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MOTORING: Free Vehicle Testing


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Members of South Africa’s National Vehicle Testing Association (NVTA) are gearing up to launch a free, pre-Easter, vehicle safety test campaign which aims at reducing the number of road accidents over the holiday period.

The campaign, which has the backing of the Retail Motor Industry organisation, will be operational nationwide from March 23 to April 1. Motorists are invited to take their vehicles to any participating NVTA accredited facility for a free roadworthy check.

The aim of the campaign is to examine as many vehicles as possible with regard to the condition and effectiveness of safety critical items, including brakes, tyres, steering, suspension and lighting.

In similar previous campaigns, up to 1 400 vehicles have been tested, with as many as 92% found to have safety defects. A spokesman for the NVTA says the tests are essential – especially for those who are undertaking a long journey during the holidays.

“By driving non-roadworthy or unsafe vehicles, drivers become directly responsible for deaths on our roads,” adds Jeff Osborne, CEO of the RMI.

Details of participating stations in various provinces can be obtained through the RMI’s regional offices. A list of workshops where repairs can be carried out will be available at each station.

Test stations have pledged their resources to perform the tests free of charge with a view to reducing the number of accidents on the country’s roads, ultimately saving lives.

Safety critical items to be checked are:

• All lights including indicators;

• Seat belts;

• Windscreen wipers;

• Front and rear tyres;

• Foot-brake front and rear;

• Hand-brake;

• Steering mechanism, including steering control arms, steering box and tie-rod ends;

• Front and rear suspension;

• Exhaust;

• Wheel alignment.

Telephone numbers for the RMI’s regional offices are:

Bloemfontein: 051 430 3294

Cape Town: 021 939 9440

Durban: 031 266 7031

Gauteng: 011 789 2542

Highveld: 011 886 6300

Pretoria: 012 348 9311

Port Elizabeth: 041 364 0070

For media interviews contact Jeff Osborne at 011 789 2542 or 082 560 6630

For more information contact Joy Oldale at 021 939 9440 or 082 464 4009

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