Warrant of fitness recalls rocket to almost 20,000
The number of vehicles needing warrant of fitness (WOF) rechecks stands at nearly 20,000 with the suspension of a ninth Auckland vehicle inspector. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) said Patrick Ah Wong and the St Johns franchise of Super Cheap Tyres & Auto Services was suspended after a long history of failing to properly check vehicle interiors, seatbelts, lighting systems and brakes. The agency is contacting 2443 affected motorists to offer them free vouchers for retesting in case they had been given WOFs incorrectly. Nationally, a dozen WOF inspectors have now been suspended and 19,915 vehicles recalled as part of a review of NZTA’s enforcement of transport regulations being led by law firm Meredith Connell.