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RMI-VTA Safety Campaign – Free Brake Test for Transport Month – October 2023

Have your brakes checked for free!!!!

October is Transport Month. During this month Department of Transport and its entities will showcase transport infrastructure services in aviation; maritime; public transport and roads. This month is used to further advance the country’s road safety initiatives, while also creating awareness of the economic benefits of the sector.

Road safety in South Africa also remains at the pinnacle of the VTA’s agenda with our ultimate goal being to positively influence road safety in our beloved country thus we have decided to launch a FREE BRAKE TEST CAMPAIGN in support of Transport Month.

Participating VTA/RMI vehicle testing stations around the country will be offering motorists FREE BRAKE TESTS on their vehicles from 23 October 2023 to 27 October 2023. The campaign aims to help motorists make safety their first priority always.

Our roads are becoming more and more dangerous daily and extra precautions need to be taken. Proper working brakes are crucial in decreasing the number of fatalities when driving. Vehicles typically work more efficiently with well-functioning brakes and provide an optimum driving performance. Furthermore, many vehicle owners find they can save substantial amounts of money just by keeping their brakes in good working order.

The RMI-VTA continue to give their full commitment to Road Safety in South Africa. To locate your nearest participating Testing Station, call or email Thuli Biyase on 031 266 7031 or

Please note that this check is not a roadworthiness test, but rather a Safety Critical Brake Test to measure brake efficiency, with the aim being to increase road safety in the country.

Benefits of a break test at a VTA facility:

•             calibrated mechanical braking equipment for correct/accurate assessments

•             identify individual wheel braking performance

•             identify park/hand brake efficiency

•             check pedal pulsation or uneven discs

•             check pedal fading or loss of pressure

•             identify any brake fluid leaks

Unfortunately, there are currently no participant test stations in areas of Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Free State and Eastern Cape