The government is considering law changes that will pave the way for private warrant of fitness (WOF) inspectors to pull over vehicles, says Associate Transport Minister Simon Bridges.
Mr Bridges told TV3's The Nation that under new reforms cars would only need a WOF annually rather than every six months.
"Randomised" roadside checks could also be carried out by private companies, contracted by the government, to check the safety of cars. Currently, only police can conduct roadside checks.
Annual rather than six monthly WOF checks would increase road safety, if accompanied by more roadside checks, which was a smarter way to do it, he said.
I would much rather retain the six monthly WOF checks, personally. I can book the appointment and I don't have to worry about random pull overs and potential delays on my journeys making me late for what ever I'm on my way to at the time.
What the heck is wrong with the system we have now?
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