Put vehicle safety first - renew your Warrant of Fitness
Waka Kotahi is reminding vehicle owners in regions which have moved to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 that Warrant of Fitness (WoF) and Certificate of Fitness (CoF) inspections are now available at most sites, to ensure drivers can get their vehicles checked and have confidence that they are safe on our roads.
WoFs and CoFs that could not be renewed under a Level 4 lockdown can be renewed at Alert Level 3, and there is no need to wait, says Waka Kotahi.
“Most inspections sites in regions under Alert Level 3 are now open, and we’re encouraging people not to delay booking in their inspections,” says Nicole Botherway, Senior Manager Safer Vehicles.
“Visit the website of your local inspection site or contact them to see if they are open and to book an appointment to ensure your vehicle meets required safety standards and you are driving legally.”
“Sites will be following strict COVID operating procedures and providing a contactless service. Vehicle owners can play their part by wearing a mask and ensuring their vehicle is clean and tidy and that all personal belongings are removed before they drop it off.
“As all vehicles are also legally required to display a current vehicle licence (rego), Waka Kotahi will allow online vehicle re-licensing without a current WoF or CoF for the time being. We would not normally allow this as all vehicles must have a current vehicle inspection to receive a rego but it is something we can do to assist Kiwis while access to inspection sites to obtain a WoF or CoF is restricted to essential workers or is not possible at Alert Level 4, and may be limited at Level 3,” Ms Botherway says.
“This temporary solution worked well last year when lockdown made it impossible for motorists to re-licence their vehicles online because they didn’t have current WoF or CoF, and we are happy to repeat it.”
Licence fees are backdated to the original expiry date, and you can renew online now.
Driver licensing and testing facilities remain closed until level 2. Customers with tests already booked will be rescheduled to the earliest possible test once services resume.
Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable journey. Keep up to date with:
Wednesday 1st of September 2021: State highway works in Wellington and Wairarapa are resuming, following the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 this week for most of New Zealand, excluding Auckland and Northland.
Tuesday 24th of August 2021: Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is extending the consultation for proposed new speed limits and safety improvements for State Highway 2 (SH2) in Wairarapa by three weeks, to ensure that everyone in the community has the ability to make a submission.
Sunday 22nd of August 2021: The COVID-19 situation in New Zealand continues to evolve and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is committed to supporting safety during this time.
Friday 20th of August 2021: Data released today by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency confirms a significant drop in travel within New Zealand’s main urban centres following the move to Covid-19 Alert Level 4.
Monday 9th of August 2021: Here’s how a student investigated road safety for NCEA geography, focusing on the very highway where his own family has felt the effects of a crash.
Friday 30th of July 2021: State Highway 2 over the Remutaka Hill closes for its annual maintenance and slip prevention work on various nights between September 2021 and June 2022. The schedule is available on this page. The highway may have to close at other times for emergency works, weather or accidents.
Monday 26th of July 2021: Waka Kotahi are looking at ways to make the Wairarapa safer through a range of interventions along the sections of State Highway 2 (SH2) in the region.
Tuesday 29th of June 2021: Thank you to road users for your patience in May and June during the State Highway 2 Remutaka Hill project to improve the long-term strength of the highway and keep people safe.
Saturday 1st of May 2021: Over the month of May WRSC have been working with
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