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Little known ramifications of paying an admission of guilt fine
Little known ramifications of paying an admission of guilt fineArticle

The relatively simple act of paying an admission of guilt fine is often understandably perceived as a quick and easy way to extricate oneself from trouble with the law...

Jerome Levitz 26 Mar 2021

Licence renewals can be blocked if e-toll bills are not paid - report
Licence renewals can be blocked if e-toll bills are not paid - reportArticle

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has warned that licence discs renewals can now be withheld from drivers who have not paid their e-toll bills...

8 Mar 2021

Why Aarto's enforcement spells good news for vehicle insurance policyholders
Why Aarto's enforcement spells good news for vehicle insurance policyholdersArticle

With South Africa suffering, on average, over 13,000 deaths a year from motor accidents it is very clear that something needs to be done. Better enforcement should lead to fewer accidents and road deaths...

4 Mar 2021

Alleged maladministration at Road Traffic Infringement Agency could delay demerit system
Alleged maladministration at Road Traffic Infringement Agency could delay demerit systemArticle

The controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act, which was due to come into effect as of 1 July 2021, might be delayed due to the start of a forensic investigation into alleged maladministration at the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA)...

Gero Lilleike 9 Feb 2021

Get to grips with AARTO with an online course from expert
Get to grips with AARTO with an online course from expertArticle

Alta Swanepoel has developed an online training course to assist company representatives and individuals understand the impact of the AARTO legislation...

Issued by LexisNexis 11 Nov 2020

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AARTO road safety policies a growing concern for RFAArticle

The Road Freight Association (RFA) continues to advocate for a proper focused, resourced and proactive road traffic policing strategy...

16 Sep 2020

How the AARTO Act will impact employers
How the AARTO Act will impact employersArticle

South Africa experiences an alarmingly high amount of road accidents (and consequential fatalities and injuries) annually which has the effect of costing the country billions in rands every year...

Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Kalene Watson, Shane Johnson 17 Feb 2020

The legal importance of telematics
The legal importance of telematicsArticle

There has been much furore around the soon to be implemented Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) bill with much resistance to this implementation...

17 Feb 2020

FAQ about AARTO
FAQ about AARTOArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently signed a proclamation that declared that AARTO will be functioning and in place by June 2020...

30 Oct 2019

The impact of AARTO on HR
The impact of AARTO on HRArticle

Last week, the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act was lambasted in the media, being dubbed as a 'money-making' scheme. While public recommendations to change the regulations are coming in, this is an opportune time to discuss what impact the AARTO Act will have on your business...

25 Oct 2019

Are your HR policies ready for 2020?
Are your HR policies ready for 2020?Article

It is good practice for employers to review and audit their human resources and labour relations policies and practices annually. This is especially true when there are amendments to labour laws as well as when significant case law that has passed through from the Courts...

7 Oct 2019

AARTO for the owner vs. driver
AARTO for the owner vs. driverArticle

When AARTO comes into effect, considerable changes are in store for both drivers of company vehicles and the fleet operators...

3 Oct 2019

President to launch Transport Month
President to launch Transport MonthArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Saturday officially launch the October Transport Month campaign and the revamped Arrive Alive programme, as approved by Cabinet...

1 Oct 2019

New AARTO bill and its impact on motorist insurance premiums
New AARTO bill and its impact on motorist insurance premiumsArticle

The bill, which will result in the setting up of a demerit system for drivers, is expected to fundamentally change driving in the country by having licensed drivers lose points for traffic offences, which may result in the loss of a driving license...

26 Aug 2019

Aarto to help reduce road deaths
Aarto to help reduce road deathsArticle

The signing of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Amendment Bill into law will assist the country to curb the high number of road fatalities...

20 Aug 2019

All set for annual SABOA Conference
All set for annual SABOA ConferenceArticle

The Southern African Bus Operators Association (SABOA) is hosting its annual conference from 31 July to 1 August 2019...

