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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Free vehicle roadworthy checks in Cape Town & Paarl

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With the unfortunate increase in fatal traffic accidents during March, the Western Cape Mobility Department has urged motorists check if their vehicle is roadworthy with a free vehicle check.


ALSO READ: Operation Exodus: Free Vehicle Checks to Ensure Safe Easter Travel


The ten-point inspection will oversee key components of a vehicle, such as tires, brakes, lights, suspension, CV joints, electrical systems, exhaust, wipers, license discs, and more. The department says it will be conducted by qualified examiners.


Mobility MEC, Ricardo Mackenzie, says this will ensure that motorists are safe on provincial roads during the Easter holiday period.


“Please take up this opportunity to check that your vehicle is roadworthy. Our aim is not to catch anyone out, but to help detect potential problems before you hit the road for long-distance travel. We want you and your loved ones to travel safely over this holiday period.”


Public transport operators, in particular, have been urged to prioritize the fitness of their vehicles, especially when transporting large volumes of passengers during the Easter period.




Interested individuals are encouraged to visit the following locations:


  • Gene Louw Traffic Training College (Brackenfell Boulevard, Brackenfell)

March 23: 08:00 – 15:00

March 25-26: 10:00 – 20:00

March 27: 08:00 – 15:00


  • Drakenstein Municipal Traffic Centres (c/o Jan Van Riebeek and Edison Road, Paarl)

March 23: 08:00 – 14:00


  • Airport Vehicle Testing Centers (AVTS)

March 23: 08:00 – 12:00

March 25-28: 08:00 – 16:30


Various AVTS locations (Airport Industria, Bellville, Cape Town CBD, Lansdowne, Strand, Table View, Goodwood) across the region have also been added for convenience.


For further details, contact 021 983 1500.


Fatal road incidents

Just last week, 10 people died in road-related accident along the N7. Earlier in March, more than 20 people died in similar, isolated incidents across the Western Cape.


READ MORE: 10 dead in N7 road crash


“As the school holiday begins and families prepare to travel, we all need to take responsibility for road safety. Let’s make this Easter holiday a time of joy and safety on Western Cape roads,” says Mackenzie
Caitlin Maledo
Caitlin Maledo
Caitlin is an enthusiastic journalist, that has been exploring her interest in broadcast media since 2019. With a natural curiosity for the world around her, you'll always find her poking around hidden gems throughout Cape Town and surrounds.

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