In his 2017 budget, Finance Minister, Patrick Chinamasa proposed new traffic fines for 2017.
The current standard fines are as follows:
Level 1 • Driving a vehicle without windscreen wiper; • Driving without head or side lights; $5
Level 2 • Cutting corners when turning right; • Failure to signal when slowing down, stopping or turning; $10
Level 3 • Proceeding against a red robot; • Overtaking over solid line; • Non-functional foot brake; $20
Chinamasa proposes that fines increase with effect from January 2017. He proposes that fines for Level 1 offences increase from $5 to $10, Level 2 from $10 to $15 and Level 3 from $20 to $30. Chinamasa’s reason for an increase in traffic fines is that most of the accidents in the country’s roads are a result of human error arising from failure to observe road traffic regulations which is worsened by non-deterrent fines.