North-West University: NWU hosts AARTO Youth Engagement and Know your Traffic Fine Status campaign

The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) in partnership with the North-West University (NWU) hosted an Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Youth Engagement campaign from 26 July to 2 August 2022.

On 26 July the RTIA visited the Mahikeng Campus, on 28 July the Vanderbijlpark Campus, and finally the Potchefstroom Campus on 2 August.

According to Monde Mkalipi from the RTIA, the purpose of this campaign was to create a platform for young people to express their views and concerns regarding the AARTO Act and to make them aware of the importance of abiding to road safety laws.

“Every year we lose many young road users in traffic 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 only in South Africa but across the world, and that is why we want to make them aware of AARTO and create voluntary compliance to all road traffic laws,” he adds.

He says the RTIA wants to bring AARTO services closer to the road user community, by assisting them with checking their AARTO infringement status and to provide advice on how to resolve these infringements by selecting from the available legislative options.

“The AARTO Act is aimed at enhancing law enforcement in municipalities by introducing a standard, equitable and fair traffic contravention system,” Monde adds.