19 Jul 2019

AARTO Bill ready to be signed by the President
AARTO Bill ready to be signed by the PresidentArticle

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (AARTO) Amendment Bill has been passed by Parliament and is now ready to be signed into law by the President...

9 Apr 2019

National Assembly, NCOP pass raft of bills
National Assembly, NCOP pass raft of billsArticle

The National Assembly and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Tuesday passed several Bills at their plenary sittings as Parliament begins to wind down for 2018...

28 Nov 2018

Be in the driving seat of your fleet security
Be in the driving seat of your fleet securityArticle

The transport sector plays a key role in GDP contribution in the local and global environments and is one of the key contributors to South Africa's economy...

24 Oct 2018

Transport legislation author urges transport companies to prepare for AARTO
Transport legislation author urges transport companies to prepare for AARTOArticle

October is Transport Month - a fitting time to prepare for updates to legislation that will impact the lives of all drivers and transport company owners and operators...

Issued by LexisNexis 23 Oct 2018

Traffic Department wants to send fines via Facebook
Traffic Department wants to send fines via FacebookArticle

The AARTO Amendment Bill is currently before the NCOP for final approval. Infringement Notices may go straight to social media...

Jason Snyman 6 Mar 2018

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Motorists switch to digital driving licences in OctoberArticle

Kenyan motorists will later this month switch to digital driving licences, but will be spared instant fines that come with the smart card due to a pending court case...

James Kariuki 6 Oct 2017

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Driver demerit system soon to be lawArticle

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Bill of 1998 is in the process of being amended...

Melissa Cohen 12 Sep 2017

Goodwood gets new Municipal Court
Goodwood gets new Municipal CourtArticle

The Goodwood Municipal Court, having been demolished last year as part of the precinct upgrade, was reopened officially on 18 August 2017...

21 Aug 2017

You may soon be sentenced to rehab for bad driving
You may soon be sentenced to rehab for bad drivingArticle

Parliament has heard about a proposed rehabilitation programme to be launched at the same time as the new demerit system...

Sherryn de Vos 19 Apr 2017

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Road death figures faulty, say criticsArticle

While the government says its road safety strategies are having an impact on road deaths, critics say the human and economic toll is far higher than reported...

Karl Gernetzky 6 Dec 2016

Road accidents costing SA's economy
Road accidents costing SA's economyArticle

Road accidents are costing South Africa's economy R142.95 billion, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. This was according to a 2016 study...

23 Nov 2016

Traffic fines system problematic - cities
Traffic fines system problematic - citiesArticle

The cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane no longer want to be test cases...

Khulekani Magubane 15 Nov 2016

Road engineers urged to design safe roads
Road engineers urged to design safe roadsArticle

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has called on road engineers to design safe roads, as the state of the country's road surface continues to pose a challenge...

7 Oct 2016

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Taxi businesses could be harmed by demerit system - SA TaxiArticle

Taxi business financier SA Taxi says the proposed implementation of a point demerit system for South African drivers could bring small taxi businesses to a grinding halt...

8 Sep 2016

E-tolls not going anywhere
E-tolls not going anywhereArticle

The electronic toll collection (e-tolling) on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project is not going anywhere. This is the message from Transport Minister Dipuo Peters...

12 May 2016

Sanral has new e-toll tactics
Sanral has new e-toll tacticsArticle

Selling your car to an individual or a dealer is going to be harder as a new process that will enable the buyer to know if the vehicle has outstanding e-tolls is being developed...

25 Feb 2016

Why is Govt 'silent' on SA holiday road deaths?
Why is Govt 'silent' on SA holiday road deaths?Article

Earlier in December 2015, Wheels24 reported that the number of fatalities on South African roads during the 2015/16 holiday season surpassed 500...

Sergio Davids, Wheels24 4 Jan 2016

Outa: Gazette aims to fine E-Toll users
Outa: Gazette aims to fine E-Toll usersArticle

A Department of Transport Gazette published in December could be an attempt by government to fine motorists who are boycotting the e-toll system...

