ZRP TRAFFIC 8 JUNE 2012
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
RE: ISUZU PICK-UP AAD 0767 registered to DIGBY J BRISTOW
I am today sending my driver, Robert Makwanda, into Beitbridge to order a new number plate for the above vehicle, for which I have been fined TWENTY DOLLARS, twice already. On both occasions, the two different drivers had no money on them to apply for new plates, hence the delay.
I would ask that you allow him to travel to the Post Office as is, to apply for the necessary replacement of the plate.
I would also like to point out that according to The VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING REGULATIONS S.I. 94/90 c.s 11(2), which is still in force, the fine for no front plate/registration mark and number is ONLY $10.
Both Admission of Guilt forms we received for this offence (#’s 2532525 of 4/06/12 and 2532409 of 1/06/12) issued to our drivers state that the fines issued are for:
Charge (Section and Statutory enactment): “C/S 60 (1) of the Vehicle Registration and Licencing Act”
Brief Description of Offence(s): “NO FRONT NUMBER PLATE”
According to my schedule of fines the offence for c/s 60 comes in under the heading: DANGEROUS FITTINGS (CONDITIONS) etc
c.s 60 Conditions likely to cause danger …………………… $10
I would submit that either your Traffic Officers are not applying the laws correctly, or there is something amiss.
I will be following this up with the Superintendent, and if necessary, the Magistrate.
Any further fines for the same offence, I would rather go to court.
DIGBY JOHN BRISTOW
Registered Owner: AAD 0767