A BMW driver has paid the fines attributed to a car belonging to a Polo driver.
A BMW driver has paid the fines attributed to a car belonging to a Polo driver. The two cars had the same registration numbers.
A Cape motorist’s fight to stop receiving fines that detail his registration number, but are clearly not for his car is over, after the offending driver agreed to pay the fines.
A transport official has advised motorists to inform the police if they receive fines that may have their registration plate details, but are not for their vehicles.
Don Murray of Pinelands received 13 fines since 1999, ranging from R60 to R450, for offences recorded by speed cameras. Murray has a maroon 1998 VW Polo, but the car caught in all the photographs is a white BMW.
The reported on Tuesday that the owner of the BMW had come forward to pay his fines. Murray said that "within a day or two" of the report appearing in the newspaper, he received a phone call from a Hout Bay man apologising for the "mix-up".
"The man said his number plate provider had put the wrong number plate on his car," said Murray.