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AARTO has traffic authories panicked

The City of Cape Town said on Sunday it would not be forced to implement AARTO.The controversial...

City of Cape Town Councillor, JP Smith. Picture: Janine Willemans/Eyewitness News

He added they did not need to implement the legislation but would do so prematurely if they were forced to do so.

“The pilot project in Johannesburg has been fought with serious problems and has not worked at all. The system simply isn’t ready to be implemented. I think just about everybody acknowledges that,” said the city’s JP Smith.

They were also worried that if it was implemented during the World Cup period, it would cripple effective law enforcement.

Traffic authorities from across the country have raised concerns the AARTO legislation was not functioning properly in areas where it was piloted.

The controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offenses Act is expected to come to effect on 1 July.

The City of Cape Town said on Sunday it would not be forced to implement AARTO.