The number of drivers who underwent vehicle inspection has decreased in the last six months.
Pavel Brachko, the deputy head of the technical policy department of the Ministry of Transport and Communication, turned attention to this trend at a press conference in Minsk on July 29, BelaPAN news agency reports.
“The situation with vehicle inspection is not quite good. About 144,000 certificates were given. It is 21.2% less in comparison with the same period last year. We think the main reason is the imposing of the state duty on vehicles for the right to use roads,” Brachko said.
He thinks the situation will change after fines for using a vehicle without the inspection certificate will be raised in accordance with the amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences. “It will stabilise the situation,” the representative of the Ministry of Transport thinks.
He noted the ministry tries to make inspection services more available. A permanent check station was opened in the town of Khoiniki this year. Earlier, drivers of the Khoiniki and Brahin districts had to undergo inspection at a mobile station, which visited the districts twice a year. “It will be easier for citizens to undergo vehicle inspection,” the official said. According to him, a station in the Kamiantets district (the Brest region) will be opened this year.
Brachko says the Ministry of Transport organises annual competitions to choose the best check station, driving school and traffic organisation.