AARTO Road Traffic

01 January 2021 00:00

Course details

Duration:  2 weeks
Format   Self-paced, interactive tutorials & forum discussions with Alta Swanepoel
Requirements:  Internet access, speaker and headphones

This course is self-paced which means you can begin as soon as you are ready.  You will have a total of 2 weeks in which to complete all modules.  There are no fixed times for doing this - you may go through the material at any time that you choose.

Course overview

Clearly understanding the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act, 1998, before the planned rollout on 1 July 2021, is crucial. The impact and cost of driver disqualifications, penalties, suspensions and revocations could be tremendously detrimental to any entity, especially as our economy attempts to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

In this short course, respected road traffic and transport legislation expert and LexisNexis author Alta Swanepoel, clearly explains the AARTO Act, including the newly gazetted draft regulations, the administrative system, offences, infringements and demerit points.

Through an interactive online learning experience coupled with a forum discussion led by Alta, delegates will be brought up to speed on the administrative charging system for alleged infringers, as well as the Points Demerit System that aims to change the behaviour of road users to ensure compliance with road rules and create a safer road environment. Alta also explains the differences between the AARTO system that already applies in Tshwane and Johannesburg and the criminal procedure system that is currently in place in the rest of the country.

Who should attend

  • Anyone who owns a vehicle or a fleet of vehicles
  • Fleet Managers
  • Compliance Officers/Managers
  • HR Practitioners
  • Company Proxies
  • Small Business Owners
  • Managers of Government/SOE fleets
  • Municipal Managers in charge of municipal fleets

Course Includes

A downloadable comprehensive AARTO Information Manual is supplied at no additional cost. The manual includes the relevant legislation, AARTO forms, complete schedule of penalties, demerit points and discounts applicable to road traffic and transport infringements.

Course Outcomes

  • The general purpose of AARTO
  • The objectives of the Act
  • The relationship between the AARTO Act and road traffic and transport legislation
  • The role of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency/ (RTIA)
  • The role of traffic departments (Issuing Authorities)
  • The relationship between the Criminal Procedure System (CPA) and AARTO
  • The processes in the adjudication process of the AARTO Act
  • Representations on traffic infringements
  • Nominations of drivers responsible for infringements with company vehicles
  • Service of AARTO notices
  • The Demerit Point System
  • The effect of the system on vehicle owners, juristic persons who own vehicles and operators
  • Duties in relation to drivers and operators
  • The risks involved in non-compliance with procedures and nomination of drivers to companies

Certificate of Completion

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a LexisNexis Certificate of Completion

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