On Monday, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and Licensing Division announced an intention to increase exercises across the country with the aim of ensuring all vehicles on the road are up to date on vehicle inspections.
Getting stopped without a valid inspection certificate or with an expired sticker can cost you $5000.
Here are a few basics you should know about vehicle inspections to ensure you don't get caught out.
1. Requirements for private and commercial vehicle inspections are a valid form of identification (National ID Card, Passport), valid driver’s permit, valid insurance and the certified copy.
2. Private vehicles with a manufactured date (not registration date) of five years or older are required to be inspected at an authorised testing station.
3. After the first inspection, all private vehicles are required to be inspected every two years at an authorised testing station.
4. Owners of commercial vehicles (registered T, H, R and others) are required to have their vehicles inspected on an annual basis at the Transport Division.
5. Vehicles with a manufactured weight of 3 tonnes and over are required to be inspected at the Caroni Licensing Office.
6. Same day inspections for commercial vehicles are conducted at Port of Spain and San Fernando Licensing Offices. Only vehicles weighing more than 3 tonnes are to be inspected at the Caroni Licensing Office.
7. Inspection for private vehicles and commercial vehicles cost $300 TTD.
8. The fine for non-inspection or expired inspection stickers is $5000 TTD.
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