26 March 2013
"Having the right paperwork is not an adequate
excuse for bus companies to use while neglecting the state of
their buses and ending up blaming authorities for not spotting
faults with their vehicles when accidents happen."
This was said by the IFP spokesperson on
Transport, Mr. Petros Sithole MP, who urged bus companies to
take extra precautions during the upcoming Easter holidays when
many people will embark on holiday journeys.
"For instance, members of the Zion Christian
Church will be heading to Moria on their annual Easter
migration. We want to encourage these passengers to request
up-to-date roadworthy certificates from these companies before
hiring their buses."
The IFP's concerns are not only restricted to
"The taxi industry needs to ensure that their
vehicles, whether travelling locally or nationally, are not only
in good shape, but are certified as well. Taxi owners must
rethink the target system as well, as this puts passengers'
lives at risk when the driver is forced to meet the amounts
stipulated by his/her employer. This has even resulted in many
taxis breaking traffic laws on a continuous basis," said Sithole.
The IFP would like to wish all road users safe
travel and happy Easter holidays
IFP Spokesperson on Transport Mr Petros Sithole MP, 082 743 1348
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073