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Demerit system for bad drivers kicks off in April 2016

Motorists should prepare themselves for the long-awaited Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (Aarto) which will take effect countrywide in April 2016.

Under the demerit point system, habitual traffic offenders will have their drivers licences suspended or revoked if they accumulate the maximum of 12 points.

Registrar of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) Japh Chuwe explained the implementation of the amended law and how the act will affect all road users.

Listen to the full conversation from The Redi Tlhabi Show:

It's not just a punitive system. It is meant to be an objective process of rehabilitating those infringers that have strayed on the wrong side of the law to become good road safety ambassadors.

Japh Chuwe, Registrar of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency

Chuwe explained that officials were pleased with the results of the Gauteng pilot points demerit system, which tested the efficacy of the system.

Aarto has seen many false starts since its promulgation in 1998. At first it was only implemented on a pilot basis in Johannesburg and Tshwane and previous efforts to roll it out countrywide were strongly opposed by, among others, the City of Cape Town.


This article first appeared on 702 : Demerit system for bad drivers kicks off in April 2016


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