Government to carry out heavy trucks inspections

The Government will be carrying out a heavy truck inspection on all trucks across the country.

Minister for Transport Malakai Tabar made this announcement today in Parliament.

He was responding to Ijivitari MP David Arore who questioned the safety of the heavy trucks after the recent road accident in Northern Province that claimed 13 lives on January 19, 2017.

Tabar said the government is concerned and will be carrying out the inspection in the near future.

“We will inspect all the trucks and make sure to check their road worthiness and whether they met all criteria to operate on the road.”

He said many trucks operating on our roads  that were not roadworthy had caused a lot of accidents.

He said the other recent accident along Lawes Road in Port Moresby was one of the examples of the unroadworthiness of the truck.

Tabar said his officers are tasked to investigate the cause of the accident and will be making the recommendations in the near future.

Freddy Mou