If the authorities are serious about easing the case loads on courts why do they not start by simplifying traffic offence procedure?
Overseas, when an offence has been committed a summons is delivered to the party concerned in the mail. Included in that is a form that allows a guilty plea to be entered and returned to the court along with a fixed fine that suits the offence.
That way no court appearance is required, no wasting of time of either the court or the party involved. The fine is in the Government coffers and life moves on. Of course if the party disagrees with the charge he may choose to appear in court to put his case before the judge which he is entitled to do.
— Ian Cox
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