tests for motorcycles were not the only aspect of the proposal to be softened.
MVIS are used in evaluating the roadworthiness
of PUVs currently undergoing registration process or those apprehended for smoke-belching or having broken wipers, among other violations.
Just like the procedure for jeepneys, old trucks and buses will not be immediately removed if they pass the roadworthiness
test of the DOTr.
After the first roadworthiness
test (four years after the vehicle is placed in circulation), subsequent testing would take place every two years.
Failure to pass the inspection test which consists of sixty points test of roadworthiness
will result in the suspension of the vehicle's franchise.
Were they properly maintained and regularly inspected for roadworthiness
or was the servicing of the trucks left to the 19-year-old conscript drivers who are usually responsible for the vehicles?
The joint operation will involve checking vehicles for roadworthiness
and, where necessary, offering advice to drivers.
Unlicenced taxis are not examined for safety and roadworthiness
by the council and are not insured to carry passengers for hire.
The LTFRB also asked the bus operator to comply with guidelines within the 30-day suspension, which included inspection and determination of roadworthiness
of its authorized buses by the Land Transportation Office.
After drawing protests last week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) agreed to let operators of old trucks prove their roadworthiness
and skirt a year-old policy that imposes an age limit on cargo haulers.