I hate pointless laws. Like microchipping dogs to “prevent” them attacking children.
But here we have one that’s a winner. Doesn’t go as far as I would like, but at least it is practical.
Drivers who refuse to pay speeding fines will have their licence confiscated – sometimes on the side of the road – and possibly lose their car under changes due in months.
From February, the Justice Ministry will ramp up efforts to recoup more than $200 million in outstanding traffic fines, most for speeding.
It will issue Driver Licence Stop Orders as a last resort to people who repeatedly ignore warning notices or court orders.
Any person found driving in breach of one of the orders will have their car impounded for 28 days.
Associate Justice Minister Chester Borrows said in some cases people would have to surrender their licence on the side of the road if police detected an order was in place. Read more »