April 21: Proposed Changes to Law Will Improve Vehicle Inspections

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Proposed amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act will provide greater oversight of designated inspection facilities and authorize inspectors to ensure the safety of commercial vehicles and private vehicles. The amendments will let the government:

  • Increase compliance through stronger audit powers, including direct access to inspection facilities to conduct ministry-led vehicle inspections
  • Simplify and strengthen the ability to cancel the designation of a facility or inspector to conduct mechanical or structural integrity vehicle inspections
  • Improve monitoring to closely track and scrutinize inspection facility owners and directors, as well as individual inspectors
  • Impose additional conditions on inspection facilities and inspectors, including training, testing and recertification.