Police in Nova Scotia say they found 27 fake motor vehicle inspection (MVI) stickers during multiple spot-checks on Halifax and Dartmouth roads last week.
The traffic blitz also discovered 20 legitimate MVI stickers that had exired.
In all, some 94 tickets were written and 29 vehicles towed away.
But it is the phoney stickers that really concerns them.
“Even one false MVI is a road safety issue because, keep in mind that, from what we have found anyway, these sell anywhere from $180 to $250,” said Sgt. Monier Chediac of Halifax Regional Police Traffic Services in a CTV report that you can view HERE. “And so, a lot of times, if someone is buying a sticker at that cost, it’s to bury or conceal more significant issues – sometimes in the thousands of dollars.”
Half of the 27 vehicles had bald tires or faulty brakes. One had a rusted-out frame.
Years ago, annual motor vehicle inspections were required across Canada, but now Nova Scotia is the only one that still requires inspections every two years.