Ensuring Safety: Free Roadworthy Tests for Minibus Taxi Operators

by | Mar 18, 2024 | Media Release

Roadworthy tests play a crucial role in ensuring that vehicles on the road meet the necessary safety standards. In an effort to promote public transport awareness and enhance road safety, the Saldanha Bay Municipality will offer free roadworthy tests to minibus taxi operators the week leading up to the Easter long weekend.

Roadworthy tests will be conducted at the Langebaan Vehicle Testing Centre (VTC) for a limited period of four days from 25 – 28 March 2024. This is a total voluntary awareness initiative, with no obligation attached to it.

During the four days, public transport operations will be conducted and if, to the discretion of Traffic Law Enforcement Officials, a minibus taxi appears unroadworthy, the vehicle will be referred to the Langebaan VTC for a roadworthy test. 

Saldanha Bay Municipality therefore invites all minibus taxi owners and drivers to participate in the initiative to ensure that their vehicles are in a roadworthy condition, when driving locally or long distance during the upcoming Easter school holiday.

Let’s prioritise passenger safety and make our roads safer for everyone.