The Department of Safety Security and Liaison in Mpumalanga says there are much fewer vehicles moving towards the Lebombo Border Post today, compared to previous Christmas Days. However, the department has called on motorists to continue to be cautious on the roads and ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy.
Spokesperson for the department, Moeti Mmusi says they have discontinued more than 400 unroadworthy vehicles since the beginning of this month.
“They were discontinued largely due to the defects that were identified by the traffic law enforcement officers. They include faulty steering mechanisms, issues such as tyres and some of them the trailers that were pulled by heavily loaded vehicles that were moving especially the N4 and the N17. We are happy because most of the people by now have reached their destinations, it’s only a few on the road but we are still encouraging those who will be travelling this time of the year to make sure that they do so as cautiously as possible and obey the rules,” Mmusi elaborates.
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