Road safety: Older cars are allowed to drive without an additional MOT

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Older cars are allowed to drive without an additional MOT

Road safety: Older cars are allowed to drive without an additional MOT-road

The Audi A3 on the lift of the TuV inspector is at least ten years old (built from 1996 to 2003), and according to the wishes of EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas, it should soon be one year oldfor the main inspection

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The EU Commission has apparently finally failed with the proposal to send all older cars to the TuV once a year. A regulation based on the German model could now come into effect.

Nafter the transport ministers of the member states, the transport committee of the EU parliament has now also rejected the annual general inspection for older cars. The committee also did not confirm the Commission’s proposal to introduce a Europe-wide inspection requirement for motorcycles and car trailers under two tons.

Plans by the EU Commission provided for passenger cars over six years and vehicles with a mileage of more than 160,000 kilometers to undergo an annual technical inspection. Instead, the members of the committee decided to stipulate the regulation valid in Germany of a review every two years for all EU countries.

The plenary session of the European Parliament now has to agree to this. And: The individual EU states can still introduce country-specific regulations.

Two-wheeler checks are not mandatory everywhere

The Commission has not been able to prevail in the case of motorcycles and car trailers either. The committee rejected the proposal to introduce a Europe-wide inspection requirement for motorcycles and car trailers under two tons.

Although two-wheelers are already required to be inspected in Germany and other EU countries, inspection of these vehicles is voluntary in other countries such as Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Light caravans, on the other hand, will have to undergo a TuV inspection in the future, according to the will of the European Parliament’s committee. Nothing will change for German trailer drivers: Even now, every trailer must be regularly presented to the TuV or another testing organization (e.g. Dekra, GTu).

For a total weight of up to 750 kilograms, the same rule applies as for cars: the main inspection is carried out 36 months after the new registration, then every two years.

Risk labeling planned

Trailers with a total weight of between 750 and 3500 kilograms (this is where most caravans are found) must be checked every 24 months, and even heavier trailers every twelve months.

In addition, the introduction of a risk label for commercial vehicles is planned. As a result, vehicles are identified by companies that have shown poor results during inspections.

These vehicles are to be provided with a sticker that will allow the authorities to proceed with vehicle controls in a more targeted manner than before. However, through regular checks of company vehicles, the companies concerned have the opportunity to lower their risk profile again.

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