Q1: “One-time penalty” involves computerized operations for adjudication. How does it set the deadline for the required appearance of the person penalized?
A1: The following is a brief description of how the deadline for a required appearance is set for adjudication under “one-time penalty:”
1. Deadline of fine payment: the deadline of fine payment is one month from the date of adjudication. For example, if the date of adjudication is May 20, 2006, the deadline of fine payment will be June 19, 2006.
2. Deadline of cancellation (revocation): in the event of failure to hand over any vehicle or driver’s license suspended by penalty, the vehicle or driver’s license will be revoked on the day following the deadline for its handover. For example, if the deadline for handover of the suspended vehicle or driver’s license is July 4, 2006, the vehicle or driver’s license will be revoked on the next day, namely July 5, 2006.
3. Deadline of referral to the court for enforcement: referral to the court for enforcement will be made on the day following the deadline of fine payment.
Q2: Has the operating procedure of “one-time penalty” been simplified, too?
A2: Yes. While the original procedure requires a penalty notice to be issued four times, “one-time penalty” only requires it to be issued once. This not only shortens the schedule but also significantly reduces the costs for postage of AR registered mails.
Q3: What are the details of “one-time penalty?”
A3: When any car/motorcycle or its driver has been reported for violation of the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, if the vehicle owner or driver fails to pay the fines automatically or appear for the adjudication decision by the deadline of his/her required appearance, the penalizing authority will directly issue an adjudication decision pursuant to the list of criteria within 3 months. If the penalty requires the suspension of a vehicle or driver’s license, a double penalty will be imposed based on the period of suspension. In the event of failure to hand over the vehicle or driver’s license by deadline, the vehicle or driver’s license will be revoked. Any case of failure to pay fines will be referred to the court for enforcement, and the relevant schedule will be indicated in any adjudication decision to be delivered to the person penalized. The above are the details of “one-time penalty.”
Q4: What is “one-time penalty?”
A4: “One-time penalty” means simplified procedures for adjudication of traffic violation and suspension (revocation) or direct cancellation of a vehicle or driver’s license.
Q5: After I have received an adjudication decision, if I have objections to the penalty imposed by the competent authority, what should I do?
A5: Initiate a proceeding at the administrative division of the district court in the place of the plaintiff’s domicile, residence or location, the place of violation or the place where the original agency imposing penalties is located within a fixed period of 30 days following receipt of the adjudication decision. For each proceeding initiated in relation to a case of traffic adjudication, the competent court will charge an adjudication fee of NT$300.
Q6: After I have received an adjudication decision and paid a fine, if I find that I have not received any notice of violation, what should I do?
A6: Keep your receipt and, within 15 days following payment, file a complaint to the agency where you are required to appear. If confirmed by investigation, the overpaid fine will be returned.
Q7: Even though I have not received any adjudication decision, my vehicle or driver’s license has been directly canceled. Is there any safeguard to prevent such a situation?
A7: Don’t worry. All operations for “one-time penalty” are computer-controlled. Before any adjudication decision is legally received by the person penalized, the computer file will not indicate “delivered” and no vehicle or driver’s license will be directly canceled.
Q8: How much will I be charged for service fee if I pay a fine by Giro transfer at a post office?
A8: NT$10 for each payment.
Q9: What is temporary parking?
A9: It means a vehicle is parked for less than 3 minutes with its engine on to load or unload passengers or goods and is ready to move at any time.
Q10: Do I need to pay any service fees if I pay a fine via telephone transfer?
A10: If you use a credit card, you will be charged no more than NT$20 for each payment. If you use a debit card, you will be charged no more than NT$15.
Q11: What is the level of alcohol concentration (mg) in the air exhaled by a car driver that, if exceeded, will affect safe driving as described under Article 35 of the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act?