That anxiety you feel when you are pulled over in a roadblock is real but it’s 100 times worse when you know that your drivers license or car’s license is expired. The fines in South Africa for driving with an expired drivers license start at R500. A traffic officer will start your fine for driving with an overdue drivers license at R500 but they can give you a R1500 instead if they are not feeling lenient. You are being fined because it is required to renew your drivers license every 5 years and if you do not renew your drivers and drive without one it is considered unlawful.