AARTO Traffic Fines System implemented from 1 July 2024

The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) system, which streamlines traffic offences and introduces a demerit points system that could lead to suspended or cancelled licenses, is expected to be rolled out across South Africa from 1 July 2024.

A Constitutional Court challenge was raised to declare the AARTO legislation unconstitutional and invalid. However, the Constitutional Court disagreed, paving the way for the rollout of the AARTO.

“In a unanimous judgment written by me, the Constitutional Court has upheld the contentions advanced by the minister of transport, the Road Traffic Infringement Agency [RTIA] and the Road Traffic Management Corporation,” said Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

The Road Traffic Management Corporation has noted that Traffic officers will be clamping down on outstanding traffic fines and other infringements.

In most cases, you may not even realise that you have a fine. Therefore, it is vital that you check for any fines listed under your name as an overdue fine, whether yours or not, could result in a warrant for your arrest.

Finding out about a warrant when you’re already on the road, and while the police are slapping the cuffs on you, would be an unfortunate and abrupt end to your trip.

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Should a fine show up on the system, you can ignore, dispute or pay (you can receive up to 50% off the fine if paid in time).

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