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Traffic cops on the look out for unroadworthy trucks and long distance buses

A report by trucking publication FleetWatch has found that the majority of heavy trucks on South African highways are proportionally unroadworthy.

According to the survey, for every 10 heavy trucks on our roads, at least seven of them fail roadworthiness tests.

Provincial Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says officials have been removing unroadworthy trucks and long distance buses from the roads, as a part of an extended traffic operation.

He confirmed that FleetWatch has collaborated with traffic enforcement to train them about truck inspection.

According to Africa, the training has helped traffic officers improve in their ability to assess heavy motor vehicles.

Our officers are geared to check trucks on our roads, especially at our weigh bridges. The officers do roadworthy tests every time truck go for weighing.

Kenny Africa, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Chief

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