VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENCING ACT, (CHAPTER 13:14)

 

Fail to register Motor Vehicle ……………………………………………….. 20
Fail to register Trailer ……………………………………………………….. 10
Fail to display registration mark and number in a prescribed manner… 10
Fail to register permanent removal of vehicle from road within
14 days ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 15

Previous owner fail to notify the registering officer within14 days upon
sale or change of ownership of a registered vehicle ……………………… 20
Previous owner fail to deliver a registration book and/ or Current Vehicle
Licence to new owner upon sale of vehicle ……………………………..  10
New owner fail to register change of ownership within 14 days……….. 10
Second hand car dealer fail to render monthly returns to registering
officer ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 20
Owner fail to register change of permanent address within 14 days       10
Owner fail to register permanent change of particulars relating to a
registered vehicle within 14 days………………………………………….. 10
Fail to display Temporary Identification Card in a manner prescribed     10
No Current Vehicle Licence [All motor vehicles, trailers or motor cycles] 10 Fail to display Current Vehicle Licence or Temporary Licence in a
prescribed manner ………………………………………………………….. 10
Owner fail to register in Zimbabwe a vehicle registered outside
Zimbabwe within 30 days of becoming a permanent resident…………. 20
Fail to display garage plates in a prescribed manner…………………… 10
Use licence issued to another vehicle ……………………………………… 20
Fail to produce documents (Registration Book) to authorized Police
Officer within 7 days of request …………………………………………….. 10
Refuse or give misleading, false or inaccurate information re cc of
motor cycle engine ………………………………………………………….. 20
Note:- Any contravention of section 44 of any offence involving
forgery of vehicle papers of licence to be prosecuted in court.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENCING REGULATIONS, 1999: SI 427/99

No front registration plate ………………………………………………….. 10
(except in the case of a motor cycle or trailer, or vehicle being used for Mayoral purposes)
No rear registration plate …………………………………………………… 15
Fail to affix front/rear registration plate by rivetting or with metal nuts
or bolts………………………………………………………………………. 10
Fail to display a third plate in a manner prescribed by law
(i.e. self-adhesive lamina/ on front windscreen, side or quarter glass)… 20
Fail to display a third plate in a waterproof holder (trailer/motor cycle).. 20
Display registration plates of incorrect colour…………………………… 15
Registration plate bears unauthorised letters, figures or symbols…….. 20
Driving a vehicle without registration plates/ third plate affixed and
clearly displayed …………………………………………………………….. 15
Displaying a registration plate(s) other than allocated to it by a
registering officer ……………………………………………………………. 20
Obscured/illegible registration plate(s) [not temporary cause]………… 10
Make unauthorized entry or alteration in the Registration Book……….. 20
Fail to display Temporary Identification Card in a prescribed manner… 10
Fail to adhere to the route specified on the Temporary Identification
Card ………………………………………………………………………….. 10
Fail to surrender the expired Temporary Identification Card to the
registering officer ……………………………………………………………. 10
Fail to display and maintain licence or temporary licence in a
prescribed manner …………………………………………………………… 10
Fail to carry a licence or temporary licence in a conspicuous position
in a waterproof holder ………………………………………………………. 10

DEPOSIT FINES

Use garage licence plates on a vehicle which is not in possession of thelicensee in the normal course of business    10
Use garage licence plates on a vehicle used for hire or reward               20
Allow person other than the licensee to use garage licence/ plates…… 20
Carrying passengers/goods in a vehicle being used under a garage
licence (except for test/trial/demonstration) ………………………………. 10

ROAD TRAFFIC ACT, CHAPTER 13:11& RTA AMENDMENT NO. 3/2000

M /V Cycle
Driving a motor vehicle without a valid Driver’s licence …………………. 20
Driving a construction vehicle, heavy vehicle or PSV other than an
omnibus or commuter omnibus whilst under the age of 18years……… 20
Driving an omnibus or commuter omnibus whilst under the age of 25yrs 20
Driving a commuter omnibus or heavy vehicle that is a P.S.V whilst over the age of 70 years         20
Holder of a tractor drivers permit drive a tractor without the permit
on his person………………………………………………………………… 10
Holder of a tractor drivers permit drive a tractor outside the area of
the farm or registered mining location specified in the permit ………….. 10
Holder of a tractor drivers permit drive a tractor within the urban
area under the jurisdiction of a local authority or within such other
area as may be prescribed  ………………………………………………… 10
Holder of a leaners licence drive without supervision ……………………. 20
Holder of a leaners licence drive when supervisor cannot control the steering      20
Holder of a leaners licence carry passengers on motor cycle or a vehicle which has only one seat which is provided for the driver (e.g. a tractor) 10 Holder of a leaners licence drive a P.S.V carrying passenger for hire

