Aarto Act ‘not geared for road safety, but revenue collection’

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Aarto Act ‘not geared for road safety, but revenue collection’

A roadblock along the N1 highway between Free State and Gauteng. Picture: Gallo Images

Both the AA and Outa have slammed the ‘bullying [of] those served with infringement notices or summonses to just pay up immediately and shut up’.

The draft regulations for the amended Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act are not “cast in stone”, the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) has said. The agency has welcomed the intense debate on the Aarto Act draft rules, including the outcry on the introduction of the alleged “double-dipping” in the form of the infringement penalty levy. Automobile Association (AA) spokesperson Layton Beard said “the R100 levy is totally new”. It is payable for every issued infringement notice. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has echoed the AA’s view that the regulations were more geared to revenue collection than...




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