Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Bill [B 38-2015]

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Transport

The Portfolio Committee on Transport invites you to submit written comments on the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Bill [B 38-2015].

The Bill seeks to amend the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act, 1998, so as to:
▪ substitute and insert certain definitions;
▪ simplify the manner of service of documents;
▪ provide for financing of the Authority;
▪ provide for the apportionment of penalties;
▪ effect textual corrections.

Comments can be emailed to Valerie Carelse at vcarelse@parliament.gov.za by no later than Wednesday, 31 August 2016.

Please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation to the Committee.

Enquiries can be directed to Valerie Carelse on tel (021) 403 3272 or cell 083 709 8445

Issued by Ms DP Magadzi, MP, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Transport.

Background
The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act, 1998 (Act No. 46 of 1998) (the Act), seeks to promote road traffic quality by providing for a scheme that discourages road traffic contraventions and facilitate the efficient adjudication of road traffic infringements. The Act has been in operation on a pilot phase in the jurisdictional areas of Tshwane and Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipalities, where some challenges and inefficiencies have been identified. The said challenges need to be addressed before the national roll-out. We also note that there has been an attempt to roll out the implementation of the Act to the jurisdictional area of the City of Cape Town, and that this was successfully challenged by the City of Cape Town in City of Cape Town v South African National Roads Agency Ltd and Others (6165/2012) [2015] ZAWCHC 135. The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Bill (the Bill) seeks to amend the Act in order to achieve efficiency and financial sustainability of issuing authorities as well as the Road Traffic Infringement Agency which the Bill seeks to rename to the Road Traffic Infringement Authority (the Authority). The amendments identified in the Bill will assist the Authority as well as the issuing authorities to be financially stable in order to proceed with proper implementation.