We refer to Mr Adam Chan Teck Guan’s letter “Review vehicle inspection period” (ST Online, 10 August 2015).
A timely and regular vehicle inspection regime ensures that vehicle owners maintain their vehicles in roadworthy condition and this minimises the potential of their being a hazard and causing inconvenience to other road users. We regularly review the frequency and passing standards of the inspection test to ensure that they are in line with the latest international standards and practices.
On Mr Chan’s hypothesis that warranties keep cars in a better condition at the three-year mark, the reality is that seven per cent of cars failed their three-year vehicle inspection in 2014. The percentage has in fact increased since 2008.
Motorists may have their mandatory vehicle inspections done at any of the nine LTA-authorised vehicle inspection centres. Inspection fees are set by the inspection companies and are not determined by LTA.
We thank Mr Chan for the opportunity to clarify.
Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations
Land Transport Authority