Check traffic fines online
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has created a Web site to allow motorists to check if they have outstanding traffic fines.
The site, part of the Joburg http://eservices.joburg.org.za/joburg/eservices/ will help motorists access information regarding outstanding warrants and summons. The site follows the creation of a mobile fine system.
The JMPD is also planning to add an online fine payment system on the site to help offenders to make immediate payments.
The City of Johannesburg`s strategy is to promote technology-driven crime prevention and ensure the department`s bylaw enforcement system meets global standards," says JMPD director Derek Masoek.
"The JMPD partnered with 2Big Mobile Applications, a black economic empowerment company, to develop the Web facility. The Web site forms part of 2Big`s Mobile Integrated Information System five-part project that piloted in 2003.
During the first phase of the project, officers accessed relevant information via cellphone by entering a car`s registration number. In the second phase, a management system was introduced to track the officers` daily activities. The third phase, announced in September, is a mobile traffic fine system.
The JMPD has also established an offender notification contact centre, staffed with six operators.
Mobile traffic fine system launched