To demonstrate the capability of Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS) as part of government’s effort to maintain roadworthiness of vehicles, transportation officials led the media Monday afternoon in a walk-through at QWIK Vehicle Inspection Services, a fully-operational Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (PMVIC) located at Sto. Domingo, Angeles City Pampanga.
Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante, chief of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) said under the MVIS, the PMVIC will undertake visual and machines tests of vehicles prior to registration.
The inspection will include 39 items in the above carriage, 29 items in undercarriage, emission, alignment (side slip), suspension, brake and speedometer tests.
He also added MVIC is not after the model of the car but the roadworthiness of the car.
Based on data released by the World Health Organization there are about 1.35 million people who died yearly due to road accidents and it cost most countries 3% of their gross domestic product.
In the Philippines, 12,000 people died on the road every year a result of road traffic crashes.
Addressing the questions from the media about the status of Private Emission Testing Centers (PETC), DOTr Undersecretary for Administrative Services Artemio Tuazon Jr., explained that the DOTr will continue to renew their authorization but we told the operators that once PMVIC becomes available in their area, we have to terminate their authorization.
DOTr Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary for Procurement and Project Implementation Giovanni Lopez underscored that the plan for Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS) on the other hand said that this project has been in the drawing board for more than 12 years and it was realized only under the administration of President Duterte under the leadership of DOTr Secretary Arthur and LTO chief, Asec. Galvante.
At least 138 PMVIC are targeted by DOTr nationwide and so far, has issued 31 notice to operate and 7 provisional authority to operators.
Officials who were also present at the event were LTO Region III Director
Eduardo Guzman and LTO Region IV-A Director Atty. Noreen Bernadette San Luis-Lutey.