McGowan Government pushes ahead with plans to modernise traffic infringement processes

  • McGowan Government modernising the State’s traffic infringement processes
  • New system will allow infringements to be paid in instalments
  • $13.7 million allocated towards new system and legislation being drafted 
  • The McGowan Government is taking the next step to modernise the way traffic infringements are managed across the State.

    Road safety cameras and traffic infringements are an important tool in changing driver behaviour and improving safety on our roads.

    The new infringement processing system will provide people with more options to manage and pay their traffic infringements.

    Importantly, for someone experiencing financial difficulty, the new system will give greater flexibility including allowing for the first time, part payment arrangements or payment extension options.

    $13.7 million has been allocated in this year’s budget for these important reforms.

    Legislation is being drafted to support the new system’s improved features.

    The new system will also allow people to manage infringements online, including nominating the driver and viewing the evidence.

    Businesses are being asked to provide information about contemporary solutions to inform the new system’s design, through a Request for Information managed by the Road Safety Commission.

    The new system is expected to be operational in 2023.

    As stated by Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts:

    “Road safety cameras are an important tool to change driver behaviour.

    “I’ve long believed that giving people the ability to part pay their infringements is a necessary option for those who break the law, but have difficulty paying the fine.

    “That’s why I asked the Road Safety Commission to overhaul the system and laws and provide people with more options.

    “So while we are not going light on people who commit these offences, we are developing an effective and fair way by which they can pay their debt to society.”

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