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Traffic Infringement Notices To Be Covered By Owners Unless Contractual

He said failure to have a contractual agreement will result in the owner being liable to pay.
21 Apr 2019 11:17
Traffic Infringement Notices To Be Covered By Owners Unless Contractual
Land Transport Authority (LTA) Chief Executive Officer Samuel Charles Simpson. Photo: Simione Haravanua.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has advised the public that vehicle owners are liable for all Traffic Infringement Notices (TIN) unless there is a contractual agreement between the vehicle owner and the driver that states otherwise.

In a statement, LTA chief executive officer Samuel Simpson said in the case of company vehicles driven by employees, the employer is responsible to clear all TIN’s or have in place a legally binding contract that company drivers’ pay for the TINs.

He said failure to have a contractual agreement will result in the owner being liable to pay.

For rental/vehicle hire companies that have TIN’s on them, the company will be responsible for all TINs unless they have contractually agreed with the responsible driver for the TINs to be cleared.

The statement further advised:

If you are buying a vehicle from:

  • private individual;
  • Motor Dealer;
  • Finance Bank or a Lease Company; and
  • Auctioneers.

You must carry out a check to ascertain if there is any outstanding TINs on the vehicle before the sale is concluded.

If you buy a vehicle with TINs you will be responsible for paying off the TINs before a vehicle transfer of ownership is processed.

LTA has reminded that all TINs are to be paid within 90 days.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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