Aarto April launch postponed

2012-03-07 09:26

Johannesburg - The planned roll-out of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act will not take place on April 1, transport department spokesperson Logan Maistry said on Wednesday.

Maistry said no official date for the national roll-out of Aarto had been announced as yet.

"In due course, the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) Shareholders’ Committee will pronounce on this matter," he said.

The announcement was made after a meeting of the shareholders of the RTMC, made up of the national transport minister, the nine provincial MECs and two representatives of the SA Local Government Association (Salga).

A subsequent meeting of the shareholders of the RTMC would be held to consider the major problems confronting the implementation of Aarto.

These would include the high percentage of drivers without legal licences, the incorrect home addresses on the eNatis system and the imperative of ensuring that municipal traffic law enforcement capacity was not reduced by Aarto’s implementation.

  • Rob - 2012-03-07 09:44

    It is truly amazing to see how many such projects are broken before they are switched on. Surely it is time to contract efficient and effective project management even if it is imported?

  • sardick.davids - 2012-03-07 09:50

    whats new..everything is done back to front in SA.

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-03-07 09:50

    This is going to become a long stretched out story. It is still going to beat "Days of our Lives" or one of those never-ending stories.

  • MSGRule - 2012-03-07 09:52

    Yes it is the anc way to over complicate things with legislation. Instead of havign simple systems. As with many projects this governemt has undertaken to exclude the skills ans include the friends of friends to do things at 3 times the price. and then stuffing it up

      Barker - 2012-03-07 10:22

      AARTO is simple to understand. You break a traffic law and you get fined and get demerits.

      MSGRule - 2012-03-07 11:23

      most defintely it is a simple system, but the implementation therof seems difficult.

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  • Kala - 2012-03-07 09:57

    Aarto dee too

      Rudie - 2012-03-07 11:19

      Aarto fart o

  • jim.dickson2 - 2012-03-07 09:59

    The only good comment in this is that they accept that the hich incidence of illegal licenses/unlicensed drivers make the implementation unworkable.

  • Dave - 2012-03-07 10:02

    another nail in the coffin for etolls as well

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-03-07 10:29

      I hope so

  • Willie - 2012-03-07 10:07

    We should revert back to basics, untill systems not working in SA it is only the "Partners" that will gain financially again. We seem to have created the "MONEY MONSTER in Consultants and Partners" in all these schemes.

  • Ariado - 2012-03-07 10:07

    It will not launch on 1/April but will commence on 30/April based on yesterday's newspaper. What kind of news is this?

  • Piet - 2012-03-07 10:16

    And you are going to use AARTO to punish me for not paying tolls! Whahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  • Barker - 2012-03-07 10:21

    I knew it was going to be postponed again. From discussions with various traffic law enforcement senior staff, there are many problems in the rural municipalities in not understanding, or not wanting to understand the Act in regards to driver nominations. Owner must pay or we send you a summons is their current way of enforcing the law.

  • eddiebant - 2012-03-07 10:22

    Wait and see what rubbish will take place one's this system is in place.Never will it function well.

  • Freddie - 2012-03-07 10:23

    Is anyone surprised by this? Yet this same bunch of morons think they can implement and run a NHI??

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-03-07 10:28

    Aarto so flawed anyway, I hope it never sees the light. It works on the premise that your are guilty and you need to prove your innocence. Massive discounts on speeding fines if you pay them promptly, another friggen money making racket.

  • Ian - 2012-03-07 10:29

    They forgot to mention that Aarto cannot work with the high level of corruption taking place on a daily basis, e.g. bribes. For the holier than thou people out there; I am aware that bribes go both ways. However, I am sure most 'drivers' would agree that traffic officers solcicit bribes from you even when you have no reason to be fined or to be pulled over. Most know that they will and can lock you up without any reason and as such pay a bribe to avoid confrontation. I can just hear people saying; then let them lock you up and sue them later. Firstly one needs mobney to sue someone and secondly, one hour in jail can change the rest of your life in so many different ways

  • Had - 2012-03-07 10:31

    Another well planned project being rolled out ! Nepotism triumphs again. BTW, what Doris came up with the AARTO name ?

      Tony - 2012-03-07 10:41

      They had a 3 day workshop to decide the name.

      Dave - 2012-03-07 10:43 New York

      Had - 2012-03-07 11:55

      hehe - and they were allowed to take their wives and kids along for the trip at taxpayer's expense !

  • Sheik - 2012-03-07 11:10

    This lot in power could not origanise a piss-up in a brewery.

  • thabo.vilakazi - 2012-03-07 12:20

    where does the government expect people to get the money to pay the etolls, isnt the Tax ebough for them. We are suffering as it is and petrol price and the etolls as well the rising of goods prices on the market and ANC and the government agree to such a deal with a foreign company,

  • nthatodecker - 2012-03-07 14:31

    E-toll, Petrol, what is next ...?

  • onlyme - 2012-03-07 16:40

    ...I should think not!!!! RTMC is mismanaging the eNatis collections and used it to pay for expenditure in the organisation, instead of transfering it to the Department of Transport. It would appear that they counted their chickens BEFORE they were hatched!!!..minimum fine is R250( was R100), of which you qualify for discount of 50%, IF YOU RECEIVED YOUR FINE IN TIME. RTMC still gets R25 more, if the discounted amount is paid. WHAT A GOOD MONEY MAKING SCHEME GOV IS RUNNING!

  • Drogo - 2012-03-15 12:40

    The Aarto-system would work in a first-world country, not in a third-world country. Not in Africa. These naieve people should wake-up and get real.

  • Sheik - 2012-03-16 14:03

    After 5 years of adding fees to our licence renewals, they still can't get Aarto's to work. And now they have high hopes of making the Tolling System work, They should think again. They can't orginise a piss up in a Brewery.

  • Jack - 2012-04-04 12:11

    Eish, heibo I cant beleive!!!!

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