes to the current on the spot fine system have been proposed by the government to allow drivers an easier opportunity to contest charges.

Payment of a fine is considered to be an admission of guilt and the new system proposed on March 3 suggests that those fined will pay a deposit at the time with the full amount due if the fine is not contested.

The changes have been suggested after the current system was found to be unconstitutional as those who paid fines were considered to be deterred from appealing.