SA Roadlink offers to send its buses to testing centres

SA Roadlink has offered to send its entire fleet of vehicles to government testing centres, the company said.

SA Roadlink has offered to send its entire fleet of vehicles to government testing centres, the company said.

The company said yesterday it would "be given the stamp of approval and hopes the exercise may put an end to serious allegations against its safety standards", said spokesman Jozi Donjeany in a statement.

The company was recently involved in two accidents, one of which claimed the lives of 11 people. KwaZulu-Natal MEC for transport Bheki Cele then withdrew the company's licence to operate in the province. A legal and media battle followed between SA Roadlink and Cele, with the MEC at one point calling SA Roadlink's vehicles "coffins on wheels". The company countered that it was being unfairly singled out.

SA Roadlink said several of its vehicles had been sent to testing centres ahead of the December travel season.

"We are offering our full cooperation and have commenced a new certification exercise that will see every vehicle within the fleet again undergoing thorough testing," said SA Roadlink operations manager Herman Steyn. - Sapa

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