In ensuring that only roadworthy vehicles use public roads, and to avoid collisions caused mainly by unroadworthy vehicles, the EMPD Bumper to Bumper operation conducted a special operation on Thursday 7 July between 06:00 and 14:00 along Khumalo, Nkaki, Vereeniging and Bosworth Roads.
Approximately 200 vehicles were stopped and searched. Eighty six (86) vehicles were taken in for a re-test at the Alberton/Alrode Testing Station, of which only eleven vehicles passed. Four of the vehicles that failed the test dismally were impounded due to their deplorable state and 71 were discontinued from using our public roads until they are declared fit by the Licensing Testing stations.
The impounded vehicles and those discontinued included sixty minibus taxis, five private mini busses, five 5-ton trucks and four other vehicles. To claim back the impounded vehicles, owners will be required to produce registration papers and identification documents. Over than above, they will be expected to pay R1860 towing fees and R241 per day towards storage fees. All the impounded vehicles are kept at Alberton pound.