1.Administering, supervising and monitoring the PTI sector

  • There is no state strategy or action plan
  • There is no clear division of rights and responsibilities of different agencies
  • The monitoring mechanism is imperfect and is mostly based on video-surveillance
  • There is no unified electronic system/database

Recommendation: Establish an agency responsible for monitoring

EU standard: In Sweden, for example, the primary responsible body is the department for roads and railway of the transport agency

2) Sector analysis

– There is no clear statistics on the causes of road accidents

– In the causes of road accidents, there is no recording on a technical condition of a vehicle

Recommendation: Introducing detailed statistical data collection on road accidents

EU standard: EU divides the incompliance of vehicle’s technical condition in three categories: insignificant, significant, and hazardous

3) Air pollution components

– Air pollution monitoring mechanism is flawed

EU standard: EU uses the EU 6 standard, which sets limits to much more chemicals in air exhaust and controls 9 elements.

4) Implementation mechanism


  • introducing contactless inspections for air pollution controls
  • separate processing of video-fines and polices fines
  • systematically documenting and publishing fines given by the regional police

5) Operators’ qualifications

– Georgian Technical University trains and certifies inspectors through its one-month course

– It’s challenging for PTI centers to find the right people and train them

– PTI centers usually train inspectors internally for 3-11 months before sending them to the Georgian Technical University course

– There is no unified approach on technical flaws in vehicles – insignificant and hazardous flaws carry same weight, which creates confusion about the results and implementation of the inspection reform.


  • Intensive trianing of inspectors for raising their profesionalism, communication skills and awareness on the importance of the inspections
  • Training of the hot-line operators
  • Developing user-friendly website for users

6) Information campaign

– Low level of civil responsibility was named as one of the challenges

– Another challenge is ‘softening’ of PTI centers – users prefer those centers where standards are known to be more relaxed

Recommendation: Video commercials were named as one of the most effective ways of awareness raising. It’s also important relevant public servants on PTI issues.


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