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Over half of all heavy trucks inspected by RTA found to be faulty

Dubai’s transport authority says nearly 13,000 inspected trucks have some form of fault in first half of year

Over half of all heavy trucks inspected by RTA found to be faulty
TRUCK QUEUE: Lorries have to queue for hours to use the only treatment plant in Dubai. (Getty Images)

Over half of all heavy trucks inspected by Dubai’s Roads and
Transport Authority (RTA) in the first six months of this year have had some
form of technical malfunction.

The RTA said it had inspected 22,015 vehicles during the
first half of 2016, with 12,837 faults found that could potentially risk
traffic safety.

Seventy-six percent of the faults found were major, with 22
percent deemed serious. Just 2 percent were considered to be minor.

The biggest offences related to lamps, unclear numberplates
and defective tyres, with 1,286 offences linked to ‘road unworthiness’.

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