The government is not stopping from ensuring that all public utility vehicles (PUVs) are roadworthy and are capable of keeping the safety of commuters. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has recently reactivated the Motor Vehicle Inspection Service to check if motor vehicles that are being registered are safe and roadworthy.
DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade together with Undersecretary for Road Transport Tim Orbos, LTO chief Edgar Galvante, and other transportation officials personally witnessed the demonstration of the Motor Vehicle Inspection System prototype at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) main compound in Quezon City.
In a demo conducted by a Poland-based company, their engineers supervised and explained how the road worthiness inspection would be conducted.
The demo began with an impounded jeepney that was tested for its braking capacity. It was followed by a passenger bus that was testes for its smoke emission. PUVs will have to go through five stages of inspection procedure at the MVI Center. The procedure will include testing of brakes, suspension, speedometer, and headlights.
As part of the Duterte administration’s PUV Modernization Program, DOTr will soon be acquiring 26 mobile Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS) units. LTO on the other hand, recently restored two of the four MVIS lanes at the North MVIC and another two lanes at the South MVIC in Pasay City.