OVER 2,000 Guardia Civil vehicles have not passed the Technical Vehicle Inspection (ITV) this year and at least 2,629 have accumulated more than 300,000 kms.
According to government figures, at least 3,562 vehicles of the fleet are older than 15 years old, however, if the renovation plans proposed by the Ministry of Interior are agreed to, the fleet will still not be “updated” until 2028.
The worrying and “unfavorable reports” on the ITV (Spain’s equivalent of the UK’s MOT) could have been even higher, according to the figures, since they did not include the data corresponding to Granada, Córdoba and A Coruña.
The highest incidence of failures has been found in the vehicles assigned to the Seville police force with over 290 failing to pass the ITV so far this year.
Breakdown of others:
- Madrid (232)
- Santa Cruz de Tenerife (171)
- Malaga (153)
- Valencia (138)
- Alicante (94)
- Navarra (81)
- La Rioja (70)
- Pontevedra (63)
- Cádiz (51)
In some positive news for the Guardia Civil, vehicles operating in Burgos, Ceuta and Murcia fully passed the inspection.
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