Thursday 20 September, 2018

TTPS and Licensing Office warn: $5000 fine for no inspection sticker

Motorists are once again being warned to have their vehicles in order while using the nation’s roadways.

This warning comes from senior officials in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) and the Licensing Office, who noted that as of today, exercises would be “ramped up” throughout the country to target errant motorists.

Part of the focus of these exercises would be placed on defective vehicles and vehicles being driven without inspection stickers.

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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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