A nationwide vehicle inspection program to support overall road safety and traffic
In 2002, the Ministry of Transport in Turkey began discussions with TÜV SÜD on how to create a modern system of vehicle inspections to solve the country’s road safety challenges. The existing vehicle inspection system was not able to deal with the high vehicle accident and fatality rates.
The existing system suffered from the following problems:
- There was an insufficient number of stations.
- No proper testing equipment was available.
- Staff were not properly trained to conduct inspections.
In 2005, TÜVTÜRK was established to provide a modern vehicle inspection system based on the model found in Germany, but customised to meet the requirements of the local market.