Sunday 18 November, 2018

ATTIC applauds new online vehicle registration database

Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan, Transport Commissioner Wayne Richards and Director - Information Technology Clive Clarke, during a Question and Answer segment at the launch of the new Vehicle Validation System

Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan, Transport Commissioner Wayne Richards and Director - Information Technology Clive Clarke, during a Question and Answer segment at the launch of the new Vehicle Validation System

The implementation of an online vehicle registration database is a step in the right direction.

That’s the view of the Association of Trinidad & Tobago Insurance Companies (ATTIC) which commended Works and Transport Minister on the new system.

ATTIC says the new development should greatly assist towards the regularisation of the motor industry practices in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Association noted a number of positive outcomes the new system will have, including transparency in the vehicle registration process, addressing the issue of unregistered vehicles; greater assistance to the public, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), and insurers in the instance of hit and run accidents; assisting in the discovery of uninsured vehicles when reconciled with the insurance industry databases; providing benefits to insurers and police to aid in enforcing motor insurance use; forming the basis for a shared network with the TTPS and insurance industry, and laying the foundation to combating incidents of counterfeit insurance certificates and motor vehicle larceny.

ATTIC says the new initiative will also lay the groundwork for compliance with all traffic laws as it would provide great assistance to the TTPS and licensing officers in the enforcement of existing and future laws.

The new system is part of the thrust to modernise operations at the Licensing Division and will provide the public with 24-hour access to specific and unique information on all registered vehicles in its designated database.

Access to information will only be available when a user provides the vehicle’s license plate number together with the engine or chassis number.

The Vehicle Online Validation System is available at the Ministry of Works and Transport's website http://www.mowt.gov.tt 

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