EFE.- The Service of Inspection and Sanctions of Transport of the Autonomous Community made during the year 2018 a total of 976 offences linked to the transport of goods and travellers carried out on the road, which represents a decrease of 216 on the previous year.
The controls have the objective of ensuring the safety, reliability and optimal conditions of transport in the Region of Murcia. The inspections consist of checking the documentation of the companies and also in the control of the school transportation services for regular travellers, transport agencies or training courses of the certificate of professional competence.
The director-general of Transport, Coasts and Ports, Jose Ramon Diez de Revenga, took stock of this service that is provided from the ministry of Development and Infrastructures and stressed that the companies “mostly comply with the rules and exert their activity seamlessly; every time they are more aware and are more concerned with meeting all the legal requirements”.
Díez de Revenga indicated that the objective of the controls is to enhance the safety of the carriers and all users of the roads, as well as to eliminate unfair competition in the sector. The performance of the Inspection of regional Transport is part of the fulfillment of the National Plan of Inspection, which is annually approved by the Development Ministry and the different autonomous communities.
The director recalled that since the 3 December Transport Vehicles with Driver (VTC) that operate in the Region have to showcase the distinctive regional established by the Community that notes that are provided with the corresponding administrative authorisation. There have been a total of 21 controls VTC between the detected 13 violations during the year 2018.
The department of Development and Infrastructure is responsible to issue, renew or replace the cards driver that are necessary for the proper functioning of the digital tachograph installed in vehicles intended for the carriage of goods and passengers.
“In 2018 have been issued 7.182 cards of digital tachograph while the previous year were 911 more, reaching 8.093”, reported by Díez de Revenga, who reminded that these are mandatory since 2006 for all those vehicles whose weight exceeds 3,500 kilos or which can carry nine or more persons, including the driver.
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