Non-com­pli­ant test­ing sta­tions lose li­cences

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GAUT­ENG Roads and Trans­port MEC Is­mail Vadi has an­nounced the sus­pen­sion of the li­cences of 24 pri­vate and pub­lic ve­hi­cle test­ing sta­tions, in­clud­ing Rand­burg and Sand­ton.

The oth­ers are Global Clear­wa­ter, Global May­fair, Mo­torcity, Booy­sens, Or­lando, Global Martin­dale, Global Vereenig­ing, Ken­mare 2, Gaut­eng, Global Au­toc­ity, River Park, Global Eden­vale, Roete 23, VTS SA PTA West, Global Rand­burg, Mey­er­ton, Vereenig­ing, Van­der­bi­jl­park, Walt­loo, Cen­tu­rion, Car­letonville and Hei­del­berg.

“The 24 test­ing sta­tions have failed to com­ply with rel­e­vant reg­u­la­tions re­lat­ing to the in­stal­la­tion of play de­tec­tors and wheel-mass me­ters ca­pa­ble of be­ing linked to brake testers,” said Vadi.

He said the ad­min­is­tra­tive ac­tion was nec­es­sary in or­der to im­prove road safety and en­sure tested ve­hi­cles were road­wor­thy.

Vadi said the test­ing equip­ment was also nec­es­sary to cal­cu­late brake re­quire­ments on ve­hi­cles and pro­vide a printed re­port.

The depart­ment had ini­tially iden­ti­fied 46 non­com­pli­ant sta­tions. How­ever, af­ter con­duct­ing in­spec­tions, 24 sta­tions re­ceived sus­pen­sion no­tices.

Vadi said the depart­ment would be will­ing to lift the sus­pen­sions once the ve­hi­cle test­ing sta­tions could prove the re­quired equip­ment had been in­stalled. – Staff Re­porter

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