Road traffic demerit system: Here’s how it works and how to avoid accumulating points

2019-09-27 06:00

The new system will prevent you from renewing your drivers' or vehicle licence if you do not pay your fines - or you could lose your licence altogether.

SEE | Here's why there's no need to panic about AARTO

2019-09-16 06:30

If there's one word that has been instilling at least some kind of fear in drivers, it's AARTO. And since it has been signed to law, it has caused much dismay. MasterDrive SA explains why there really is no need to panic.

Here's how the driver demerit system can affect your job, company in SA

2019-08-26 10:00

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act and Amendment Bill is a controversial issue. That aside, companies need to understand their responsibilities as well as ways to protect themselves from possible liability relating to employees’ driving offences.

'Visible policing still the answer' - Readers respond to new SA road laws

2018-05-03 07:00

'Who is going to police the new laws?', 'A gross breach of the Constitution', 'Taxis are still a major problem'... Wheels24 readers share their views on the implementation of Aarto in SA.

AARTO Act: Driver demerit system, e-tolls and more...

2018-04-12 11:27

E-tolls, demerit system, tribunal for traffic fines... Here's what you should know about the AARTO bill. Do you think it will curb road deaths in South Africa?

Red flags raised about AARTO: Demerit system, traffic fines and more...

2018-02-20 17:19

The Aarto bill is currently before the National Council of Provinces for final approval before it is signed into SA law. We list some of the biggest concerns raised.

Reason for AARTO? More than 6-million traffic infringements in Tshwane, Joburg

2017-03-24 11:23

'South Africa has been singled out as one of the countries with the highest number of road crashes and fatalities in the world,' says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

AARTO: Rehabilitation school for SA road traffic offenders?

2017-03-23 14:16

Road rules offenders found guilty by a court of law will have to complete a mandatory rehabilitation programme under the new proposed demerit system, Parliament has heard.

Input on AARTO Bill satisfactory - Parliament

2016-09-07 19:39

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport will deliberate on submissions made by public and other stakeholders for the administrative adjudication of road traffic offences bill.

JPSA: Protector report vindicated us

2014-12-23 05:00

Justice Project SA says it has been vindicated by the public protector's finding that the Johannesburg metro police acted improperly when it sent fines by ordinary post instead of registered mail.


ICYMI: These are the top motoring stories of the week

2019-09-22 18:24

From the announcement of a transformed business model for the 2020 Simola Hillclimb to tips to buying a second-hand car, these are the top stories of the week.

New road laws for SA: 'Aarto Bill in its current form is flawed' – AA

2019-03-19 13:19

In its current form, the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill, is "cause for concern", says the AA.

JPSA, transport department set for face-off soon over Aarto Act traffic fines

2018-04-24 05:30

"Numerous provisions of the Aarto Act, as well as certain provisions of the National Road Traffic Act are unconstitutional and should be struck down," says Justice Project SA in court papers filed at the North Gauteng High Court. The Transport Department responds.

AARTO Amendment Bill, e-tolls and losing your driving licence - what you should know

2018-04-05 09:18

'Despite the AARTO Amendment Bill reportedly having been scrutinised and certified by the State Law Advisors, it will fail to pass constitutional and other legal muster if it is signed into law,' says Justice Project SA.

Aarto bill a step closer to becoming law: What will this mean for SA motorists?

2017-09-05 16:06

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) amendment bill has moved a step closer to being signed into law.

Driver demerit system, tracking offenders... Transport Dept speaks on AARTO

2017-03-23 17:33

Tracking habitual road traffic law infringers, points demerit system... Minister of Transport, Dipuo Peters, speaks on AARTO and its roll-out in South Africa.

Aarto system is failing, councillors say

2016-11-13 13:25

Councillors from the Cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane want to be released from the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences, Parliament has heard.

Mid-month wrap: 9 stories that can't be missed

2016-08-19 14:16

The middle week of August 2016 is drawing to a close, perhaps the most polarising of articles came from the pens (read: computer ninjas) of Wheels24.

No date yet for traffic demerit system

2014-06-10 22:16

No date has yet been set for the traffic offences demerit system, the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) has said.

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