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South Africa’s New Aarto Regulations

South Africa’s transport minister Fikile Mbalula has gazetted new information around South Africa’s administrative adjudication of road traffic offences (Aarto) regulations and the introduction of the country’s driver licence number. Read on to find out more about these changes.

Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has gazetted new information around South Africa’s administrative adjudication of road traffic offences (Aarto)

On the 9th of August, Fikile Mbalula, Minister of Transport, signed off on an amendment to Aarto regulations. These amendments are aimed at introducing a unified national strategy to administer and adjudicate South African motorist infractions. This unified plan will see all roads in the country regulated by the same rules and regulations.

The introduction of the country’s driver licensing agency, Aarto

Aarto is South Africa’s new driver licensing agency. It was established by the National Road Traffic Act 34 of 1996 to regulate the issuance and use of drivers’ licences.
In order to apply for a driver’s licence, you will need to find a registered Aarto agent who will check your identification, take photographs of you and conduct an eye examination. You will then be required to pay a fee that is dependent upon the category in which you want to be licensed before finally taking a driving test.
This article looks at how Aarto came about and offers information about the different categories of licences available in South Africa.

The Regulations will be published in South Africa’s official legislation website

South Africa’s Department of Transport introduced new regulations for the country’s drivers. The AARTO Regulations will be published in South Africa’s official legislation website, and it will regulate various issues related to driving offences. These include, but are not limited to, fines, penalties, and convictions for driving without a driver’s license.

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