PMVICs Mandatory Vehicle Inspection Remain Suspended, LTO Chief Says
LTO Chief Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante clarified that PMVICs mandatory inspection of motor vehicles remains suspended.
The Land Transportation Office together with Department of Transportation Secretary Art Tugade said that the mandatory inspection of motor vehicles at private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs) are still suspended.
A few months ago, LTO required all the public and private vehicles to undergo a mandatory testing at private motor vehicle inspection centers before drivers could register their vehicles.
Galvante clarified that PMVICs operation remains functional but the mandatory inspection of motor vehicles are still suspended. He said that motorists could have their vehicles inspected at private emission testing centers.
“Hindi naman na-suspend ang operation ng PMVICs. They can still operate. Ang na-suspend lamang ay iyong mandatory inspection sa PMVICs, at implementation ng GAORs. Ibig sabihin, sa mga lugar kung saan may mga PMVIC, malaya pa ring makapamimili ang tao kung sa PMVIC o PETC magpapa-inspect ng sasakyan bago magpa-rehistro,” Galvante said.
Vehicle owners can still visit PMVICs for roadworthiness and compliance with the Clean Air Act, according to their own will.
LTO made the statement after PMVICs in some provinces have resumed mandatory motor vehicle inspections amid the suspension order. Galvante made the clarification to prevent misunderstanding.
The agency said that they could process an average of 35,000 vehicle registration renewals per day.
“Under the leadership and guidance of Secretary Art Tugade, transport agencies have been pursuing road transport improvement initiatives to mitigate the rise in vehicular accidents, and fully uphold road safety. The PMVIC program is just one of the basket of solutions to address roadworthiness of vehicles. Lives will be saved if all vehicles travelling the roads are truly roadworthy,” Asec. Galvante added.
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