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MINISTER OF TRANSPORT AND WORKS John Boyce says a proposed plan that will see public service and other commercial vehicles being inspected semi-annually is not intended to put these at any disadvantage.
The details of the proposal were advertised over the past few weeks in the Press, but were first announced back in 2006 as a part of the Road Traffic Amendment Act, which went to a select committee of Parliament and was returned for further consideration by the Ministry of Transport and Works.
Boyce told the DAILY NATION at the weekend that the plan could also be considered a deterrent to persons who failed to keep their public vehicles in proper order, only bringing them up to scratch when it was time for their yearly inspection.
“We can’t have it both ways. We need to understand that safety is a priority and we need to make sure that the relevant measures are in place to ensure our roads are safe,” the minister said.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.
 

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