Deadline of AARTO Amendment Bill extended


The public deadline for submissions on the Administration and Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Amendment Bill was extended to 31 August this year.

The chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport, Dikeledi Magadzi, says the AARTO Bill will have an impact on ordinary people’s lives and therefor it needs more time for public scrutiny.

She says consultation should also be done with as many stakeholders as possible.

The AARTO Amendment Bill proposes, among other things, that the delivery of notices should include electronic methods; that the national rollout of the programme will be in the next financial year, and the need for an infringement tribunal that will deal with offences.

The Bill also proposes the rehabilitation of road traffic offenders.

The Committee will welcome written submissions via Committee Secretary, Ms Valerie Carelse, on or 021 403 3272.

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