The application of a new federal vehicle verification to review the mechanical conditions of automobiles will not imply modifications to the state vehicle verification program for emission control, explained Patricia Martinez Beardcoordinator of the state cabinet for land management, commented that So far they do not know how the federal review will be applied and if the state administration will participate in any way.
“We need the Federal Government to establish how this is going to unfold to all the States of the country, what it is going to involve, who is going to operate it. They published a norm, but they have not said how this implementation is going to be, regardless of that we continue with the responsible verification program, ”he said.
The state official ruled out a possible extension in the application of fines to motorists who do not comply with verifying their vehicles, said that his application is still standing as of July; he downplayed the delay in enabling verification centers and argued that there are enough lines for owners to comply with the process.
“People also sometimes want the verification to be done at the center closest to their home, however it does not mean that there are no appointments at other verification centers, we would ask them to be open to going to other centers. It is not a delay (in the opening of centers) they are programmed so that their construction is progressive, ”she explained.
The new federal vehicular verification or inspection is contemplated in the Official Mexican Standard (NOM) 236 called “Motor vehicles-physical-mechanical conditions” It implies that certain cars must undergo a new verification that will consist of a technical inspection that will evaluate their conditions to circulate safely in the national territory.
On the subject, the deputy Monica Magana, president of the Legislative Mobility Commission, explained that the application of the NOM is the responsibility of the federal Executive Power, which must define how it will proceed. She commented that the provision does not imply reforms to state laws.
“It is not up to us because it is already an applicable executive technical standard, it is the Executive Power that has to coordinate, it comes from the Federation and there we do not have much margin”he detailed.
The legislator explained that the new state Mobility Law will not include the issue of verification.