SA police clamp down on unroadworthy Zimbabwe-bound cross-border busese
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Not every foreign national will make it to Zimbabwe this Christmas due to the clamping down on non-complying cross border buses.
CROSS BORDER BUSES TARGETED FOR SAFETY CONCERNS
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) conducted a joint Cross Border Transport operation which targeted buses that will be ferrying thousands of foreign nationals returning home for Christmas.
According to JMPD, a Joint Cross Border Transport operation conducted by them, Gauteng Traffic, Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) and Bad Boyz Security, focus on the Johannesburg Inner City,
During the operation, four buses and one trailer were impounded for non-compliance.
“The passenger and goods load carried must comply with traffic regulations set in South Africa.”
Johannesburg Metro Police Department/ Facebook.
CAMPAIGN FOR THOSE TRAVELLING TO ZIMBABWE
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) did not end there, they also conducted a safety campaign to sensitise travellers about their safety.
“Festive Season Road Safety Campaign conducted by #JMPD Outreach Unit together with the City of Johannesburg Transport Department at the Cross Border Bus Terminal in the Joburg Inner City.
Road Safety remains a top priority, especially for public transportation.
Compliance is non-negotiable,” JMPD reiterated.
In other news, a Greyhound bus carrying 25 passengers on board recently exploded and went up in flames en route to Durban last month.
It is reported that the luxurious double-decker coach experienced an engine failure which resulted in an explosion.
The explosion happened in Vereeniging, Gauteng amidst travelling from Johannesburg to Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.
According to a witness on board, “We had just picked up some passengers in Vereeniging when we heard a loud bang. The bus came to a complete stop”.
Speaking to Kaya959, Greyhound claimed that all of its vehicles are regularly repaired, kept up to the greatest safety requirements and maintained in accordance with manufacturer recommendations.