THE Democratic Alliance (DA) has accused the government of gazetting amendments to the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act in such a way that the public would not have time to object.The amendments were published during the festive season and the deadline for comment was on Wednesday.The DA said on Wednesday the period allowed for comment demonstrated that "the Department of Transport has little regard for democratic processes and real public participation".The DA submitted its objections to the amendments on Wednesday‚ and will ask Transport Minister Dipuo Peters to extend the comment deadline.If passed‚ the amendments will allow outstanding e-toll bills to be included in the traffic fine process and allow for notices to be served via post‚ e-mail or cellphone text message."Increased revenue with little regard for actually improving road safety appears to be the (department’s) goal‚" the DA said."These amendments are being pushed through as a consequenc...

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