Overloaded vehicles damage roads in Mpumalanga and this results in an increased government
expenditure on roads maintenance.
This is according to Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe
on the occasion of the opening of the Bethal Weighbridge on Friday [17 June 2016].
MEC Shongwe is supported by a report from CSIR produced on behalf of the Department
of Public Works, Roads and Transport in Mpumalanga, which highlighted that about
60% of the damaged roads in the country is caused by overloaded vehicles.