A Christmas Gift to help reduce road accidents

Father Christmas must have paid an early visit to Kouga Council for there can be no other explanation for what they are offering as an early and extremely thoughtful gift to Kouga residents. With the recent petrol price increase those going on holiday will have already trimmed their budget somewhat and possibly the first place would have been to forego the expense of have their vehicle fully tested before embarking on their travels.

Well possibly because Santa was so impressed with the service when he popped his sleigh into the Kouga Municipality’s roadworthy testing centre in Humansdorp whilst doing his rounds to decide which kids deserved something extra special for Christmas  or because our Mayor and her council were thinking out of the box, they are going that extra mile to ensure residents can safely travel all those extra miles to their holiday destinations and back home.

Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen has invited residents to bring their vehicles to Kouga Municipality’s roadworthy centre in Humansdorp for FREE roadworthy/fitness tests.

The free tests will be conducted from today (Monday, 11 December) to Friday (15 December) from 7:30am to 1pm and 1:30pm to 3pm.

“No prosecution will be done if defects are found,” she says. “The owner will receive a list of defects, if any, to attend to before embarking on their holiday trip.”

Residents are asked to take note that no certification will be issued as this is a free additional service being offered this festive season.

The roadworthy centre is situated at the Kouga Fire Brigade/Testing Centre along the entrance to Humansdorp from the N2. More info at 042 291 0250 or 042 200 8330.

Roadwothy Centre

Mayor Elzan van Lingen at re-opening of Roadworthy Centre in May this year