Demerits for bad drivers some way off
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