Aarto Bill: Is the ANC just looking to top up its piggy bank?

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The Automobile Association in South Africa believes that, in its current form, the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill is cause for concern. The AA believes the Bill is slanted more towards revenue collection – money for the government – than on improving road safety through the threat of serious…

Comment: The killer culture of disobeying road laws

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa –┬áThree teenagers were killed and another seriously injured in kwaZulu-Natal when a taxi driver ran a red light and mowed them down as they crossed the road. The local people reported that taxis were often driven recklessly in the area; unfortunately that’s true in many parts of South Africa – a national…

Here’s a lesson for South Africa about criminal road users

LONDON, England – British Road-safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist has asked courts across Britain to get tough on drivers and riders who accumulate 12 penalty points on their licences. The call came as a further example emerged of a driver who successfully invoked the ”exceptional hardship” excuse to persuade magistrates that he should…

Traffic fines: You’ll be deemed guilty – no recourse to a court allowed

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Vehicle owners in South Africa could soon be forced to pay traffic fines and even see their driving licence tagged or revoked WITHOUT ANY RECOURSE TO A COURT but simply on the ”evidence” of (possibly deficient or irregularly set up) speed-trapping equipment. Or possibly corrupt traffic officers – both local…