To AARTO or not to AARTO
For the last three years OUTA warned that the AARTO Amendment Act is not a magic wand, but a rather problematic act and a driver demerit system that will severely affect the Constitutional rights of road users.
According to Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula, AARTO would come into effect on 1 July countrywide. We say it can’t, because the legal start date for AARTO has not yet been gazetted. And that’s not the only reason why OUTA is busy preparing to challenge AARTO in court in October. Read more here.