As part of its agenda and commitment to improving the delivery of services at the Licensing Division, the Ministry of Works and Transport launched the new Electronic Vehicle Inspection System (EVIS) on March 25th, 2022.
This System is the most recent initiative in the continuum of instrumental changes intended to support the thrust toward the Licensing Division’s overall digitalization agenda. The EVIS includes the use of handheld electronic devices, equipped with specialized software that remotely connects to the Licensing Division. It is designed to ensure that all vehicles are safe to operate on the nation’s roads, thus contributing to a safer transportation network. Under the new system, customers will also receive the new inspection sticker inserted with a barcode that provides access to shared information among all stakeholders, such as the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and the Licensing Division.
Along with increased accountability, the EVIS is set to enhance the transparency of services, provide greater efficiency and ensure accuracy of data. It facilitates the migration from a manual paper-based system to a fully computerised one, which is set to eliminate the proliferation of corrupt practices. Through a robust verification process underpinned by due diligence, it will now become mandatory for vehicles to meet the requisite checklist of requirements before a certificate of approval and inspection sticker are issued. The greater aim is to provide assurance to all stakeholders that all vehicles on the nation’s roads are deemed roadworthy.
Minister Sinanan expressed confidence that the Electronic Vehicle Inspection System will eliminate the challenges of the previous manual system, which included the difficulty in validating inspection stickers, obsolete processes, and the issuing of approvals to vehicles not deemed roadworthy, which contributed to poor enforcement efforts. The Minister also reaffirmed the Ministry’s commitment to the full digitalization of all its services at the Licensing Division to implement improved systems to meet the needs of a 21st century nation.