Truck owners should carry can

Proposals by a magistrate for the passing of legislation to hold truck owners and those who inspect them collectively responsible for road accidents are worth supporting.

Magistrate Zithulele Hlubi made the call when granting bail to Isaac Maruding, the truck driver who allegedly caused the horror crash that killed three people and injured 26 on the N12 near Alberton two weeks ago.

“I am waiting for the day when the legislation will prosecute the truck owners and inspectors of trucks as stakeholders,” Hlubi said.

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