The fines listed in the Schedule of Deposit Fines, issued in August, 2013, remain in effect.
Although the Finance Bill (with the proposed new fines) passed through parliament at the end of December, in order for police to impose a fine of $100.00, either the Finance Act or the Criminal Procedures and Evidence Act, have to be amended. Nothing has been gazetted to this effect since the Minister presented the National Budget.
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Where a motorist feels he or she is being fined unfairly, ZRP Traffic Public Relations confirm the motorist is permitted to inspect the Schedule of Deposit Fines, a copy of which should be available at every roadside checkpoint.
The fines listed in the Deposit Schedule for the old SI 154/2010 now apply to SI 129/2015 that came into effect on 14 December, 2015. For example, if a fine for a fire extinguisher was $5.00 in SI 154, it remains $5.00 for a fire extinguisher under SI 129.
Finally, a gentle reminder that calm and courteous behavior at a checkpoint will contribute significantly to a fair outcome.
Information reliably obtained from Big Sky Supplies.