The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA), in partnership with Northwestern University (NWU), hosted a Youth Engagement Campaign for Administrative Arbitration of Traffic Infringements (AARTO) from July 26 to August 2, 2022 .
On July 26, the RTIA visited the Mahikeng campus, on July 28 the Vanderbijlpark campus and finally the Potchefstroom campus on August 2.
According to RTIA’s Monde Mkalipi, the aim of this campaign was to create a platform for young people to express their views and concerns regarding the AARTO Act and to raise awareness of the importance of respecting road safety laws. .
“Each year we lose many young road users in road accidents, and we often witness and share the anguish and despair of those left behind. Young drivers pose a high risk on the roads, not just in South Africa but around the world, and that is why we want to raise their awareness of AARTO and create voluntary compliance with all road traffic laws” , he adds.
He says the RTIA wants to bring AARTO services closer to the road user community, helping them verify their AARTO violation status and providing advice on how to resolve those violations by choosing from the legislative options available.
“The AARTO Act aims to strengthen law enforcement in municipalities by introducing a standard, fair and just system of traffic violations,” Monde adds.