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Aarto bill, car modifications: SA traffic law wrap

2017-09-09 11:57

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Cape Town - With the controversial Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences bill being the talk of the town, we take a look all stories related to traffic laws this week. 

What will the Arto bill mean? 

The Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi, has welcomed the passing of the Aarto Amendment Bill by the National Assembly. 

The minister said that the Act will provide "the assurance to all South Africans that their lives matter and that it is about increasing road safety."  

Also. The transport department says the bill is a direct result of "the untenable and unsustainable road safety challenge in South Africa".

The bill passed in the National Assembly on Tuesday (September 5) by 225 votes to 88, with zero abstentions.

What opposition parties think

Some opposition parties, including the Democratic Alliance, Congress of the People and Freedom Front Plus registered their dissatisfaction with the bill.

They argued, among other things, that the bill's good intentions had become a bureaucratic nightmare, and would become a box-ticking exercise that would be costly to run.

With that in mind, here is a wrap of all stories related to the Arto bill: 

1. New traffic laws for SA: Transport Minister Maswanganyi welcomes Aarto

Image: Fin24/Liesl Peyper

2. New driver demerit system: 6 things SA motorist should know

Imagae: Arrive Alive

3. New traffic laws for SA: 7 top Aarto questions answered

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4. Aarto bill a step closer to becoming law: What will this mean for SA motorists?

5. Car modifications: What the law says in SA

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6. 'Nothing will stop the carnage on our roads' Readers respond to Aarto bill

Image: Michelle de Witt


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