Can you pay traffic fines at ATM?

Yes, in South Africa, it’s often possible to pay traffic fines at certain ATMs that support bill payments. However, the ability to pay traffic fines at ATMs can vary depending on the specific bank and the functionalities they offer through their ATMs.

Here are the general steps to pay traffic fines at an ATM:

  1. Visit a Supported ATM: Go to an ATM that belongs to a bank that offers bill payment services, including traffic fine payments.
  2. Insert Your Card and Enter PIN: Insert your bank card into the ATM and enter your PIN to access your account.
  3. Select “Payments” or “Bill Payments”: Look for an option on the ATM menu related to payments or bill payments. This might be listed under a specific section for services or payments.
  4. Choose Traffic Fine Payment: If available, select the option for traffic fine payments. Some ATMs might have a dedicated option for this, while in others, you might need to navigate through various payment categories.
  5. Enter Fine Details: Enter the required details such as the fine notice number, amount, and any other information requested by the ATM.
  6. Confirm and Complete Payment: Review the details you’ve entered, confirm the payment, and follow the prompts to complete the transaction.

Not all ATMs offer the option to pay traffic fines, so it’s advisable to check with your bank or look for information on the ATM itself regarding available payment services before attempting to pay a traffic fine. Additionally, ensure you have the necessary information about the traffic fine, such as the notice number, to complete the payment accurately.

If paying at an ATM isn’t an option or if you encounter any difficulties, you can explore alternative payment methods such as online payments through your bank’s website or at the municipality’s offices.