At the end of this month, making payments for traffic tickets in the UK will change. The British Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency informs about the details of the changes.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) informs that from January 29 this year there will be a change in the method of payment of roadside fines (so-called fixed penalties). Payments from the end of January will have to be made using a special, secure portal – informs the British transport portal motortransport.co.uk.
Until now, a ticket could be paid by card or cash. In a few weeks, the drivers will not have to carry those anymore – the agency emphasizes.
After the introduction of new rules, the officer after issuing the fine will ask the driver to provide an e-mail address or phone number (this may be a number or address of another person who can pay a fine, eg an employer) to which a message will be sent with a link to the said portal and individual code. The receiver will be able to make a payment from any location and at any time. After its finalization, the system will send an automatic notification with payment confirmation.
This new app will allow for easier, more efficient payment of fines at the roadside, freeing up our staff to focus on the most dangerous rogue operators on Britain’s roads,” said Gordon MacDonald from DVSA.