Focus on trucks: EMPD strives to ensure roadworthiness

Following the horrific crash on the N12 near Alberton on October 14, questions were raised as to whether or not the truck was roadworthy.

He says that as part of the EMPD’s daily safety duties, they pull over both light and heavy motor vehicles to assess whether or not they are roadworthy.

“This is done in areas which are frequented by unroadworthy vehicles, including freeways,” says Makgato.

He says that the only way to ensure only roadworthy vehicles are on our roads is for motorists, companies to comply with having their vehicle checked regularly.

“Stringent enforcement by the EMPD compels road-users to fix and re-test their vehicle’s roadworthiness.

“The EMPD in conjunction with Gauteng Traffic will unrelentingly and regularly enforce in this regard as the lives of road-users are put at risk,” he adds. – @CarmenBoksburg

Watch a recap of the N12 Horror Crash in Alberton here

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