Now you can use your smartphone to pay traffic fines

Capetonians can now use their smartphones to settle their outstanding traffic fines.

The new smart SMS technological advance payment option allows motorists to pay their fines via their cellphones, tablets or PCs.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety & Security Councillor JP Smith says the new smart text messaging is aimed at making life easier for residents.

Smith says they have always had a number of third party payment options where people can pay online through various websites.

This new option is to make this even easier. Text messages will be sent notifying people of their fines, and the message will contain a link which will take you directly to a payment option on your smartphone.

We're catching up with the 21st century.

JP Smith, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety & Security

You will still receive your fines and summonses the traditional way, but this is part of the plan to modernise these systems.

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