26 Nov 2018

A 'tiny fraction' of WOF certifiers investigated - Transport Minister

From Morning Report, 7:50 am on 26 November 2018

The Transport Agency has banned another vehicle inspection business over its poor Warrant of Fitness assessments. Westland Automotive and Tyre in Auckland was suspended and its director Akram Zakeri stood down as a vehicle inspector, for failing to check brakes, seatbelts, steering and exhaust systems. Last week the agency admitted they knew for years that a mechanic in Dargaville was not doing proper checks, and only clamped down after a fatal car crash. The Minister for Transport is Phil Twyford. He talks to Susie Ferguson.