The NTA accuse the providers do not meet standards of license plates
12 April 2011
The National Transport Authority (NTA) blames the suppliers do not observe the regulations by making new plates. According to authorities, they would have inquired about Internet browsing English sites.
The new license plates are again controversial. This time, the NTA, which accuses the providers do not meet British standards in the manufacture of new license plates.
"We noticed there are new plates on vehicles.But these are not necessarily conforming to British standards.Drivers have until July 1 to comply with the law," said Cyril Apajala, an officer of the NTA, during a press briefing yesterday, Monday, April 11. Motorists who fail to comply with the regulations will be liable to a fine not exceeding Rs 10,000.
However, this rebound could delay the implementation of the law. "Until now, the deadline is July 1.But if by that date, we find that there are still many drivers who do not meet standards, it may be necessary to extend the transition period," said the officer of the NTA.
British Standards recommend that the plates are retro-reflective, that is to say they do not reflect the headlights, white front and yellow at the back, very readable and containing the name of the supplier . But these famous standards have not been detailed by the NTA. In this connection, it states that suppliers should have information on the Internet.
Raffick Baradoor, president of the Association of taxis, says the law is trying to enforce the government is not suitable for taxi drivers.
"We will not agree with the idea that the NTA applies these laws.If the government goes ahead with this project, we will be forced to make a series of events. Because it will not be possible to recognize the other cars taxis," says Raffick Bahadoor. Indeed, the license plates of taxis have always been white and the new law, customers may be mistaken.
Several regulations concerning the road and motorists have recently been imposed and then rectified by the government. Among these regulations include, among others, the speed limit on the highway between Camp-Chapelon Straws and following the installation of radar, speedometers for two-wheeled, fire extinguishers and the parking card.