14 tow trucks fail roadworthy test
Johannesburg - Fourteen tow trucks have failed
roadworthiness tests at Langlaagte testing station in Johannesburg, the
Department of Transport said on Wednesday.
Gauteng traffic police took 18 trucks for testing on Monday
in an operation targeting rampant non-compliance with traffic laws in the
breakdown industry, said spokesperson Logan Maistry.
Only four were roadworthy, he said.
Defects included faulty lamps and brakes, loose wiring and
no side-marker lamps.
Maistry said more than 10 million vehicles had been checked
throughout the country in the past eight months.