Agency disputes municipalities claims of dud traffic system

The Registrar of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA), Japh Chuwe says the intention of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) is to contribute to the increase of road safety.

This follows a call from both Johannesburg and Tshwane to pull out from being pilot cities for Aarto. The two cities have been saying the system is not working.

Chuwe says the payment of traffic fines is only one of the five dimensions of Aarto and people should not look at that as the main purpose of Aarto.

He says the reason why it was implemented in Johannesburg and Tshwane was to identify and deficiencies in the system and deal with those before a national roll out.

They believe they have achieved this, because they've been able to identify these deficiencies and have put the necessary interventions in place.

We have a very active national task team that meets on regular basis to address these problems.

Japh Chuwe, Registrar of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency

Listen to RTIA registrar speak about the Aarto implementation:

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