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  • Passing of the AARTO Amendment Bill

    The Minister of Transport, Dr Blade Nzimande, welcomes the progressive move by the Portfolio Committee on Transport to accept the final amendments on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Bill.

    The Bill will now go to the National Assembly for concurrence and will then be ready to be signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

    South Africa is a signatory to the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety, 2011 to 2020 and expected to reduce road carnages by 50%.

    “As a country, we are experiencing an average of just under 14 000 deaths per annum, which equates to about 38 people every single day, who lose their lives on our roads,” said Minister Nzimande.

    The implementation of AARTO is amongst the critical interventions to reduce these fatalities and save lives on our roads.

    “Through AARTO, we are putting in place an effective, efficient and streamlined system that will take routine traffic offences out of the over-stretched court system and create incentives that increases compliance to road traffic laws, said Minister Nzimande.

    For the full media statement go to "Media Statements".

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