Non-compliant testing stations lose licences
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