DOTr to rid roads of undesirable PUVs with MVIS

DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade watches a demo on the MVIS. (DOTr photo)

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) will soon be acquiring 26 units of mobile Motor Vehicle Inspection System (MVIS) as part of the Duterte administration’s PUV modernization program.

If and when these MVIS units come into use, the government will now be able to determine the roadworthiness of public utility vehicles and remove them from the streets to avoid accidents.

“Kung maayos ang sasakyan mo, wala ka dapat ikatakot. Kung bulok ka, dun matakot ka,” said DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade at the sidelines of the MVIS demo.

Tugade personally witnessed the operation of an MVIS prototype at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) main compound in Quezon City on Friday.

The demo, also witnessed by DOTr Undersecretary for Road Transport Tim Orbos, LTO chief Edgar Galvante, and other transportation officials, was conducted by one of the proponents, a Poland-based company.

During the demo, Polish engineers supervised and explained how the roadworthiness inspection would be conducted.

The first that went through the road inspection was an impounded public utility jeepney, which was tested for its braking capacity.

A passenger bus, was next to be inspected and was tested for its smoke emission.

The PUVs will all go through five stages of inspection procedure at the MVI Center, which include the testing of brakes, suspension, speedometer, and headlights.

LTO recently rehabilitated two of the four MVIS lanes at the North MVIC. Two other MVIS lanes were also restored at the South MVIC in Pasay City.