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A must read handy guide if you are planning to drive in Zimbabwe

By on August 12, 2016

ZRP Vehicle Inspectorate.

Anyone who feels cheated has a right to call the National Complaints Hotline on +263(0)47036311 where their complaints will be attended to immediately.  The Zimbabwe Republic Police recently also
launched a national WhatsApp hotline where members of the public can register their complaints to the police via
Whatsapp. The ZRP National Whatsapp hotline number is +263782475000.

Meanwhile, below is a list of OFFICIAL fines that guilty motorists must pay as far as Zimbabwe Government’s Traffic Regulations are concerned.

I recommend that you print this charge sheet and keep it in your car.

ZIMBABWE VEHICLE REGISTRATION & LICENSING ACT CHAPTER 12:14

  • Fail to Display current vehicle licence: $5
  • Fail to produce documents within 7 days to Police: $5
  • Fail to produce documents within 7 days to VID: $10
  • Licence vehicle registered vehicle-all classes: $10
  • Fail to Display registration mark and Number Plate OR its illegible: $10
  • Fail to Notify change of ownership – 14 days:$10
  • No Number plate: $10
  • No rear Number plate light: $5
  • No Drivers licence: $20
  • No Insurance: $10
  • No white front reflectors: $5
  • No red read reflectors: $5
  • No red ‘T’ on rear trailer: $10
  • Motor vehicle + Trailer longer than 8 Mt: $5
  • No amber side reflectors @ 4mt – each: $5
  • No red triangles: $15
  • No horn, fail to use or abuse horn: $10
  • No Stopping, No parking, no left or right turn: $5
  • Proceed against red robot: $20
  • Proceed against amber robot: $10
  • Encroach over white line at a robot: $10
  • Fail to stop at flash lights – Railway crossing: $20
  • Overtaking over solid white line: $20
  • Double parking: $5
  • Stop or park within 7.5 mt. of intersection: $15
  • Fail to give way to right-uncontrolled intersection: $15
  • Cut corner when turning right: $10
  • Fail to: Signal – slow down, stop turn left or right: $10
  • Stop – minor accident: $20
  • Stop – serious accident: court
  • No headlights, one headlight or no side lights:$5
  • Headlights causing dazzle: $15
  • No dip switch: $10
  • Foot brakes not working: $20
  • Hand brakes not working at all – max: $15
  • Unable to keep vehicle static when brake applied: $15
  • No windscreen wiper: $5
  • Windscreen not providing clear undistorted vision: $10
  • No exhaust silencer: $10
  • Inefficient exhaust silencer: $5
  • Causing excessive smoke: $10
  • Leaks of oil and fuel onto road: $5
  • Dangerous tyre – canvas showing – per tyre: $5
  • Axles Loading:
    • 1-50: $10
    • 51-200: $15
    • 201-400: $20
    • + 400: court
  • No Safety belt: $5
  • Spit in or from vehicle: $5
  • Discard rubbish fro vehicle: $5
  • Abusive behaviour: $10
  • Speeding – extra kilometres per hour:
    • 6-15: $5
    • 16-25: $10
    • 26-35: $15
    • 36-50: $20
    • 50+: court
  • Production of documents 7 days:
    • Fail to produce Documents: $5
    • Fail to produce Drivers licence: $20
    • Fail to produce Insurance: $5
    • Fail to produce Registration book to VID $10
  • Police Officers must give rank, name and number.
  • Spot fines – Form Z69(j) Admission of Guilt. Form 265 to pay fine at police station within 7 days.
  • Senior Inspector PHIRI: Public Relations. Nat. Complaints Line: 04 703 631 (24 hr service)
  • Senior Inspector NCUBE: 077 2719 730 or 071 2769 768; Senior Inspector KANGWARE: 071 2415 491; Spokesperson Traffic Inspector CHIGOME: 0772 965 030

We hope this will aid you in your travels in Zimbabwe!

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