Online option for endorsable driving fines

May 30, 2024

Drivers who receive an endorsement to their licence can now pay any associated fines online.

Anyone given a penalty that adds points to their driving licence will have the option to settle their outstanding amount via the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service website. This is an alternative to having to attend court or forward payments by post.

A legislation change under the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 Section 91 onwards, amended the Road Traffic Act 1988. As a result, the requirement for an individual to produce their licence to the court when they pay their fine and accept their endorsement has been removed.

The SCTS system references data held by Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). Online payment will be accepted as long as the number of active points do not exceed the statutory requirements.

David Fraser, SCTS Executive Director Court Operations, said: “I am delighted we now have the extended our digital capability to deliver improved services with increased flexibility for those who require to pay fines associated with a licence endorsement. This new enhancement allows for online payment instead of having to physically attend courts, which is of benefit to all.”   

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