28 Dec 2015

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Nine traffic offences you will get arrested for this festive seasonArticle

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has warned motorists they will be arrested on the spot for several traffic offences this festive season...

Lizeka Tandwa 23 Dec 2015

SA has most drunk-driving related deaths in the world
SA has most drunk-driving related deaths in the worldArticle

The latest Global Status Report on Road Safety for 2015 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) reveals that South Africa has more drunk-driving related deaths than anywhere else in the world...

2 Dec 2015

Expunging criminal records will assist job seekers
Expunging criminal records will assist job seekersArticle

In recognition of the need for job seekers to have a clean record to apply for work, changes to sections 2 and 3 of the Criminal Procedure Amendment Act were made in 2009...

31 Jul 2015

Know the traffic fine rules with MiWay's free e-book
Know the traffic fine rules with MiWay's free e-bookArticle

Do you know your rights? Do you know the rules and obligations applicable to you and the officer when a Metro police officer pulls you over?

29 Jul 2015

JMPD lauded for 'doing the right thing'
JMPD lauded for 'doing the right thing'Article

At a press conference jointly hosted by the Justice Project SA (JPSA) and the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD), it was announced that the JMPD has taken the decision to programmatically cancel all of the unpaid illegal Aarto infringement notices it issued in violation of the prescripts of Section 30(1) of the Aarto Act...

7 May 2015

Roads bill would cut need for legal assistance
Roads bill would cut need for legal assistanceArticle

Actuaries in the Department of Transport are looking into four aspects of the Road Accident Benefit Schemes Bill, which were flagged as problematic at public consultations...

Linda Ensor 5 Mar 2015

NICRO launches hotline to reduce drunk driving
NICRO launches hotline to reduce drunk drivingArticle

Individuals arrested for road traffic offences are now able to access the National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) support and services via a 24-hour hotline...

20 Nov 2014

Demerit system for drivers edges closer
Demerit system for drivers edges closerArticle

The long-awaited rollout of the points demerit system to manage traffic infringements is edging closer with only a few hurdles still to be overcome...

14 Nov 2014

Billions to be spent on railway commuter network
Billions to be spent on railway commuter networkArticle

The Department of Transport will, over the next three years, invest billions of rands in the country's transport infrastructure in a bid to reduce road deaths.

13 Aug 2014

Cyber-attacks caused e-toll billing problems claims Peters
Cyber-attacks caused e-toll billing problems claims PetersArticle

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has accused "some media houses" and other unknown people of conducting deliberate cyber-attacks on the website of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) which is responsible for the hugely unpopular electronic tolls in Gauteng.

Linda Ensor 24 Jul 2014

Consider psychological solutions for traffic offences
Consider psychological solutions for traffic offencesArticle

South Africa is currently implementing a traffic regulation scheme called Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO).

Kaelin Govinden 22 Jul 2014

More time to pay but e-toll resistance remains high
More time to pay but e-toll resistance remains highArticle

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters announced a further extension of the e-toll payment period for Gauteng motorists.

Linda Ensor 17 Jul 2014

People who fail to pay e-tolls must 'suffer the consequences'
People who fail to pay e-tolls must 'suffer the consequences'Article

People who fail to pay e-tolls will be breaking the law and will have to suffer the consequences‚ the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) insists in its continuing spat with the Justice Project South Africa.

Linda Ensor 24 Dec 2013

Peters commits to building reliable, safe transport
Peters commits to building reliable, safe transportArticle

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has officially launched this year's Transport Month, where she highlighted Government's on-going interventions to curb road carnage and the progress made in providing an efficient and reliable public transport system.

2 Oct 2013

Media reports on draft AARTO amendment bill misleading - RTIAArticle

PRETORIA: The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) has said that media reports that do not fully capture the processes proposed to address and enhance efficiencies in the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act are baseless.

3 Jul 2013

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