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Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act, No. 46 of 1998 ("AARTO")

Long title


To promote road traffic quality by providing for a scheme to discourage road traffic contraventions, to facilitate the adjudication of road traffic infringements, to support the prosecution of offences in terms of the national and provincial laws relating to road traffic, and implement a points demerit system; to provide for the establishment of an Authority to administer the scheme; to provide for the establishment of a Board to represent the Authority; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

[...amended by Act 2019_004_022(a) and (e)_20190819]

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

CONTENTS OF ACT

CHAPTER I. INTERPRETATION OF ACT
1.  Definitions
2.  Objects of Act

CHAPTER II. ROAD TRAFFIC INFRINGEMENT AUTHORITY [...Title amended by Act 2019_004_022(a)_20190819 - was entitled "Chapter II. Road Traffic Infringement Agency"]
3.  Establishment of Authority [...Title amended by Act 2019_004_022(a)_20190819 - was entitled "Establishment of Agency"]
4.  Objects and functions of Authority [...Title amended by Act 2019_004_022(a)_20190819 - was entitled "Objects and functions of Authority""]
5.  Subcontracting
6.  Road Traffic Infringement Authority Board [...Title amended by Act 2019_004_022(a)_20190819 - was entitled "Road Traffic Infingement Agency Board"]
7.  Functions of Board [...Title amended by Act 2019_004_022(e)_20190819 - was entitled "Functions of board"]
8.  Appointment of registrar
9.  Appointment of deputy registrars
10.  Appointment of representations officers
11.  Administrative staff and remuneration
12.  ... [...repealed by Act 2019_004_004_20190819 - was entitled "Appointment of sheriffs"]
13.  Financing of Authority [...Title amended by Act 2019_004_022(a)_20190819 - was entitled "Financing of agency"]
14.  Bookkeeping, auditing and reporting
15.  Banking account
16.  Limitation of liability

CHAPTER III. ADJUDICATION PROCEDURE
17.  Infringement notice
18.  Representations
19.  Courtesy letter
19A.  Options [...inserted by Act 2002_072_011_20030220]
19B. Payments [...inserted by Act 2002_072_011_20030220]
20. Enforcement order
21.  ... [...repealed by Act 2019_004_012_20190819 - was entitled "Warrant"]
22.  ... [...repealed by Act 2019_004_013_20190819 - was entitled "Trial"]
23.  Simultaneous commission of offence and infringement

CHAPTER IV. POINTS DEMERIT SYSTEM
24.  Points demerit system
25.  Prohibition on driving or operating motor vehicle
26.  Notification
27.  Cancellation of driving licence, professional driving permit and operator card
28.  Reduction of demerit points
29. Categorisation of offences, infringements and demerit points
 CHAPTER IVA. APPEALS TRIBUNAL [...inserted by Act 2019_004_016_20190819]
29A. Establishment and constitution of Tribunal [...inserted by Act 2019_004_016_20190819]
29B. Functions of Tribunal [...inserted by Act 2019_004_016_20190819]
29C. Qualifications of members of Tribunal [...inserted by Act 2019_004_016_20190819]
29D. Conditions of appointment and terms of office of members [...inserted by Act 2019_004_016_20190819]
29E. Vacancies in Tribunal [...inserted by Act 2019_004_016_20190819]
29F. Deputy Chairperson of Tribunal [...inserted by Act 2019_004_016_20190819]
29G. Sittings of Tribunal [...inserted by Act 2019_004_016_20190819]
29H. Decisions of Tribunal [...inserted by Act 2019_004_016_20190819]
29I. Appeals and Reviews [...inserted by Act 2019_004_016_20190819]
29J. Administrative work of Tribunal [...inserted by Act 2019_004_016_20190819]

CHAPTER V. GENERAL MATTERS
30. Service of documents
31. Penalties
32. Apportionment of penalties and fees [...amended by Act 2019_004_019_20190819 - was entitled "Apportionment of penalties"]
33. Access to information
34. Regulations
35. Transitional provisions
36. Short title and commencement

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