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National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996)


National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000

Chapter VI : Fitness of Vehicles

Part I : Testing stations, roadworthy certificates and certification of roadworthiness

137E. Powers and duties of the inspectorate of testing stations


(1) The inspectorate of testing stations—
(a) shall, evaluate a testing station in accordance with the requirements referred to in Schedule 4 and recommend to the MEC—
(i) the suitability of such testing station for registration; and
(ii) the grading of such testing station;
(b) shall, in respect of every testing station, conduct at least one inspection per year to monitor the standards applied at every testing station;
(c) may advise any testing station on the improvement and maintenance of testing facilities and procedures; and
(d) shall, when necessary, recommend to the MEC the suspension or cancellation of the registration of a testing station.


(2) A person employed by, or who acts on behalf of, the inspectorate of testing stations, may at any reasonable time—
(a) inspect, examine or test any motor vehicle; and
(b) without prior notice—
(i) enter the premises of any testing station;
(ii) inspect any records of the testing station referred to in subregulation 1 (a)(i); and
(iii) question any person with regard to any matter relating to the operation of the testing station referred to in subregulation (1).


[Regulation 137E inserted by regulation 11 of Notice No. R. 589 of 2009]