Fines etc...

A possible opportunity but I'm not sure of the numbers - how many fines, maintenance orders, court judgements etc...are outstanding and how much money goes into chasing them?

I recently saw the ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) system being used jointly in Victoria Australia bybthe Police and the Sheriff's Office not only to catch drivers who had not paid Road tax or insurance but also to pull in drivers who had outstanding unpaid fines, court judgements, maintenance orders extremely simple and effective way of catching miscreants. Their vehicles were impounded until they paid the outstanding debt plus the associated costs of the impounding and release of the vehicle.


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An effective way of recovering monies owed and low cost too - if we have a need 

by dpfellows on April 05, 2017 at 09:27PM

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  • Posted by thinktank April 06, 2017 at 16:54

    Very good idea....
  • Posted by ninjadispenser April 12, 2017 at 00:13

    Certainly seems workable and the ANPR system seems very effective in England for pulling untaxed and uninsured drivers over. Added to this,I think more use of fines in the Court system where the fine is either paid there and then or taken at source from benefits instead of the highly ineffective Community service orders which end up costing more to bring them back to court when they don't do the hours allocated.Most of the fines are for drink /drug related incidents which they seem to find the money to do,then plead poverty when called to account for behaviour under the influence. We are rightly tough on drink drivers over here,much more so than England,but general drunken aggression is treated too lightly and is on the increase judging by the papers reporting.The message will soon get through if it hits them in the pocket.
  • Posted by bofs0802 April 29, 2017 at 16:14

    definitely fines and costs should be paid, not the dodgers sent to prison. When a fine is given, there should automatically be a part of the order that says they can be recovered from wages or benefits. Tat way there would be no need to return to court to ask for an attachment of earnings or benefit order.
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