Municipal Traffic Laws Enforcement Act
- Commenced on 22 December 1961
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2016 and includes any amendments published up to 31 December 2017.]
- [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated by the Law Development Commission of Zimbabwe]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Municipal Traffic Laws Enforcement Act [Chapter 29:10].
2. InterpretationIn this Act—“default penalty” means a default penalty prescribed in terms of paragraph (b) of section nine;“fixed penalty” means a fixed penalty prescribed in terms of paragraph (a) of section nine;“Minister” means the Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development or any other Minister to whom the President may, from time to time, assign the administration of this Act;“period of grace” means the period of four days following the giving of a notice in terms of subsection (1) of section four;“proceedings” means any criminal proceedings in respect of the act or omission constituting the offence specified in the notice under subsection (1) of section four;“revenue officer” means a revenue officer appointed under section 3 of the Stamp Duties Act [Chapter 23:09].
3. Application of ActThis Act shall apply to any offence committed in respect of a vehicle, for which offence a fixed penalty has been prescribed in terms of section nine, being an offence created—
4. Notice may be given in respect of certain offences
5. Person to whom fixed penalty to be paidPayment of a fixed penalty, together with any default penalty that may have been prescribed under section four shall be made—
6. Application of sums received by way of fixed penaltiesThe sums received by a municipal council by way of fixed penalties and default penalties for any offences shall be paid—
7. Evidence of payment or non-payment of fixed penaltyIn any proceedings a certificate that payment of a fixed penalty and any default penalty was or was not made to the town clerk or other duly authorized officer of the municipal council concerned or revenue officer, as the case may be, by a date specified in the certificate shall, if the certificate purports to be signed by the town clerk, other duly authorized officer or revenue officer, as the case may be, be sufficient evidence of the facts stated, unless the contrary is proved.
8. Particulars to be included in noticeA notice given in terms of subsection (1) of section four shall specify—
9. Amount of fixed penalty and default penaltyThe Minister, after consultation with the Minister responsible for justice and the municipal council concerned, may prescribe—
10. Penalty for interference with notice affixed to vehicleA notice affixed to a vehicle under subsection (4) of section four shall not be removed or interfered with before the fixed penalty and any default penalty that may have been prescribed has been paid except by or under the authority of the owner, driver or person in charge of the vehicle, and any person contravening the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or, in default of payment, to imprisonment for a period not exceeding one month.
11. Rights under section 356 of Cap. 9:07 modified
12. RegulationsThe Minister may by regulation make provision for all matters which he considers it necessary or expedient to provide for in order that the purposes of this Act may be achieved, and, in particular—
History of this document
22 December 1961