Committed to helping commuters arrive safely at their destinations
Starting from 15 December 2016, traffic law enforcement officers of the Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) will be conducting vehicle fitness checks between 18:00 and 02:00 at Sonstraal near the Huguenot Tunnel and at the Joostenberg Vlakte weighbridge. These roadside checks mainly target long-distance buses and minibus taxis.
This forms part of the DTPW’s public transport compliance and fatigue management sticker project, which runs at least twice a year (during Easter and the December-January holiday season). Drivers of vehicles that have been tested and found to be in good order will be given a sticker to display on their windscreens to verify their vehicle’s fitness at the time the check was performed. This will facilitate the work of traffic officers doing routine vehicle checks en route.
We are hoping these vehicle checks will help ensure that road users and commuters travel safely to their destinations during the busy period in December and January.