COURTS in West Yorkshire are the first in the country to introduce a new system for paying fines.
A 24-hour, seven-days-a- week automated credit or debit card telephone service is available to people who have been ordered to pay monetary orders by the court or by way of a fixed penalty.
The system - introduced by West Yorkshire Magistrates' Court Service - is available to callers who have had their cases heard in Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Halifax, Wakefield, Pontefract, Leeds, Bradford and Bingley.
Collection and enforcement director Maureen Diamond said: "We wanted to help make the payment system as easy as possible."
The numbers are:
For Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Wakefield and Pontefract ring 0845 601 7136. For Leeds ring 0845 601 7125. For Bradford, Bingley or Halifax ring 0845 601 7134. For fixed penalties ring 0845 601 7124.