Ve­hi­cle road­wor­thi­ness vi­tal

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

EDI­TOR — The Ve­hi­cle In­spec­tion Depart­ment (VID) would be very use­ful in work­ing to curb road car­nage. A huge part of the prob­lem is that there are a num­ber of un­road­wor­thy ve­hi­cles on the roads.

Ev­ery day espe­cially on the high­ways, you are bound to come across a ve­hi­cle that is smok­ing or with­out lights or bro­ken down in some way. These ve­hi­cles are be­ing used to trans­port goods and pas­sen­gers and this is not a safe prac­tice.

As such I think hav­ing VID check­ing ve­hi­cle’s road­wor­thi­ness would only have a pos­i­tive ef­fect on the com­mu­nity and en­sure our roads are safer. For this to be ef­fec­tive though then it would take a cer­tain level of in­tegrity from those in the sec­tor.

It is no se­cret that there are peo­ple who have been get­ting out of sticky sit­u­a­tions at road­blocks through of­fer­ing bribes.

With­out in­tegrity of those tasked to carry out the VID in­spec­tions then it can be that they too are eas­ily bribed and pass ve­hi­cles that would oth­er­wise be deemed un­road­wor­thy.

We need to start be­ing re­spon­si­ble as Zim­bab­weans and re­alise that life is pre­cious and those driv­ing on our roads should do ev­ery­thing they can to pro­tect peo­ple from harm.

There should be in­tegrity not only from of­fi­cials but also from those op­er­at­ing on our roads. Ton­derai Garaba.

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