Tuesday, October 27

In New Zealand, Brake Test Failure

More examples of the NZ Transport Agency’s (NZTA) failures in regulating road safety are coming to light, even as the government is forced to step in.

The agency’s bosses admitted yesterday that files about safety failings had been sitting “gathering dust” for years while lip service was paid to enforcement action against bad operators, both certifiers, including garages that inspect trucks for certificates of fitness, and licence holders, such as truck and bus operators.

RNZ has been told of a disturbing example of this involving the brakes on public buses and trucks, and one of the 12,000 vehicle inspectors nation-wide.

Sources said the machine used by this inspector for testing brakes on heavy vehicles broke down early last year.

Continue reading at RadioNZ.

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