Too late to fight Aarto bill, says Mbalula

Too late to fight Aarto bill, says Mbalula

19.8.2019

Too late to fight Aarto bill, says Mbalula

Civil society and the transport industry are said to have vowed to challenge the bill’s implementation at every level.

This is according to Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula."In 2018 alone 12,000 people lost their lives. Each death represented an average of R4.6-million to the economy. We can no longer continue in this trajectory.”Some critics have suggested the law is aimed at collecting revenue in e-toll fines and penalties.

Every infringement will accumulate demerit points, with a total of 12 resulting in the suspension of a license for a period of months.

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Mbalula hails unpopular Aarto Bill as a victory in the battle against road deathsThe law is controversial, but the minister says it's necessary and that citizens he have told about it are largely enthusiastic.

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Is the Aarto Bill a law for safe roads, or making money?SA's controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill and its stinging demerit system - signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa this week - is the beginning of stringent road laws.

Mbalula hails unpopular Aarto Bill as a victory in the battle against road deathsThe law is controversial, but the minister says it's necessary and that citizens he have told about it are largely enthusiastic.

Is the Aarto Bill a law for safe roads, or making money?SA's controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill and its stinging demerit system - signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa this week - is the beginning of stringent road laws.



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