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DVLA to crack down on use of old vehicles

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has intensified benchmarks for issuing road worthy certificates for vehicles in the country.

According to the DVLA, it will not allow old vehicles to ply the roads unless they meet certain key road worthy conditions.

Also, as a way to ensure only good drivers are allowed to use the roads, the DVLA has made Junior High School (JHS)the minimum education requirement for the computer-based test for registration of drivers.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the DVLA, Rudolph Berkley, who was briefing Transport Minister, Dzifa Attivor, on activities of his outfit during a meeting, said vehicles in deplorable conditions will not be allowed on the roads irrespective of the number of years they have been used.

According to him the tires, body, headlight and other key components of the car must meet key standards before it would be allowed by DVLA to ply the roads.

The Roads and Transport Minister, Dzifa Attivor, lauded the Authority for setting the minimum education requirement for drivers at the JHS level, stressing "if you cannot read and write, you have no business being on the road".

She also charged the DVLA to take their work seriously since they are extremely important for road safety in the country. MYJOYONLINE

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