De­mer­its for bad driv­ers some way off

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

THE AARTO de­merit points sys­tem may start in April but only if Aarto has been im­ple­mented coun­try­wide, en­quiries re­vealed yes­ter­day.

The Aar­tosa.co.za web­site states: “The de­merit points sys­tem will not be in place dur­ing the pi­lot phases in Tsh­wane and Jo­han­nes­burg. No de­merit points will be al­lo­cated to in­fringers.”

A Road Traf­fic Man­age­ment Cor­po­ra­tion of­fi­cial said the pi­lot phases were fin­ished, but this did not mean the de­merit points sys­tem was in place.

“We are still busy test­ing the sys­tem.” Cur­rently, mo­torists re­ceiv­ing traf­fic fines see de­merit points against their names on the fine, but the points sys­tem has not been put into ac­tion yet.

He said de­mer­its would not be in ef­fect un­til the sys­tem had been im­ple­mented coun­try­wide. – Sapa

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