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163D—Inspection of vehicles and issue of certificates of inspection

        (1)         A vehicle to which this Part applies must not be driven on a road while carrying passengers (other than the driver) unless the vehicle is the subject of a current certificate of inspection.

        (1a)         The owner and the operator of a vehicle to which this Part applies must ensure that the vehicle is produced to the Authority for inspection at least once within each prescribed period or as the Authority may direct in a particular case.

        (2)         Subject to subsections (3) and (3a), the Authority must, after inspection of a vehicle and on payment of the prescribed fee, issue a certificate of inspection in the prescribed form in respect of that vehicle and, subject to this Act, that certificate remains in force until the expiration of the next period, specified in the certificate, within which the vehicle must be again inspected.

        (3)         The Authority must not issue a certificate of inspection—

            (a)         if the inspection reveals a mechanical defect or inadequacy that may, in the opinion of the Authority, render the vehicle unsafe; or

            (b)         if the vehicle does not comply with prescribed requirements relating to its design, construction or safety.

        (3a)         The Authority may refuse a certificate of inspection if, in its opinion, the vehicle has not, since a certificate was last issued, been maintained in accordance with a prescribed scheme of maintenance that applies to the vehicle.

        (4)         The Minister may exempt such persons, or persons of such class, from payment of the prescribed fee as the Minister thinks fit.

        (5)         The Authority may, when issuing a certificate of inspection, attach such conditions to the certificate as it thinks fit.

        (6)         If a vehicle is driven on a road in contravention of subsection (1), or when a condition of a certificate of inspection in respect of the vehicle has not been complied with, the driver, the owner and the operator of the vehicle are each guilty of an offence.

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