The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment (Aarto) Bill is a long way from being ready for implementation, Business Unity SA (Busa) has told Parliament. Marc Corcoran, who made a submission to the portfolio committee on transport on Thursday, said it was Busa’s considered view that the bill would not improve road traffic safety. He said the bill’s proposed demerit system and other reforms would relegate traffic law violations from offences to mere financial transactions to feed the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA). "Turning an offence into a mere financial transaction is not correct. A lot more work needs to be done before this house can adopt the bill," said Corcoran. Organised business including Busa and car rental associations, have raised a number of objections against the bill in their submissions to the committee. The National Taxi Association said in its submission to the committee it was concerned about the lack of safeguards for taxi owners fa...

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