or reward……………………………………………………………
Holder of a leaners licence drive without displaying “L” plates…………
Holder of a leaners licence drive whilst displaying “L” plates of incorrect
shape, size or colour (each)……………………………………….
(Size: 150mm sq. “L “should be 100mm x 90mm with 40mm width).
20
20

20
 
Licensed driver drive whilst displaying “L” plates……………… Caution  
Driving an omnibus or P.S.V when licence not endorsed medically fit 10  
Using a motor vehicle or trailer without a 3rd party insurance……….. 10  
Driving a P.S.V which has no-fault insurance cover…………………… 10  
Fail to display proof of insurance on P.S.V…………………………….. 10  
Give false information when applying for a drivers licence………. 20  
Permittingor employingunlicenced driver to drive……………………… 20  
Holder of a licence, allows the licence to be used by any other person 20  
Fail to produce driver’s licence for endorsement within 7 days after conviction (Licence must be produced at the time of accepting the deposit fine) 20  
Fail to produce the certificate of insurance within 7 days……. 20  
Fail to stop after serious/fatal accident…………………………. Court  
Fail to stop after minor accident………………………….. 20  
Fail to ascertain whether a person has been injured/killed.. 20 20
Fail to render assistance to an injured person …. 20 20
Fail to take reasonable steps to guard the corpse…………… 20 20
Refuse or fail to supply name and address after minor accident……………………………………………………. 20 20
Fail to report an accident within 24 hours of occurrence………. 20 20
Fail to comply with lawful instructions given by a police officer.. 20 20
Use motor vehicle in contravening R.T. 16 conditions …………. 15  
Fail to produce the registration book/ certificate of fitness/ licence
within 7 days………………………………………………………….
10  

 

DEPOSIT FINES

MOVING OFFENCES

ROADS AND ROAD TRAFFIC (RULES OF THE ROAD) REGULATIONS, 1974 [RGN 308/74]

M.V     Cycle

c.s 3(2)                         Permit/cause any vehicle to stop or remain stationary in a

dangerous position on any road orparking place………………. 10

c.s 3(3)                                   Abandoning any vehicle on any road or parking-place………. 15

c.s 4(a)                         Stop or park any vehicle except on extreme left of the

road or in a parking place ………………………………………… 10

c.s 4(b)                                 Stop or park within 7,5m from any corner or within such
distance of an intersection as prescribed in the area of a local

authority ……………………………………………………………. 15

c.s 6(1)                        Fail to give way to traffic approaching from his right at

uncontrolled intersection ………………………………………….. 15

c.s 7(1)(b)                              Fail to keep to the left of the road when approaching a

corner or meeting other traffic …………………………………… 10

c.s 7(2)                                   Overtake other traffic on the wrong side of the road…………… 15

c.s 7(3)(a)                      Overtake where driver does not have a clear and

unobstructed view of the road ahead ……………………………. 20

c.s 7(3)(b)                      Overtake in face of oncoming traffic …………………………….. 20

c.s 7(3)(c)                     Overtake when driver cannot see sufficiently far ahead

to complete the maneuver with safety ………………………….. 20

c.s 7(3)(d)(1)                          Overtake at junction or intersection unmarked road …………… 20

c.s 7(4)(b)                      Change lane to cause obstruction  ………………………………. 15

c.s 8                                        Fail to give way when overtaking/overtakenon strip tracks….. 15

c.s 9                                        Drive on the wrong side of the road……………………………. 15

c.s. 10(a)                       Drive wrong way in one way road ……………………………….. 20

c.s. 10(b)                       Drive wrong way in a separate carriageway ……………………. 20

c.s 11(1)(a)                            Fail to keep to the left of the road when turning left ………….. 10

c.s 11(1)(b)                           Cut corner when turning right ……………………………………. 10

c.s 12                                     Approach cross-road, corner, curve, bridge, sharp turn or steep

decent other than at a safe speed ……………………………….. 10

cis 13(1)                        Alter direction when road not clear to do so ……………………. 15

