Aarto launch date unclear

The Transport Department on Wednesday said that the minister has not yet officially announced a date for...

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The Transport Department on Wednesday said that the minister has not yet officially announced a date for the implementation of the points demerit system.

According to the Justice Project's Howard Dembovsky, the new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act is expected to be rolled out in April.

"The actual CEO of the RTMC (Road Traffic Management Corporation) has announced in the past that the points demerit system will be in place by the 1 April," he said. "There's confusion that is being created around Aarto...by the Department of Transport."

But the department's Logan Maistry said there were a number of outstanding issues that still needed to be resolved.

"The minister will in due course announce the roll-out date, once the minister is fully satisfied that the national roll-out of Aarto may proceed," he said.