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LTA to install devices

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

THE new automated vehicle inspection devices for the LTA have arrived in the country.

And the authority will remove the existing inspection machines to make way for the installation of the new devices.

Authority CEO Naisa Tuinaceva said the devices were identified following a successful tender.

"A three-member team from LTA visited the USA late last year to inspect the machine and signed a memorandum of understanding with the Worldwide Environment Products, a Californian-based company contracted by the authority to provide, deliver and install the devices," he said.

"The removal of the old machines and the installation of the new equipment is expected to be completed within a month. This will also be a testing period for the machines.

"Engineers from the American company, who brought the equipment last week, will be involved in the installation, testing and also conduct training for the authority's technical officials."

The new machines, Mr Tuinaceva said, would specifically be used to weigh small public service vehicles and light commercial vehicles less than two tonnes.

"The devices are fully computerised and tests results will also be determined automatically based on what has been assessed by the system.

"The new system is expected to elevate the PSV sector to another level, especially with the conditions of some PSV vehicles running on the roads.

"It will ensure drivers and owners maintain their cars and PSV vehicles in a good condition at all times."

The machines feature a side slip tester, brake tester, suspension tester, speedometer tester, headlight tester, gas emission analyser, diesel smoke meter, sound level meter and also an emission inspection system.

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