c.s 13(2)                        Fail to signal intention to slow down, stop or alter

direction ………………………………………………………………………………….. 10

c.s 13(3)                        Fail to make hand or mechanical signal in the manner

prescribed ……………………………………………………………………………… 10

c.s 16(a)                        Fail to halt on the extreme left of the road

(single carriage) and remain stationary when being

passed by Police, Ambulance or Fire-brigade where

warning device is being sounded …………………………………. 20

c.s 16(b)                        Fail to halt on the extreme left of the road

(any other road) and remain stationary when being

passed by Police, Ambulance or Fire-brigade where

warning device is being sounded ………………………………… 20

c.s 18(1)                        Pedal cyclists ride more than two abreast……………………….. -5

c.s 19                           Pedal cyclist takehold onto moving vehicle/trailer ……………………….. 20

c.s 20(1)                        Cyclist fail to use cycle track …………………………………………………. 5

c.s 20(2)                        Auto cycle use track with engine on ………………………………………… 5

c.s 20(3)                                 Drive a motor vehicle on cycle track ……………………………………. 20

c.s 20(3)                                 Drive an animal drawn vehicle on cycle track ………………….. 10

c.s 21(5)                                Drive, cause or permit to be driven any animals at night

without two drovers each equipped with reflective staff…        20        –

c.s 23(1)                                Cause or permit animals to graze on any road having a

bituminous surface of six meters or more in width;

Per head                                                                                             DAYNIGHT

Horses, cattle, pigs, asses……………………………….

Goats and sheep …………………………………………………. 10        15

c.s 23(2)                                Cause or permit animals to stray on any road, as

described in 23(1) above …………………………………………. 10

c.s 24                           Leave animal drawn vehicle unattended by a competent person         10

c.s 25                                      Drive animal drawn vehicle without reins or leader…………… 15

c.s 27(1)                                 Motor cyclists ride more than two abreast …………………………………. 10

 

DEPOSIT FINES

c.s 28                           Fueling/refueling a motor vehicle whilst the engine is running 10

c.s 29                                    Drive in such position as not to have full control of

vehicle or a full view of the road and traffic abreast on either

side as well as ahead…………………………………………….. 15

30                            Leave motor vehicle unattended with engine running………… 10

s 31                                    Fail to slow down or stop when meeting or overtaking
animals being led, driven, ridden or drawing vehicle

on road ……………………………………………………………. 15

c.s 32                                                   Permit any person to ride on wings, fenders, luggage-grid,
roof, running-board, towing-bar, bumpers or bonnet or

motor vehicle ……………………………………………………… 10

c.s 33                                    Driver permit any person to sit between the driver’s seat

and the side of the vehicle nearest the driver’s seat …………. 15

c.s 36(2)                       Fail to obey directions, orally or by signal from a

policeman in uniform who is controlling traffic ………………… 15

SIGNS, SIGNALS AND CARRIAGEWAY MARKING OFFENCES

SECTION 43 OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT, CHAPTER 13:11 A.R.W THE ROAD TRAFFIC (TRAFFIC SIGNS) REGS.573/73 & S.I 41/16

M.V. Cycle

c.s.64(5)                        Fail to obey right turn arrows ……………………………………………….. 10       10

Fail to obey left turn arrows ……………………………………………….. 10       10

Turn right from straight ahead lane ……………………………………….. 20       10

c.s 19                                      Proceed against no left turn ………………………………………………… 20       10

Proceed against no right turn ………………………………………………. 20       10

Fail to obey compulsory direction sign …………………………………….. 20       10

Fail to obey direction prohibited ……………………………………………. 20       10

Proceed against passage prohibited  ………………………………………. 10       10

Fail to obey        prohibited ……………………………………………………………………… 10       10

Fail to obey “No Stopping” sign  …………………………………………… 20       10

Proceed against weight prohibited sign …………………………………… 10       10

c.s 48(2)(a)                            Proceed against red robot …………………………………………………… 20       20

c.s 48(4)(a)                            Proceed against amber robot ……………………………………………….. 10       10

c.s 56(5)                        Encroach over white line at a robot ………………………………………… 10       10

c.s 49(2)                        Enter intersection when exit is not clear …………………………………… 20       20

c.s 51(2)     Fail to stop at flash lights (RAILWAY CROSSING):-

Passenger carrying P.S.V.’s …………………………………………………. 20       

All other motor vehicles …………………………………………………….. 20

Cycles ……………………………………………………………………….. 20

c.s 19(2)                        Fail to obey Regulatory Signs:

