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How to advance the ITV without losing days of validity: deadlines and fines of up to 500 euros

Date: May 30, 2024 Time: 18:39:15

With vacations on the horizon, getting your car ready can avoid last-minute scares. This implies not only going to the highest. Many cars pass the technical vehicle inspection (ITV) in the summer months and rush until the last day. Why not spend it a month before the date is due? Many believe that validity time is lost but now the Spanish Association of Collaborating Entities of the Administration in the Technical Vehicle Inspection (AECA-ITV) remember that the day can be brought forward without modifying the validity period of the next ITV .

For example, if the inspection of a certain vehicle expires on June 15, you can go to an MOT station on May 17, and the date for the next inspection, if you have to carry it out every year, will still be June 15. . . In this way, vehicle owners can better schedule themselves to request an appointment at the more than 500 stations throughout the country.

Go to the ITV station before the expiration date, also note that, if necessary, drivers can make the necessary repairs and return to the station to pass the ITV to check the correction of the detected defects, without being exposed . to a financial penalty.

What are the fines for driving without the ITV up to date?

Beyond the risk of suffering or causing a road accident and the damage to the environment that comes with driving a vehicle without an up-to-date technical inspection, failure to comply with this obligation is punishable by a fine of 200 or 500 euros, depending on the case.

– Having the ITV expired, that is, both driving the vehicle and having it parked in the garage or on the street without having carried out the technical inspection on the date on which it would correspond, entails a financial penalty of 200 euros and the immediate obligation to perform the MOT.

– Driving with an unfavorable ITV, that is, continuing to drive the vehicle even though serious defects were detected that would only allow you to travel to the place of repair implies a fine of 200 euros. In this case, the owner of the vehicle is obliged to repair the serious defects and return to the ITV station, within a maximum period of 2 months, to verify the correction of said defects.

– Driving with a negative MOT, that is, continuing to drive with the vehicle in which very serious defects have been detected carries a fine of 500 euros. In these cases, the vehicle does not plan to leave the ITV station by its own means, but will have to do so by transporting a crane to the repair location and return to the ITV station, within a maximum period of 2 months, to check the correction of the defects. defects.

To these sanctions, we must add the non-coverage of the insurance company in the event of an accident, which can cause high expenses for the vehicle owner depending on the severity of the event.

The ITV prevents kilometers of accidents

Passing the vehicle technical inspection is an action that saves lives. According to the latest study published by the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) on the “Contribution of the ITV to road safety and the environment”, ITVs prevent at least 15,641 road accidents on Spanish roads each year, 13,110 injured and save 148 lives. Despite these data, currently at least 3 out of every 10 vehicles that would have to undergo the MOT will circulate on the country’s public roads without having it up to date. A figure that represents a danger to the security of all users.

For this reason, the Spanish Association of Collaborating Entities of the Administration in the Technical Inspection of Vehicles (AECA-ITV) reminds that the sector and the Administrations involved have taken measures to make it easier for everyone to have the ITV in force. One of them is that the inspection can be passed up to one month before its expiration without this modifying the validity period of the next MOT.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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