Parliament - The Chairperson of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Transport on Tuesday expressed concern over continued opposition to the Administrative and Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act, saying such opposition was "misinformed".
Committee chair Mosebenzi Zwane said in a statement he had noted objections and concerns by various interest groups, subsequent to the signing of the Aarto Act.
According to him, opposition to Aarto is misinformed, as detailed participatory processes were undertaken where concerns raised were given due consideration.
"Both Houses of Parliament undertook comprehensive and exhaustive participatory processes after the Bill was tabled. Similar processes were undertaken by the government. Stakeholders had ample opportunity to influence the processes," said Zwane.
The Aarto Act had recently been conceded to and signed by the President into law, thereby kick-starting, among other things, the demerit system for drivers. However, certain groups have threatened to take it for constitutional review.