An email has been going around claiming that the point system has been implemented in South Africa. This is not true. I have received about ten copies of this email and I think it's just fair that we all have the facts. Below is an article that proves differently.
MEDIA STATEMENT: AARTO DEVELOPMENTS [6 July 2009]
During his address at the National Assembly on 3 July 2009 the Minister of Transport committed to the implementation of the AARTO (Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences) throughout the country in 2010. The AARTO seeks to effect an efficient road traffic management environment in the country.
The objective of the AARTO is to enhance road safety and instill the culture of compliance with road traffic safety legislation. To ensure compliance, the introduction of the points-demerit system will be implemented as part of the national roll out in 2010.
The purpose of the pilot project both in Tshwane and
The demerit point system may lead to the suspension and ultimately to the cancellation of the driving license.
The best source of information is the website of AARTO at www.aarto.co.za
For demerit points visit the AARTO Chargebook at http://www.aarto.co.za/public/downloads/027_AARTO-Chargebook-July-2008-Part3.pdf