Explore Options to Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Vehicle Safety Inspections

Project Updates as at 30 November, 2016

Status: Stepped-down and removed from Project Future

This project identified improvements that could be implemented immediately.  Specifically, the following initiatives are to be enhanced:

  • Refine and extend partnership arrangements with Private Garages to improve customer access to the service and address quality concerns.
  • Work with RCIPS to address non-compliance with inspection requirements which will both boost the collection of outstanding revenue and help to improve road safety.
  • Improve access, resources, facilities and training linked to the new site in the Eastern district.

The Assessment also identified a potential for investment in the future related to the need for a new road testing arena estimated to be a $1.5m investment, and an emission control system which will require legislative amendments and further research. Should these be necessary, a new business case will be prepared at the time.

Project Updates as at 25 May, 2016

Related EY Recommendations:

13.1.15 – Outsourcing and employee mutuals, vehicles safety inspections and examiners


Minister: Hon. Kurt Tibbetts

Project Sponsor: Mr. Alan Jones, Chief Officer

Overview (taken from Cabinet’s Project Future Programme Brief): This project will review the efficiency and effectiveness of current in-house vehicle inspections activity provided by the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing, and evaluate the current activity of private sector providers. If appropriate it will then examine the scope to increase the use of private sector providers and reduce the size of government operations.

Status: This project is being progressed. (A Strategic Assessment has been approved by Cabinet.) (Press Release)

Ministry/Portfolio Update:

  • A Strategic Assessment was submitted and a quality review has been completed. It has been finalised for approval.