DA calls for strict checks on heavy vehicles

2010-03-10 00:00

THE Democratic Alliance has called for more stringent checks by KwaZulu-Natal’s Transport Department, as heavy vehicles continue to cause chaos on the province’s roads. DA provincial transport spokesman Radley Keys said his party will call on Transport MEC Willies Mchunu for more rigorous roadworthy checks, and for driver fatigue and competence to be assessed regularly.

He identified Van Reenen’s Pass, Town Hill and Field’s Hill as accident hotspots for heavy vehicles. Keys said that while Town Hill has a compulsory arrester bed, Field’s Hill and Van Reenen’s are monitored only sporadically.

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