Morocco’s state secretariat of transport will soon acquire Credit Card Terminals, which will be provided to police stations, officers, and gendarmes, so traffic violations can be paid with bank cards.
State secretary Najib Boulif revealed the news while responding to a question during a parliament session.
Boulif revealed that police and gendarmes do not accept checks as a payment method, even though it is legal and must not be refused.
He pointed out that the article 223 of the Traffic Code says that “fines shall be paid in cash or by check, and by all other payment method determined by the administration”. This has resulted in citizens filing complaints when their checks are refused.
A Citizen said that poeple find themselves having to carry money whenever they drive, while some foreigners find themselves forced to pay traffic violations in cash.