What you should know about new traffic fine rules kicking in on 1 July

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New traffic fine rules kick in on 1 July — what you should know

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act will be implemented in five phases, each lasting around three months, starting on 1 July 2021.

Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) spokesperson Monde Mkalipi has told MyBroadband that from next month the agency will begin laying the groundwork for the national rollout of Aarto.

However, the details of the plan will be communicated at a later date, he said.

Mkalipi’s comments follow complaints from institutions like the AA, which have said there are still too many unanswered questions surrounding the implementation of South Africa’s new driving infringement system.
 

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Im lost by those demerit points..

So there's only points for going over just 10kmph over 120kmph or more than 40kmph over a slower limit???

Most of my fines have been for small amounts in 80 roads in tourist spots (which should not be 80 :))

So, would that be no demerit?
 

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The usual dumbness of "let's penalize those who speed until they have no points left and their license is suspended"

Meanwhile the Taxi drivers with 9999 offenses will merely drive around speeding in their unsafe taxis WITH suspended licenses. Its just stupid laws targeted at the wrong people as usual.
 

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Also note that if someone clones your number plate you can loose your license with ever breaking the law yourself.
 

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lol, the demerit system, lol. how many decades has this been "imminent" for now? 2.5? 3? lol lol lol, wake me up 10 years from now when they plan to implement this ... again
 

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Im lost by those demerit points..

So there's only points for going over just 10kmph over 120kmph or more than 40kmph over a slower limit???

Most of my fines have been for small amounts in 80 roads in tourist spots (which should not be 80 :))

So, would that be no demerit?
Honestly my biggest question. They don't specify it but going through this trash on the website with 2,659 entries with a pepega function and no categories.
 
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Something that boggles the mind is that multitude of things can be continiously implemented, but the country goes backwards, now after 30 years is there not anyone that would call out a HALT and a RETHINK, I mean how many time can one bump your head-? Simplicity has more value than gold.
 

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Also like, why do half of these regulations seem stupid and not even thought out in the slightest.


Reg. 35(6)(b)
Vehicle with licence numbers which were in any way obscured or had become illegible

Fine is R2000 (deductable to R1000) and shows that no points will be deducted? So you could just cover your plate, zoom around and unless an actual cop pulls you over, you would just have to pay the R1000, and move on with your life because of no point deduction? vs having a plate, getting caught and losing a ton of made-up points?

edit: Found the search function!

Somebody help me understand this. I assume it's up to the officer or whoever issues the tickets to deduct however many of these made-up points they want.
 
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Im lost by those demerit points..

So there's only points for going over just 10kmph over 120kmph or more than 40kmph over a slower limit???

Most of my fines have been for small amounts in 80 roads in tourist spots (which should not be 80 :))

So, would that be no demerit?
Found it all. Look at code charge: 8300 - 8318 has it all there and it's basically a sliding scale. Everything over like 71km/h in a 60km/h is one point and scales upwards.

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Just get the flippy tail tidy for your superbike....hypothetically.....
 

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Speeding is a victimless crime, yet incurs the most points, while actually dangerous driving like ignoring traffic lights and road markings is penalised lightly (ie: being on the wrong side of the road and causing accidents).
 
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