[VIC] What happens if the nominated driver won't pay up?

Speeding fine nomination was successful and the actual driver is not intending to reject it but the recent conversation with him implied that he is not intending to pay up either. I was a bit afraid that if he doesn't pay then the fine will be reissued back to the owner or something.

What happens in such cases if the nominated driver don't pay?

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  • +7 votes

    What happens if the nominated driver won't pay up?

    You and nominated driver's relationship breakdown.

  • LOL @ not paying… Enjoy your date with the sheriff then "nominated driver"

    Just make sure you nominate the driver as soon as possible. Dont leave it too late, just because you want to post another thread about how you left it too late.
    If you nominated in time, they will cancel your infringement and reissue it to the offending driver.
    Keep any paperwork and proof of the other driver being the offender at the time of the infringement (You're going to need this when they deny/re-nominate you as the driver.)
    Don't stall out and "do it tomorrow"…
    The sheriff cant take/boot your car for someone else's fine.

    Nominate a Driver
    Dealing with Fines

    • Thanks buddy, however just in case I didn't stress it enough in my OP, I already nominated and nomination was successful, the actual driver received the fine. The fine is no more in my name and was transferred successfully under the actual driver's name. Actual driver won't reject it but won't pay it either.
      And hence the post to get an idea what happens if the nominated driver won't pay, will the fine reissued back to the owner.

      • if the nominated driver won't pay, will the fine reissued back to the owner.

        Of course not

      • if the nominated driver won't pay, will the fine reissued back to the owner

        As the nominated driver has not rejected the nomination, they would be pursued by the state to pay the fine until such time as they pay the fine or state that they were not the driver.

        If they reject the nomination or state that they were not the driver, then you would need to prove that the driver you nominated was in fact the driver at the time of the infringement.

        At some point, someone is getting fined. It's up to you/them if it's just the infringement, or the infringement + sundries (false declaration, court costs, etc).

  • never lend your car to anyone.
    Free of trouble for life. lol.

    • When you stay in sharing with your best buddies and friend of your best bud does this! My best bud is handling this for me now :)

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    VicRoads is utterly unprepared for the concept of anybody lending their car to anyone else.

  • It's now the same as if they received it directly. If they don't pay, they will get more fines, and eventually a licence suspension from memory. Nothing to do with you now.

  • What happens in such cases if the nominated driver don't pay?

    unpaid fines turn into a summons to appear in court
    failing that a warrant is issued for their arrest and time in the lockup with a criminal record

    just tell them to pay it or it will cost them a hell of a lot more trying to dodge it.

  • It’s only a problem for you if the nominated driver rejects the nomination.