Court ruling on Aarto traffic fine saga explained

The Registrar for the Road Traffic Infringement Agency, Japh Chuwe, says the ruling by Judge Bill Prinsloo was based on a review of the application in terms of the representation outcomes of 639 infringement notices that were issued for the period between 2008 and 2013.

The court found that the RTIA failed to dispatch traffic fines according to the regulations of the Aarto Act.

Chuwe says those who would like to dispute the notices received between 2008 and 2013 can now do so.

The judgment was about the validity of those representations that were made.

Japh Chuwe, Registrar of the Road Traffic Infringement Agency

Chuwe has acknowledged challenges faced which includes the poor service by South African Post Office in delivering notices.

Correspondence was sent to Joburg municipality notifying it of law breaking when sending notices through normal mail instead of registered mail as required, he says.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Court ruling on Aarto traffic fine saga explained


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