THE issue of spot fines will soon be a thing of the past as police are now implementing new technologies to deal with offending motorists, Home Affairs Deputy Minister Cde Obedingwa Mguni has said.
He told Parliament on Wednesday that police would soon be doing away with receipt books at road blocks.
Cde Mguni was responding to a question by Bulawayo Metropolitan MP Dorothy Ndlovu who had asked why motorists are detained by police demanding spot fines, yet motorists would not be carrying cash and police do not have swipe machines.
“There is a new company which has come to change the way in which the police are operating so that they do not carry any receipt books. We now have a machine which will enable a vehicle’s number plates to be scanned.
“The person would state the owner of the vehicle, a slip will be printed to enable the person even though he does not have cash on him to approach the nearest police camp and pay,” said Cde Mguni.