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    AARTO becomes law

    In a week that witnessed a land mark decision for road safety in the country, the President assented the AARTO Amendment Bill, which now becomes the new AARTO Act. The Ministry, Department, RTIA and roads entities including road safety stakeholders are excited about the approval of the AARTO Act.

    The Minister and Transport fraternity will commemorate this milestone on 18 August 2019 by holding a multi-disciplinary road safety operation to communicate with the country the vision of the legislation, education of the road users and stakeholders on the AARTO process and how AARTO will rollout nationally. The AARTO Act underpins the 365 road safety programme with emphasis on public education and awareness to influence road user behaviour towards compliance with all road traffic laws.

    Minister Mbalula reaffirms, ‘During the Transport Department’s Budget Vote Speech, this administration made a promise to road users, that is the spirit of Khawuleza, we will expedite service delivery and deal decisively with lawlessness on the roads, in a bid to drastically reduce road fatalities. The signing into law of the AARTO Amendment Bill has brought that promise to fruition.’

    As the country discerns the approval of the AARTO Amendment Bill, national rollout plans under the leadership of the Minister are afoot and the citizens of our country will be kept abreast of developments as the programme unfolds. The Minister through the AARTO programme has made a commitment to arresting the carnage on our roads and committed to re-imagine our approach to road safety and making sure our people arrive alive when using our roads.

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