Demerit system to be implemented from April 2016

28 September 2015 | Department of Transport


Companies and organisations concerned about road safety have rallied behind the demerit system, which the National Department of Transport launched during a road show in Durban on Monday.

The system is to be implemented across the country’s roads from April 2016 to enforce traffic laws, and could lead to repeat road offenders having their driving licences suspended or even cancelled.

If drivers accumulate more than 12 demerit points they could be suspended from driving for up to six months.

Road Traffic Infringement Agency Chief Operations Officer Thabo Tsholetsane said licences would be cancelled after they had been suspended three times, and offenders would have to go for training before being allowed to drive again.

The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Willies Mchunu thanked the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) for embarking upon a programme of changing attitudes and behavior of road users through the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act. The MEC is pictured here signing the RTIA declaration while Ethekwini Municipality Speaker Cllr. Loggie Naidoo and RTIA COO Thabo Tsholetsane look on.

“It should be noted that the Agency is one of the key significant Roads Entities established by the Department of Transport. It is tasked with the responsibility of enforcing road traffic laws and inculcating a new habit of compliance; thus putting us in a position to realize safer roads. Today we are witnessing the AARTO Provincial Road Show being held in our Province. This is a clear sign that as a Province we need partners such as the RTIA to help reduce the carnage on our roads”, said Mchunu.

The Automobile Association said it was 100 percent behind the new system as it would ensure that offenders felt the heat for their actions.

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