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Keep It Simple: Clearer Fines To Help Victorian Motorists

17 May 2016

Motorists will be able to deal with their speeding and tolling fines faster with clearer and simpler infringement notices, saving Victorians time and money in additional fees.

The easier-to-understand fines will now start appearing in letterboxes, with other types of infringement notices to follow in the coming months.

The new notices use simple language to inform people of their rights, including the right to have their fine reviewed where appropriate, and their responsibilities when they receive a fine.

The Department of Justice and Regulation and Victoria Police’s Traffic Camera Office has been progressively updating a range of infringement notices, penalty reminder notices, enforcement order notices, and warrant warning notices since the beginning of the year.

The re-designed enforcement order notices and warrant warning notices were updated back in February.

These changes give Victorians the right information at the right time to resolve their fine before they incur additional fees. Importantly, they show people where they are in the fine lifecycle and what additional costs they face if they don’t take action.

The re-designed notices will also drive home road safety to millions of motorists every year, with a section of the new fines dedicated to the Towards Zero campaign.

Victoria's new Road Safety Camera Commissioner, John Voyage, said the re-designed and clutter-free notices will be easier for people to understand.

For more information about the new notices or to pay a fine, people can visit www.fines.vic.gov.auExternal Link .

Quotes attributable to Acting Police Minister Robin Scott

“We have changed Victoria’s fines to make them simpler and clearer so that people can deal with them quickly without incurring unnecessary costs.”

“Nobody likes to receive a fine, but by redesigning the notices and using clearer language, it makes the process of paying more efficient.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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