Vehicle roadworthiness vital
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.