30% of North West buses fail roadworthy tests

2012-04-05 11:08

Of the 134 buses tested for roadworthiness in North West since Monday, 39 have failed.

Four other buses were discontinued because of the severity of their defects, said North West department of public safety spokesperson Lesolang Mmope.

The buses tested were all expected to travel long distances over the Easter holidays.

Mmope said his department made unannounced visits to various bus depots, where the buses were tested.

Those that failed would be re-tested and if they failed again they would be discontinued.

“The department further discontinued eight taxis which were also found to be having serious defects, during a raid conducted in different taxi ranks across the province,” said Mmope, adding the testing would continue throughout the Easter period.

Human settlements and public safety MEC Desbo Mohono appealed to motorists to be extra careful on the province’s main roads and to adhere to road rules.

Mohono warned that those caught violating the law would be harshly dealt with during and after the Easter period. “We will strive to be more visible throughout the period just to save the lives of law-abiding drivers.” 

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.