Limpopo Province is ready for the amended Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) regulations, this comes after agreements were made around eight sites ready to roll-out AARTO regulations.
The following municipalities have been identified as ready to implement the AARTO system, namely, Mogalakwena Local Municipality, Mokopane (Mokopane Prov & Zebediala Traffic Control Centre), Greater Tzaneen Municipality (Tzaneen, Ritavi & Naphuno Prov) Makhado Local Municipality, (Makhado, Dzanani & Mampakuil weighbridge) Greater Giyani Local Municipality, (Giyani Prov & Public Transport Unit) Elias Motswaledi Local Municipality, (Moutse Prov).
According to the acting Administrative Head, Ms Jane Mulaudzi, 309 operational officers are trained and eight (8) issuing authorities are going to be proclaimed on the 01st of October 2021. Mulaudzi says that the primary goal of the AARTO system is to improve road safety and that motorists must account for their behaviour therefore motorists are warned that the points demerit system is not meant to punish but to promote good behaviour by drivers.
Phase 1 of the AARTO provincial rollout Started on the 1st July 2021 till 30 September 2021 consisting of services at Polokwane Municipality that started operating virtually from July, meanwhile phase 2 will start from the 1st of October 2021 till 31st December 2021, phase 3 will start from 01 January 2022 till 30 June 2022 and phase 4 will start from 01 July 2022 till 01 July 2023 in 8 Local Municipalities.