Deadline for expired vehicle licenses comes to an end
The vehicle licence renewal ends on Tuesday, and Motorist who have not yet renewed their lockdown expired license will face the consequences.
Vehicle licences which had expired between 26 March and 31 March 2020 were given several chances to renew with three extended grace periods.
With the deadline looming for the renewal of motor vehicle license discs that expired between March and May, the Road Traffic Management Corporation urges motorists to comply and avoid penalties.
According to an online post by the Road Traffic Management Corporation, motorist who fail to renew vehicle licences by end of 22 September 2020 will incur additional costs for late renewal.
Penalties are calculated at 10 percent of the annual licensing fees per month. They also run the risk of receiving traffic fines of up to R1000 if stopped by traffic officers while operating an unlicensed motor vehicle on public road.
Sabelo Mabi a frontline worker said the department of transport should extend the date for frontline workers since some of them are always working.
“The government should give frontline workers an extension of the date because these places are always full with long queues and on the other side you have to rush to work to save lives, so I think we needed to have our own date as we’ve been working when everyone was on lockdown and it’s only fair to us,”Said Mabi.