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Motorists struggle to repair vehicles; gov’t to address

This vehicle was damaged by the Hurricane Irma.

Government said it will hold talks with traffic authorities to address the issue of motorists who have been struggling to get their hurricane-damaged vehicles roadworthy.

A number of local motorists said they have been experiencing financial difficulties that prevent them from getting their vehicles repaired in time for inspection and licensing by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Motorists have also claimed that they are having trouble sourcing vehicle parts to replace broken windshields, among other things that were damaged by the hurricanes.

While responding to the concerns, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said: “It’s difficult to get your vehicle licensed if there is no windshield. I think that’s a bit of a challenge and we’ll have to have a discussion with the Commissioner of [Motor Vehicles] about that. But I can understand the concern.”

His statement comes after Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communication and Works, Anthony McMaster told BVI News that the laws governing the licensing of vehicles remain the same regardless of the hurricanes.

McMaster had said any leniency would be at the discretion of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, Kye Rymer, and his team.

Ministry of Communications and Works is responsible for the DMV.

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  1. Mike says:

    Thanks for the news BVI. And regarding to the Department of Motor Vehicles, I’d like to recommend on the new DMV locator: https://dmvnearmenow.com/

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