Minister Grant to get his vehicle tested and urges holiday makers to do the same

Media Advisory:

Tomorrow, Tuesday 15 December 2015, Western Cape Minister of Transport and Public Works, Donald Grant, will have his official vehicle tested at a local testing station to ensure compliance with vehicle safety standards as is required by law. Such checks are increasingly more important during the festive season, as many take to the roads on long journeys to their various holiday destinations.

Minister Grant will have his vehicle checked, while encouraging all other road users to do the same. These vehicle checks are done in partnership with the Retail Motor Industry (RMI) Organization, who run campaigns every year around vehicle safety and encouraging motorists to have their vehicles tested regularly to ensure safety and compliance.

Vehicle fitness forms part of our festive season enforcement efforts, with various operations to be conducted across the province to check the roadworthiness of vehicles, and to discontinue vehicles that are deemed unsafe to be on our roads. Too often unsafe vehicles, coupled with unsafe drivers, have resulted in deadly collisions on our roads which could have been avoided had the vehicles been checked before embarking on various trips.

Media are invited and welcome to attend. There will be opportunity for photographs and interviews. Please indicate via email if you will be in attendance.

Venue:                       AVTS Culemborg Motor City, Christiaan Barnard Boulevard (formerly Oswald Pirow Street), Foreshore, Cape Town

Date:                          Tuesday, 15th of December 2015

Time:                           11h00 – 12h00