The police have today said that they will start a special operation from January 1 to check vehicles to see if they meet the standards set by the Transport Ministry and invalidate the roadworthiness of vehicles that do not meet the standards.
In a statement issued today the police said that vehicles that do not meet the standards can only drive after correcting the issues with their vehicles.
Police said that the operation will be conducted in accordance with regulations made to test roadworthiness of vehicles made under the Act number 5/2009 Motor Vehicle Act.
According to the statement, during the operation police will check if the brakes work properly, if the silencer is modified to make loud noises, if the rear mirrors are installed and if all the lights work properly.
Police also said that they will invalidate the roadworthiness of vehicles that have black smoke coming out from the exhaust, vehicles that have installed loud sound producing tools, vehicles that have installed extra lights other than the ones that are there when the vehicle was bought, vehicles that have changed the colors of lights that are stated in the laws to be in a specific color and vehicles that leak oil.
Furthermore, the police reminded all drivers to see if their vehicles meet the roadworthiness standards required by the transport ministry.
Police have been advising drivers of vehicles that do not meet the standards to correct them during the traffic operations police have been conducting, the police added.
Police stated that the objective of the operation to check the roadworthiness of vehicles was to ensure the citizens that the roads are safe.
In the statement the police thanked all the citizens for their cooperation to police.