To make roads safe by:
- Establishing a procedure for the effective and expeditious adjudication of infringements;
- Alleviating the burden on the courts of trying offenders for infringements;
- Penalizing drivers and operators who are guilty of infringements or offences through the imposition of demerit points leading to the suspension and cancellation of driving licences, professional driving permits or operator cards; and
- rewarding law-abiding behaviour by reducing demerit points if infringements or offences are not committed over a specific period
In a nutshell, AARTO is being introduced to improve law abiding and safer driving behaviour in order to reduce road accidents.