POND ISLAND–All motorists who are yet to pay their 2017 Road Tax or who have their number plates covered with tinted plastic will face fines as of Monday, March 20, when road controls commence throughout the country.
The Receiver’s office said the controls will be executed with cooperation of Police.
All vehicles must carry the 2017 plates and they must be visible to the police. This means, plates covered with tinted plastic that are not legible are not allowed and the driver can be fined, the Receiver’s office said.
In accordance with Article 25 of the Motor Vehicle Tax ordinance, drivers/owners of vehicles who are non-compliant with Article 25 will be fined NAf. 300. In addition to the fine, drivers will have the inconvenience of having their vehicles confiscated. The fine must be paid at the Receiver’s office.
In the event of a vehicle being confiscated, the owner must go to the Receiver’s Office with valid insurance and inspection card and pay the Road Tax for the vehicle.
After making payment to the Receiver’s Office, the receipt has to be taken to the Police to get a release form. That form will allow the owner to retrieve the vehicle from the towing company after the company’s fees are paid.
To retrieve a vehicle, the owner has to pay the towing company up to US $85 in towing charges and US $15 per day storage fee.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/64352-road-tax-controls-to-start-on-monday