Second stage of WoF changes hit next week

Second stage of WoF changes hit next week

wofThe second stage of changes to the Warrant of Fitness scheme comes into effect next Tuesday – July 1.

From that date, all light vehicles first registered anywhere in the world on or after 1 January 2000 will move from six-monthly to annual WoFs for the lifetime of the vehicle.

Light vehicles first registered between 2004 and 2008 moved from six-monthly to annual inspections from January 1 of this year.

NZ Transport Agency acting manager for access and use Robyn Elston says the changes are aimed at saving people time and money – without compromising on safety.

“Six-monthly WoF inspections were introduced back in the 1930s and vehicle safety technology has dramatically improved since then,” Elston says. “Moving these vehicles to 12 monthly WoF inspections will save private vehicle owners and businesses time and money, without compromising on road safety.”

To support the changes and encourage vehicle owners to take a more active role in keeping their cars safe, Elston says the Transport Agency is in the midst of the $2 million, three-year Check Your Car public awareness campaign.

The changes were subject to significant debate when announced late last year.

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