NO STOPPING ……………………………………………………………….. 20       10

STOP SIGN ………………………………………………………………….. 20       10

NO PARKING ………………………………………………………………… 20       10

NO LEFT TURN ………………………………………………………………. 20       10

NO RIGHT TURN …………………………………………………………….. 20       10

c.s 55(4)                                 Offside wheel cross prohibition line ………………………………………… 10

Nearside wheel cross prohibition line ……………………………………… 10         

Overtake across prohibition line ……………………………………………. 20

Note :-The above offences are both single white lines

and double white lines.

c.s 58(3)                        Cross or straddle yellow edge of carriageway line except

to stop or overtake traffic turning right ……………………………………. 10

 

DEPOSIT FINES

 

ROADS AND ROAD TRAFFIC (CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND USE), 2015: S.I 129/15 A. LIGHTS

 

  M.V Cycle
Display any red light to front of vehicle (all vehicles)…………. 20 20  
Display white light to the rear of a vehicle (other than reversing20 light or rear reg. plate light) 20  
Pedal cycle-no front white light…………………………..   15
Pedal cycle- no red light to the rear………………………….. 10  
Animal drawn vehicle —No front white light (either 1 in

front of animal or 2 fitted to the vehicle ………………………… 15

   
Fail to switch on lights in lit up area (Where lights are

in working order)…………………………………………..

20  
Fail to keep headlamp (motor vehicle)undamaged, properly secured
and inan efficient operating condition at all times…………………..
10  
No headlamp(s) or excess number of required headlamps    
(2 or 4 required) 20  
No side lights/lamps………………………………. 10  
Two headlamps not of equal luminous intensity… 10  
Dip-switch not working……………………………………. 10  
Fail to keep headlamps (s)(motor cycle) undamaged, properly secured and in an efficient operating condition at all times)………….   10
No headlamp(s) or excess (not more than 2 required)……..   20
Inadequate headlight  …………………………………………… 15  
Headlight (motor cycle) focused or aimed causing dazzle……………..   15
Dipswitch not working (motor cycle)………………………………..   15
Side-car no side light (motor cycle)………………………………………   15
No tail lamp(s) —motor vehicle 10  
Fail to keep tail lamp(s) (motor vehicle/trailer)undamaged, properly secured and in an efficient operating condition at all times)………….. 10  
Display white light to the rear of vehicle (other than reversing light or rear number plate light)………………. 20  
No motor cycle tail lamp……………………………………… 15  
Fail to keep tail lamp (motor cycle)undamaged, properly secured and in an efficient operating condition at all times)………….   10
No tail lamp(s) —motor vehicle/trailer……………………… 10  
Fail to keep stop light(s) (motor vehicle/trailer) in clean, undamaged, properly secured and in an efficient operating condition at all times) … 10  
No stop light(s)- motor cycle…………………………….   10
Fail to keep stop light(s) (motor cycle) in clean,undamaged, properly secured and in an efficient operating condition at all times)…………..   10
No rear registration plate light (Motor vehicle/Motor cycle/trailer)….. 20 10
Fail to keep rear registration plate light (Motor vehicle/Motor cycle/ trailer clean, undamaged, properly secured and in an efficient operating condition at all times)………… 10 10
No reversing lamp or excess reverse lamps (not more than 2 required) 10  
Reverse light emitting when the vehicle is not engaged in reverse gear 10  
Fail to keep reverse light (Motor vehicle) clean, undamaged, properly secured and in an efficient operating condition at all times)………….. 10  
Fit spot lights at a height higher than that of headlamps

(except for hunting, searching or night repair work)……………………

10  
Drive a motor vehicle fitted with more than 2 spot lights……………. 10  
Use spot light(s) on any road (except in case of emergency) 15  
Use spot light(s) in such a manner as to interfere with the vision of

any person on a road…………………………………………………

15  
Use spot light(s) in a such a manner as to cause annoyance to any person, whether on a road or not…………………………….. 10  
Spot light(s) fitted above headlamps not detachable when not in use 10  
Drive a motor vehicle other than permitted being equipped with a beacon light………………………………………………………… 20  
Fail to equip an amber beacon light on a vehicle being used for