DA in WC encourages road safety through FREE WCG ten-point vehicle inspections

Issued by Derrick America, MPP – DA Western Cape Spokesperson on Mobility
27 Mar 2024 in Press Statements

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The DA in the Western Cape welcomes the Western Cape Department of Mobility providing FREE ten-point vehicle inspections by qualified examiners at locations in Cape Town and Drakenstein. It is part of the Department’s proactive approach to heightening awareness and ensuring safer roads for all travellers during the upcoming long weekend.

Driver behaviour and vehicle fitness are two crucial elements in ensuring road safety.

As we are heading towards the Easter Weekend, many will be heading out to visit friends and loved ones, or on a well-deserved vacation. While this may be a beautiful time, the roads can become unpredictable and taking the necessary precautions to ensure you get there safely is essential.

The free ten-point vehicle check includes tyres, brakes, lighting, suspension, CV joints, electrical systems, exhaust, wipers, licence discs and more. The goal is to assist in identifying any issues before motorists embark on long-distance travel.

Free vehicle testing is available at:

Gene Louw Traffic Training College (Brackenfell Boulevard, Brackenfell)

23 March: 08h00 – 15h00

25 to 26 March: 10h00 – 20h00

27 March: 08h00 – 15h00

Drakenstein Municipal Traffic Centres (c/o Jan Van Riebeek and Edison Road, Paarl)

23 March: 08h00 – 14h00

• Airport Vehicle Testing Centres (AVTS)

23 March: 08h00 – 12h00

25 to 28 March: 08h00 – 16h30

MPP Derrick America said “The DA in the Western Cape wishes you a safe Easter break. We urge motorists and the Western Cape Government respectively to use this opportunity to ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy, and to continue efforts in enforcing regulations and penalising violators. Ensuring the safety of our residents during their travels on the long weekend remains a top priority, and continued vigilance and enforcement are paramount in achieving this goal”.