The controversial demerit system is one step closer to being implemented as law after the National Assembly passed the bill this week. After the consultation process‚ the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Amendment Bill was passed in Parliament earlier in the week‚ with only the endorsement of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and President Jacob Zuma’s signature needed for it to become law. Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) spokesperson Monde Mkalipi said before it could become law, it needed to pass through the second house of Parliament. "The NCOP will open another consultative process for all stakeholders to raise their opinions and make contributions to the Aarto Amendment Bill‚" he said. "The RTIA would like to encourage all stakeholders‚ including Justice Project SA to make use of the consultative window periods opened in the law-making process of Parliament. The RTIA hopes all stakeholders will be able to arrive at consensus on this cr...

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