Drivers and businesses call for action as ITV test centres fail to cope with demand

Queues at El Palo ITV station.
Queues at El Palo ITV station. / SUR
  • Motorists' patience begins to wear thin, as waits for the regular compulsory test can reach up to a month and a half

Drivers and transport firms have called for a solution to the long delays at ITV vehicle testing centres across the province.

Vehicle owners needing to pass their regular obligatory test are having to wait for as much as a month and a half for an appointment, while others hoping to find a slot without a previous booking queue up from the early hours.

Users blame the management (the nine stations in the province are run by the public firm Veiasa, part of the Junta de Andalucía) for the shortage of staff.

On Thursday representatives of the Socialist opposition party (PSOE) accused the PP-Cs coalition now governing the Junta of "making the service worse to justify its privatisation".

The Junta have responded by stating that the crisis will be over "in a matter of days", but the fact that they did not specify how the problem will be solved means their statement will have done little to assuage doubts.