No motor vehicle,that is subject to inspection can be operated unless it has undergone inspection conducted by the Ministry of Transport (or by the Light motor Vehicle Inspection organization authorized by the Ministry in the case of mini-sized motor vehicles) and is provided with a motor vehicle inspection certificate.
Besides the motor vehicles that are subject to registration, three-wheeled/four/wheeled mini-sized motor vehicles and small-motor cycle are obligated to undergo inspection.
As of the end of December 1996, motor vehicles that are subject to undergo inspection totaled 52.29 million, and this represents an increase of 15.09 million during the preceding decade.
Major types of inspection are as follows:
The valid term of the motor vehicle inspection certificate is as follows:
|Examples of Type of Motor Vehicles||Valid Term|
|New passenger cars for private use||3 years|
|Passenger cars for private use (excluding those listed in the preceding)
Large-sized special motor vehicles and mini-sized trucks
|Taxis, buses for business use, trucks, tank lories, buses for private use, motor vehicles for kindergarten children||1 year|
The Road Vehicles Act requires a motor vehicle not to be offered for operation unless it meets the technical standards for safety as well as for pollution Prevention. Motor vehicle users are obligated to undergo periodical checks and maintenance in order to keep their motor vehicles in proper condition at all times.Inspection Procedures