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SA Traffic Law - Possible to Pass Incurred Fine to Car Owner?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by justin Frankcom, 5 March 2016.

  1. justin Frankcom

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    I recently borrowed a friends car. The first thing I did before driving it was to ask her if it was registered. She advised me that it was. 30 mins later, I was pulled over by the police for driving an unregistered vehicle. I received an on the spot fine for $412 and had to get the vehicle towed home.

    Is there anything I can do to have the fine passed on to the registered owner of the vehicle under Traffic Law?
     
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    Doubt it.
    You have two choices - pay the fine and get on with your life,
    or court-elect the infringement and see if the Magistrate will accept
    "Well, I did ask" as an explanation.

    If you choose the latter option, be prepared for the possibility
    that your friend will lie.
     
  3. Ozwarlock67

    Ozwarlock67 Well-Known Member

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    Also be prepared to lose a friend.
     
  4. Nelson.C

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    If you still have to pay, make them uncomfortable like they did to you " legally".

    Take some people with you, pay them $550 in 5cents change, let them count. They can't refuse to take cash payment. If they become verbally abusive, you can call the police or tell your witness to do so. :)
     
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  5. Tim W

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    This is not strictly correct.
    Have a read of this.
     

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