A cautionary warning to all South African motorist as of 1 July 2021 the new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (“AARTO”) demerit system for road traffic infringements will come into effect.
Here is what you need to know about the new system:
- Every driver will start with 0 demerits points on their licence.
- If a driver accumulates 12 demerits points their drivers’ licence it will be suspended for 3 months.
- A driving licence can only be suspended twice after which it will be cancelled.
- Here is list of violations and there respective fines and demerit points:
|Vehicle not registered||R1 000||3|
|Vehicle not licensed||R1 000||3|
|Vehicle with no number plates||Court||6|
|Vehicle with only one number plate||R500||2|
|Driver not licensed||R1 250||4|
|Drivers licence not in vehicle||R500||1|
|Disobeying stop sign or robot||R750||2|
|Exceeding speed limit 11 – 15 km/h||R250||0|
|Exceeding speed limit 16 – 20 km/h||R500||1|
|Exceeding speed limit 21 – 25 km/h||R750||2|
|Exceeding speed limit >40 km/h||Court||6|
|Failing to keep to the left||R1 000||3|
|Failing to use indicators||R500||1|
|Failing to stop at an accident||Court||6|
|Driving under the influence||Court||6|
|Furnishing false information||Court||6|