NZTA extends expiry date
The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has extended the expiry date of all unused vouchers provided to the owners of vehicles previously inspected by suspended WoF providers and is strongly encouraging them to get their vehicle’s warrant of fitness (WOF) rechecked free of charge.
The vouchers will now be valid until 31 March 2019.
Steve Haszard managing partner at Meredith Connell, who has been hired to lead the regulatory function at the agency, is urging people to get their vehicles re-checked without delay.
“We can’t legally compel vehicle owners to get their vehicles rechecked, but it’s important that the owners of these vehicles understand that they may not have been properly inspected during the previous WoF check carried out by these suspended providers. We’re reminding people again that the recheck costs will be met by the NZTA.
“All vehicle owners have a responsibility to ensure that their vehicle is up to WoF standard every day it is on the road. We want to make sure the owners of these vehicles know that it’s important to get these re-checks done to keep their family members, friends and passengers safe – it’s that simple."
“Do the right thing, get your vehicle rechecked.”
So far, just 16 per cent of vehicle owners contacted have had their vehicles re-checked. Of those, 83 per cent have now passed after re-inspection, but just 40 per cent passed their first re-inspection. This compares with an overall WOF pass rate in New Zealand of approximately 60 per cent.
Detailed information including re-check rates for individual WOF providers can be found on the NZTA website here. This data will be updated fortnightly.