'No-ID' trucks not complying with road rules

Following listener John in Tableview's complaint regarding a near-death experience he had with a truck on the R27, CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies speaks to Bradley Singh, the chief provincial traffic inspector at the Gene Louw Traffic College.

According to John, there was no identification on the truck or a number to call to report the bad driving.

Singh says this has been identified as a persistent problem.

He explains the purpose of the reflective contour markings trucks need to display.

All the goods vehicles above 3500km need to have yellow strips to show that they comply. Every year all these vehicles must go for a roadworthy test and if those yellow strips are not there those vehicles are regarded as unroadworthy.

Bradley Singh, Chief provincial traffic inspector at the Gene Louw Traffic College

We normally do a road transportation quality system check and if we dont find these yellow strips and identification lamps we discontinue the use of the vehicle.

Bradley Singh, Chief provincial traffic inspector at the Gene Louw Traffic College

We can also speak about all the corruption that's going on, that's where these things are taking place. If these vehicles don't have contour markers on the sides then necessary precautions need to be done.

Bradley Singh, Chief provincial traffic inspector at the Gene Louw Traffic College

Singh urged members of the public to report bad driving by these trucks which he commits to take it with the owners and solve the problem.

The number to contact is 021 946 1646

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