Patrick O’Leary of Fleetwatch Magazine, mentioned to Kieno Kammies two weeks ago, that 6.8 out of every 10 trucks, are considered unroadworthy.
CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson spoke to Western Cape Provincial Traffic Chief, Kenny Africa about unroadworthy trucks on Western Cape roads.
Africa explained the process which they employ at Joostenberg Vlakte Weighbridge where the truck are weighed for overloads and also checked for roadworthiness.
He says trucks that are unroadworthy are kept at Weighbridge until they are repaired to the department's satisfaction.
He continued to warn truck drivers and owners, not to allow their vehicles on the road if they are not roadworthy.
The message that we want to send to the public is that we have a no nonsense approach when it comes to roadworthiness of vehicles, especially with trucks and buses.— Kenny Africa, Western Cape Provincial Traffic Chief
Africa says they will be having a great deal of road blocks this long weekend, making sure they keep drunk drivers off the road.
Listen to the full conversation below: