Wednesday 13 December 2017

Annual inspection of commercial vehicles to start next year

Thursday 07 December 2017

Annual inspection of commercial vehicles to start next year

The rising number of commercial vehicles stopped in road checks in a "very poor and dangerous condition" has prompted the introduction of annual roadworthiness inspections.

Infrastructure Minister Deputy Eddie Noel said: “Unfortunately, road checks have uncovered some commercial vehicles in a very poor and dangerous condition. We cannot allow this to continue. We have been talking to the industry, where there has been significant support for the initiative. Those operators who take care of their vehicles will not find the scheme onerous.”

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) will be bringing in a Vehicle Operator Licensing Scheme and the Minister says he'll start by implementing annual roadworthiness inspections (ARI) early in 2018.

The aim of Vehicle Operator Licencing is to set a basic standard of maintenance and inspections that should be expected for large commercial vehicles. 

Initially, inspections will be compulsory for all commercial vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, those passing the inspection will be issued with a Certificate of Compliance, which will be valid for 12 months. This will later be extended, in 2019, to include vehicles that fall into the over 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes category. 

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Posted by nigel pearce on
Then later extended to include all vehicles. We know what he's up to.
Posted by B De Gruchy on
Well said Nigel. Show us the raw data they are basing this on. That way we can calculate the figures as a percentage of those stopped Randomly. Vacuous vague statements like 'uncovered some' could been said about any year in the past 100. This is just another needless expense to lump onto islanders and to prop-up a states quango.
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