How exactly does a regular technical inspection of motor vehicles - as carried out by the TÜV in Germany, for example - actually contribute to road safety? What kind of institution is best suited to finance and operate such an inspection system? And can the model simply be transferred to other countries?
This question is the subject of the journal "Saving Lives through Private Investment in Road Safety" - published as part of the World Bank Group's Mobility And Transport Connectivity Series. Among other things, the authors cite a paper written by the head of the CfM, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Schulz, in collaboration with Dr. Sebastian Scheler.
In their research paper "Getting Ready for Europe: An Empirical Assessment for the Introduction of Periodical Technical Inspections of Road Vehicles in Turkey", both authors examine the effects of the introduction of TÜVtürk. The authors show that the introduction of Periodical Technical Inspections (PTI) in Turkey has demonstrably increased road safety and also represents an economic stimulus. The results of the study can serve as encouragement for other countries to also introduce such a system.