The revamp of VTNZ’s testing station on Seaview Road has changed the direction of the Certificate of Fitness lanes, so trucks no longer need to obstruct the main road while waiting to be tested. A new lane dedicated entirely to Warrant of Fitness inspections has also been created.
VTNZ Seaview Station Manager Chris Pollard says this will make Seaview Road much safer for everyone travelling on it.
“In the past, both trucks and cars came into the station by exiting off Seaview Road. When there were too many trucks at the station and they couldn’t all fit in to the driveway they would park in the median strip in the middle of the road, creating a hazard for everyone travelling on it,” says Mr Pollard.
Now cars will still come into the station from Seaview Road (via their own new driveway) but trucks will use the entrance off Hutt Park Road.
“This means there will be no need for trucks to park on any public roads while they’re waiting for an inspection, making it a lot safer for everyone,” he says.
“Up until now we have just been a two lane station where all vehicles went over the same lanes. Now people with cars, motorbikes and trailers needing a Warrant of Fitness have their own lane so they don’t have to worry about competing with trucks anymore.”
Along with the lane changes, the customer waiting area at VTNZ Seaview has also been refurbished.
“People can now enjoy a larger, more comfortable area while they wait for their vehicles to be tested.”
To mark the completion of the renovations, VTNZ Seaview held a celebration day on Saturday 20 November 2010. Locals were invited to come along and check out the station’s improvements and enjoy a sausage sizzle at the same time. Plus all customers who got a Warrant of Fitness on the day also collected Triple Fly Buys points.