Millions of Gauteng traffic fines scrapped

The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that millions of traffic fines issued since 2008 must be scrapped, reported The Citizen.

According to a ruling on Friday, all fines issued since 2008 that did not comply with the conditions outlined in the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act must be cancelled.

The court ruled in favour of Fines4U, which represented Audi Johannesburg against the Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA).

Fines4U owner Cornelia van Niekerk said this ruling could affect a large percentage of the millions of fines issued over the past six years.

The Johannesburg Metro Police issued 5.3 million traffic fines from 2015 to 2016, and the Tshwane Metro Police issued 1.1 million in the same period.

The court found that the RTIA did not comply with the prescribed notification periods detailed in the AARTO Act, nullifying many traffic fines issued since the act’s implementation.

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Millions of Gauteng traffic fines scrapped