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Over 6 000 vehicles scrapped

2011-11-02 19:48

Johannesburg - Over 6 000 unroadworthy public transport and freight vehicles were scrapped from service in October, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said on Wednesday.

More than 1 800 of these were from Mpumalanga, spokesperson Ashref Ismail said in a statement.

The vehicles included buses, mini-buses and trucks. More than 46 000 fines were issued to public transport and freight drivers during the same month, said Ismail.

A total of 1 460 motorists were arrested, 196 of them for drunken driving.

This was part of pre-December holiday operations, Ismail said.

Comments
  • Gaby - 2011-11-02 20:07

    We want to see these vehicles scrunched up into a little block and not just "scrapped" on paper.

      kenneth.roselt - 2011-11-03 07:18

      If Metro setup at all the taxi ranks accross jhb, they'll find a few thousand more to scrap.

  • RossWZA - 2011-11-02 20:08

    I hope most of these were taxis

  • Vegi - 2011-11-02 21:19

    There are still more dangerous projectiles criss crossing the country masquerading as vehicles.

  • Craig - 2011-11-02 21:41

    MMmmm... Trrific Orrifices, I don't understand how they do so little with so much, always parking but NO action, day in and day out, almost like a production line with no target !!!

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