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Vehicle Testing Centre handed over at Cofimvaba

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The MEC for Department of Transport, Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe and the MEC for Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Xolile Nqatha officially handover a state of the art Vehicle Testing Centre (VTS) at Cofimvaba today.
The MEC for Department of Transport, Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe and the MEC for Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Xolile Nqatha officially handover a state of the art Vehicle Testing Centre (VTS) at Cofimvaba today.
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The MEC for Department of Transport, Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe and the MEC for Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Xolile Nqatha officially handover a state of the art Vehicle Testing Centre (VTS) at Cofimvaba today.

According to a statement issued by the Department of Transport's spokesperson, Unathi Binqose, this VTS is the first of its kind in the small town of Cofimvaba and will help local drivers who have to travel long distances to have their vehicles tested.

Nqatha believe that this centre will be a game changer and make life easier for both local motorists and local traffic officers alike.

“This is certainly going to be a game changer, not only for local motorists, but for our officers as well.

“Long distances are a thing of the past for motorists while for our officers, every vehicle suspected of being unroadworthy can now be subjected to a thorough test. We believe this will eliminate unroadworthy vehicles and certainly reduce the number of vehicle crashes on our roads,” said Tikana-Gxothiwe.

She added that the small town of Cofimvaba is also strategically placed along the R61 road, one of the major routes connecting the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape.

This is a route that often reaches its all-time peak in passenger vehicle traffic during the Festive season as people make their way home for the December holidays.

“Suspected unroadworthy vehicles on this route will also be subjected to thorough tests.”

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