Sunday 18 August, 2019

Inspection stickers available, says Transport Commissioner

Transport Commissioner Wayne Richards is assuring the public that inspection stickers are available at the Port of Spain Licensing Office.

Speaking to LoopTT  Richards said that the issue concerned a faulty printing machine which was being repaired up to midday Wednesday.

Richards was clarifying reports after an image of a sign circulated online claiming that there were no inspection stickers available. 

"There are more than enough stickers, in the thousands. The machine is being repaired as we speak and should be back in operation by tomorrow," he said. 

On Monday, the TTPS announced that the authorities would be cracking down on drivers to ensure that their vehicle inspection stickers are up-to-date.

LoopTT was told that inspection stickers were once again available at various inspection bays throughout the country so motorists had no excuse not to get their vehicles inspected and to be outfitted with the relevant document/sticker.

Furthermore, motorists were reminded that failure to do this would result in a $5,000 fine.

According to Section 27(11) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act (48:50), “(a) registered owner of a private motor vehicle or motorcycle, public service motor vehicle, rental car, goods vehicle, omnibus or trailer, who fails to produce the vehicle for inspection or drives the vehicle without obtaining an inspection sticker and certificate in accordance these regulations commits an offence and is liable, on summary conviction, to a fine of $5,000.”

Private vehicles are to be inspected after five years from the manufacture date, not the registration date.

Transport vehicles are to be inspected one year after the date of licensing.

 

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