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Joburg roadworthy test: Minibus taxi without brakes, headlights...

2017-09-14 08:31

Image: GP Community Safety / Twitter

Janine Van der Post

Johannesburg -  Gauteng Community Safety Group has tweeted shocking images of a minibus taxi at a mobile law enforcement for a roadworthy test in Benoni.

The GP Community Safety tweeted that one minibus at the Benoni roadworthy tests found a taxi with: "No brakes, no headlights, hand brake not functioning."

The organisation also said: "Taxis found unroadworthy during tests on Wednesday (Sept 13) are impounded until all faults are fixed and ready and safe to be on the road again."

Arrive Alive's Johan Jonck says: "We are delighted to see that greater attention is given to moving violations and roadworthiness of vehicles.

"Some threats cannot be addressed with a speed camera but only by visible and effective traffic enforcement. We would encourage the use of these mobile testing equipment to remove these deadly threats to the safety of all road users."

Earlier on Wednesday, Wheels24 reported on a man fixing a taxi's engine along a street in Wynburg, Cape Town.

READ: 'Scary reality for commuters' - Street mechanic fixes Cape Town taxi on the road

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