Inspectorate relaunched

2018-11-07 06:01
Four new cars were bought for the Public Transport Inspectorate unit. Insert: Lebogang Motlhaping,MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison, at the Public Transport Inspectorate relaunch in Kimberley on 1 November. Photos: Refilwe Sekwati

Four new cars were bought for the Public Transport Inspectorate unit. Insert: Lebogang Motlhaping,MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison, at the Public Transport Inspectorate relaunch in Kimberley on 1 November. Photos: Refilwe Sekwati

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“We are pleading with taxi operators and passengers to work with law enforcement officers in adopting a zero-tolerance of illegalities in the taxi industry.”

This is according to Lebogang Motlhaping, the MEC of Transport, Safety and Liaison, at the relaunch of the Public Transport Inspectorate (PTI) at the Indian Centre taxi rank in Kimberley on 1 November.

The relaunch was due to pressing reasons.

Duplication of the deployment of traffic officers – to do law enforcement in terms of the National Road Traffic Act (1996) and to ensure compliance by Public Transport Operators in terms of the National Land Transport Act (2009) – took place.

This has placed severe strain on the operational capacity of the department’s units and taxing on the physical, human and financial resources.

Section 85 of the National Land Transport Act (NLTA) gives the MEC the authority to take active steps to develop systems to improve land transport law enforcement.

“To achieve this, the PTI will monitor and ensure compliance with the conditions of operating licenses in terms of the NLTA.

“We will address the proliferation of pirate and illegal public transporters who do not have the necessary permits,” said Motlha­ping.

Taxi operators pleaded with the department for a relaunch as they saw failures occurred and also saw how illegal taxis, which are not in a good condition, were carrying passengers and conducting unregulated activities.

“By law we cannot have illegal taxis and they are there because law enforcement has been our weakness. These illegal taxis are the cause of tension and division within the taxi industry,” said Motlhaping.

He said the objective of this service is to reduce road fatalities and accidents by ensuring vehicles used for public transportation are roadworthy.

The department also bought four new cars for the PTI unit.

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