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Triple fine values and illegal AARTO 03 notices.
Since the end of the "pilot phase" of AARTO shockingly high amounts on fines issued to juristic persons (companies and the like) have been going out from the JMPD. Despite being the only other Metro to be implementing AARTO, Tshwane (Pretoria) apparently has not followed suit, leaving this firmly in Johannesburg's hands.
But then to add to this, AARTO notices which should be served via registered post have also been going out via standard surface mail. This is completely contrary to the Act and invalidates all notices that have gone out like this.
You can gain relief by visiting www.aartofacts.co.za where JPSA deals with this matter. You can also read the media release here or listen to the podcast from the 702/Cape Talk Midday Report with Chris Gibbons here. It is the second item, after the Glen Agliotti story.
RTMC commissions survey on AARTO Awareness.
The RTMC has commissioned a survey on the public awareness of AARTO. Please take a little time and complete their survey and let them know exactly what you think or know about AARTO. You can do it anonymously or name yourself. It is up to you.
JPSA urges you to please take a few minutes to do so. You can just close the window that their site ends up on when you finish to return to this site.
These aren't even greed fines - they are stupid fines!
AARTO Under the Spotlight
AARTO is in full force (excluding the points for now) in Johannesburg and Tshwane now and is due to be rolled out to Cape Town, Durban, Ekurhuleni and other municipalities on 1 July 2010.
JPSA has worked with Carte Blanche Consumer on a short insert on AARTO and how it encourages corruption. This came after JPSA trying everything to get the likes of the RTMC to see reason on this and work with us to implement solutions that would tackle this evil called corruption.
Instead of welcoming our initiatives, the RTMC labeled JPSA (in the words of Collins Letsoalo) as "trouble makers". Too bad - so sad.
If you missed or were unable to watch Carte Blanche Consumer on 20 May 2010, you can watch it online now at http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/Article.aspx?Id=3961&ShowId=2
This site is dedicated to exposing the practices of the various Metro Police Departments (and their business partners) who make flagrant use of camera "speeding" fines which boost their coffers (by obscene amounts) but do absolutely nothing to reduce speeding, enforce traffic laws or protect the public.
At the outset, we must make it clear that we regard speeding as a dangerous practice and do not condone it in any way, shape, manner or form. However, there is a vast difference between intentional and dangerous speeding and what the majority of the public is being hammered for at the moment. And there is an even bigger difference between policing and fleecing! Hiding away in bushes does not slow motorists down and - if speed is the biggest factor in fatal collisions, save lives. What it does achieve is cases - lots of them.
The latest "interesting" offering showing exactly just how far some traffic authorities will go to collect their "dues" comes from this example sent out by traffic-fines.co.za, a domain which belongs to VVM collections who have been "contracted" by the JMPD to act on their behalf.
JPSA previously stated that this was not a scam, but now it appears that there are significant similarities between 419 scams and the VVM and JMPD effort. Watch Carte Blanche Consumer on Thursday 3 June 2010 at 19:00 to see more about this!
Click here to learn more! You cannot afford not to read it.
If you missed or were unable to watch Carte Blanche Consumer on 3 June 2010, you can watch it online now at http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/Article.aspx?Id=3981&ShowId=2The images below appear on their site and relate to the two parts of this insert.
The JMPD (Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department), which controls Greater Johannesburg, Roodepoort, Randburg, Sandton and Midrand Metropolitan Police is engaging in an all out onslaught on motorists by making use of portable speed cameras issued to their entrapment officers. Many of these are being operated in the construction zones that have been commissioned on the major freeways in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria (Tshwane) where the speed limit on National Freeways has been reduced to 80KM/h. The GFIP (Gauteng Freeway Improvement Projects) have been commissioned ahead of the all-important, all-consuming 2010 FIFA World Cup event which South Africa was chosen to host.
Whilst the speed limit reduction has been put in place for good reasons, the simultaneous commissioning of the upgrade of most of the freeways surrounding Johannesburg and Pretoria is bordering on insanity and has caused major traffic congestion and very dangerous driving conditions and the damage caused to the road surface by the contractors has gone un repaired and unchallenged. This is simply irresponsible, reckless and negligent on the part of the contractors and the Metropolitan Police and, quite frankly, shows exactly where the Metro Police Department’s priorities lie.
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There has been quite a bit in the news lately, so you may want to read our News Section.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please check our AARTO section. We have clarified quite a bit more and this is a must read!
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