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Advocacy group files court bid for traffic fines to be refunded

The Justice Project SA (JPSA) want motorists to get their money back for fines paid where there has been no receipt of courtesy or enforcement notices in the mail.

On Monday, the group filed a legal bid against the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) for their failure to consistently comply with the Aarto Act.

The JPSA says the Aarto Act declares that any traffic notice must be served to the infringer in person or by registered mail.

Unfortunately, none of the issuing authorities involved on the Aarto Act, or the RTIA, have complied with this prescriptive provision in the Aarto Act. They've used something call secure mail to post out infringement notices.

Howard Dembovsky, JPSA chairman

According to JPSA chairman Howard Dembovsky, the secure mail system that has been used to notify infringers has not sufficiently kept track of the receipt or collection of notices.

It may or may not end up at your delivering post office, it may or may not end up in your post box or physical address. There's a very distinct difference between registered mail and secure mail.

Howard Dembovsky, JPSA chairman

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