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  • RTIA Objectives

    The objectives of the agency are, despite the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977):

    (a) to administer a procedure to discourage the contravention of road traffic laws and to support the adjudication of infringements;
    (b) to enforce penalties imposed against persons contravening road traffic laws;
    (c) to provide specialised prosecution support services; and
    (d) to undertake community education and community awareness programmes in order to ensure that individuals understand their rights and options.

    The agency performs its functions in terms of subsection (1)(a) of the AARTO Act by:

    (a) receiving notices from any issuing authority if an infringer has failed to comply with an infringement notice;
    (b) considering representations from an infringer with regard to an infringement notice relating to a minor infringement;
    (c) issuing a courtesy letter to an infringer who has failed to comply with an infringement notice;
    (d) issuing an enforcement order against an infringer who has failed to comply with the requirements of a notification or a courtesy letter, or who has failed to appear in court;
    (e)issuing a warrant against an infringer who has failed to comply with an enforcement order;
    (f)revoking an enforcement order; and
    (g) updating the national contraventions register in the prescribed manner.



    Latest News

    AARTO Amendment Bill - Public Hearings

    The Public Hearings on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Bill [B 38B–2015] (NCOP) of the above-mentioned Standing Committee will take place as follows: 27 February 2018: Western Cape Legislature - Mossel Bay 28 February 2018: Free State Legislature - Welkom - Western Cape Legislature - Hermanus 1 March 2018: Free State Legislature - Sasolburg - Western Cape Legislature - Clanwilliam 9 March 2018: Free State Legislature - Qwa-Qwa

    AARTO Awareness to Improve Road Safety in SA

    The RTIA will conduct "Know Your Traffic Fine Status" campaigns countrywide to reach out to motorists to encourage them to check their traffic fines. The team of RTIA officials in the AARTO mobile office will also provide information to road users to enable them to elect from AARTO options to resolve their traffic fines.

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