Aarto not delayed again - dept

2011-03-02 20:07

Johannesburg - Claims that the roll-out of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act has been delayed again are not true, the national transport department said on Wednesday.

It was reacting to a statement by Justice Project South Africa, which said the Aarto Act and its points-demerit system, which was supposed to come into effect on or by April 1, had again been delayed.

Department spokesperson Logan Maistry said Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele had not announced the date for the roll-out yet.

"The minister has not announced any date as yet. Once the minister is fully satisfied that the national roll-out of Aarto may proceed, a date will be announced accordingly."

He explained that Aarto's roll-out in 2010 was postponed following representations from various sectors, including certain provinces, municipalities and organised labour.

"The roll-out of Aarto is envisaged during the new financial year, which commences on April 1 2011 and ends on March 31 2012."

  • bosegoos - 2011-03-02 20:23

    Aarto is doomed as long as it is run by incompetent people.

  • Judith - 2011-03-02 20:28

    Please could it be put into place and stop wittering. WE need it to change the performances on the roads. And, of course, we require proper policing

      Mike - 2011-03-02 20:51

      Read the papers!

      Weeg - 2011-03-02 21:03


  • Judith - 2011-03-02 20:29

    Oh - I have been waiting five months for my new driver's licence because they failed to inform me that my picture was not correct, even though they took it - perhaps I had a very pale day:)

  • Hugh - 2011-03-02 20:58

    The complainants were mostly government officials who do not have or purchased their drivers licences.

  • Carl - 2011-03-02 21:58

    According to law the notifications or fines have to be sent via registered mail. Aarto's fines are null and void, since it relies on normal mail, email and sms's. Until they can sort that "little" glitch out, they can forget about any measure of success.

  • Howard - 2011-03-03 00:31

    Not true? Really? What about the other issues raised in the release, or are they just an inconvenient truth?

  • steven.m.armour - 2011-03-03 06:43

    What a waste of time and money.They will never stop the carnage on the road while they allow the prawns to drive.Finished and klaar.

      Norman dP - 2011-03-03 07:43

      Prawns driving? Hey Steven, you know the the movie "District 9" is pure fiction, right? Just checking.

  • GBES - 2011-03-03 08:44

    This regime cannot even plan a project to catch a fish in the sea...They paid so many millions,that stopping the AArto project cannot be considered.Carry on regardless....

  • BigD - 2011-05-07 08:20

    now there is a 200 odd page document out for public comment. Does anyone know where I can download a copy

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