Vehicle road worthy inspection next month

The inspection or examination for road worthy certificates for all vehicles using the roads of Port Vila and Luganville will commence on December 1, 2016.

According to the Police Traffic Unit, vehicle owners have between December 1 this year and March 31, 2017 to ensure their vehicles are inspected.

Every owner of a motor vehicle shall pay the inspection examination fee at the Government Cashier and present the Government receipting of payment of examination fee of the said vehicle to the Public Works Department Workshop at Number two area, Port Vila, so that they should give a date for the examination by the vehicle examiner to ascertain that it is in a road worthy condition.

Every owner of vehicle shall ensure their vehicle is fit for examination before taking it to inspection because this period of vehicle examination will be different and all requirements of road worthy condition as stated by the road traffic control act will be applied by the examination officer. Ensure that the examination of your vehicle has no fault and it will take time for you to make another booking for inspection. The Public Workshop Department of the Government of the Republic of Vanuatu has the capacity to inspect 80 to 100 vehicle per day.

There are around 14,000 vehicles in Port Vila alone and they must be covered within that period. The grace period for payment of annual road tax 2017 will be as usual from 1st of January to March 31, 2016. After that grace period there will be a charge of 25 percent added to the annual road tax payment of 2017.

Owners and drivers are reminded that after the payment of the inspection fee of the vehicle at the Government cashier, the driver or the owner must attend to the Public Works Department at Number Two area to produce that receipt of payment for vehicle examination for a booking date for the actual inspection or examination.

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