Vehicle maintenance and repair features strongly in the Government’s latest road safety strategy ‘Closing the Gap’, which will run until 2020.
The RSA says vehicles need to be properly maintained to ensure their safe operation. The RSA says that recent economic challenges may deter vehicle owners from undertaking routine maintenance.
In addition, the vehicle fleet is ageing, giving rise to increased risk of vehicles becoming defective. Awareness of the necessity to maintain vehicles needs to be reinforced, so as to avoid increased collision risks on the road network.
The RSA says that road deaths and injuries could be reduced by up to a third if motorists updated their vehicle to the safest model in its class.
Check out the full article in the Auto Trade Journal, out this week.