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There are many traffic offences for which a police officer can issue an expiation notice (or on-the-spot fine) rather than a summons to attend court proceedings for prosecution.

An on the spot fine is not recorded as a conviction, but a driver will incur demerit points for the offence [see Motor Vehicles Act 1959 (SA) s 98B] and upon expiation, be subject to the forfeiture of their vehicle [see Expiation of Offences Act 1996 (SA) s 15(5)].

For more information about the expiation notice system and the options available upon receiving an expiation notice, see the chapter Expiation Fees and Fines.

Sexual offences  :  Last Revised: Mon Dec 10th 2018
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