Monitor used car imports, council told

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The National, Thursday July 18th, 2013


THE National Road Safety Council wants the government to control the import of cheap second-hand vehicles, executive director Nelson Terema said yesterday.

Speaking at the launching of new uniforms for its administration staff at its head office in Port Moresby, Terema, there was no control on the influx of cheap vehicles.

He said these vehicles were the main cause of road congestion and accidents. 

He said last year 140,000 vehicles were registered with the Motor Vehicle Insurance Ltd (MVIL) and this year that could triple. 

He urged the Transport Department to take immediate actions to control and resolve the influx of such vehicles.