A total of 710,378 vehicles were inspected in Georgia in 2020, of which 69% (488,824 vehicles) were roadworthy but 31% (219,895 vehicles) failed inspection, reports local media outlet IPN based on data provided by the Ministry of Economy of Georgia.
In addition 1,659 have been banned from use on roads.
Last year 13,863 minibuses were inspected in Georgia of which 42 minibuses were banned from use on roads, 9,657 were found roadworthy and 4,164 failed inspection.
Mandatory vehicle inspections started in Georgia on January 1, 2018. Heavy vehicles (+3.5 tonnes) and passenger vehicles (+8 seats) were inspected during this first stage.
The next round of inspections started on July 1, 2018 and was undertaken for vehicles belonging to state agencies and legal entities.
Since January 1, 2019, inspections are mandatory for all Georgian vehicles.