36,394 vehicles inspected in Georgia, 75% roadworthy

Currently there are 400,000 cars that drive along the streets of Georgia's capital. Photo by N. Alavidze/Agenda.ge.
Agenda.ge, 22 Jun 2018 - 14:01, Tbilisi,Georgia

A total of 36,394 vehicles have been inspected in Georgia as of June 20, 2018 and 75 percent of them (27,143 vehicles) have been found road-worthy, announces Georgia’s Ministry of Economy.

Only 5,953 addressed technical inspection centres for a second round of inspections of which 243 vehicles failed again.

Out of the inspected vehicles in the reporting period 8,532 belonged to legal entities, says the ministry.

The vehicles are being inspected following seven major criteria: brakes, steering mechanism, suspension, visibility, car lights, emissions and tires. So far most of the problems that the inspected vehicles have are related to emissions, car lights and brakes.

Mandatory vehicle inspections started in Georgia from January 1, 2018 and powerful engine vehicles (+ 3.5 tonnes) and passenger vehicles (+8 seats) were inspected at the first stage.

The next round of inspections will start on July 1, 2018 and it will be undertaken for vehicles belonging to state agencies and legal entities.