Community Safety

Take Your Car For Regular Roadworthiness Test

A roadworthy car is one that is in an acceptable condition that allows for safe driving and transportation.

Driving an unroadworthy car is illegal as well as unsafe and dangerous.  

When you buy a new or used car it is a priority to get a roadworthy certificate for the car that will show that it is in full working condition use of the road. Your car cannot be registered in your name if it does not have a roadworthy certificate.

If your motor vehicle is used for public transport or is a heavy-load vehicle (excluding buses), it needs to be tested for roadworthiness every year roadworthiness every six months. Vehicles can be tested either at a private or public vehicle testing station.

What you should do

  1. Visit the vehicle testing station of your choice with the following:
    • Vehicle’s registration certificate
    • Identity Document (ID)
    • Prescribed fee. 
  2. Complete the application for certification of roadworthiness (ACR) form.

How long does it take?

The application is processed on the same day.

How much does it cost?

Contact the relevant testing station for prices

Forms to complete

Forms are available at your nearest testing station.

What does the testing centre examine?

The roadworthiness test checks the following aspects of the vehicle:

◾Identification and documentation

◾Electrical systems

◾Fittings and equipment (including mirrors, safety belts, etc.)

◾Braking system

◾Wheels (including tyre condition)

◾Suspension and undercarriage



◾Exhaust system

◾Transmission and driving instruments

◾Vehicle dimensions