More than 7,700 cars registered with the council of A Coruña have an expired vehicle technical inspection.
Road safety experts are concerned about the ageing of the vehicle fleet, as it is dangerous for both road traffic and the environment.
The European Union’s and the United Nations’ aim is to halve the number of traffic fatalities by 2020 taking the figures for 2011 as a reference.
Interview with managing director of SYC ITV, Juan Diego Rodriguez in La Voz de Galicia.
This was the most remarkable piece of data presented in the annual presentation of the 2013 Annual Report by Carmen Fernández, our spokesperson, in relation to the Vehicle Technical Inspections carried out in Galicia by SYC.ITV. In total, 1.3 million inspections were carried out, a 6% increase compared to 2012 and which can be related to the rise in the lifespan of the cars on Galician roads.
With this in mind, our general director, Juan Diego Rodríguez, highlighted that currently, the average age of the vehicles is 11 years, compared with the 9 years before the crisis. He also pointed out that the main defects encountered in the vehicles were related to failures in the electrical system, axes, wheels and brakes.
Undoubtedly, this practice is very dangerous and seriously endangers the lives of people on the road.
We must pay close attention to the latest scam related to the automotive industry that has been discovered in recent weeks. This scam is to convert old tyres into “semi-new ones” through a retreading system from countries in the East or Russia. Undoubtedly, this practice is very dangerous and seriously endangers the lives of people on the road.
In order to improve road safety, the European Parliament has decided to support the Commission’s proposal to extend periodic inspections to motorcycles, mopeds as well as some trailers. They also support a system based on risk levels to carry out roadside inspections of commercial vehicles and new rules on documentation of vehicles.
Only 2% of Spanish drivers change their summer tyres for winter ones. This figure is stated in a report by Goodyear, which concludes that Spanish drivers are still reluctant to put on winter tyres.