The Government makes the regulation that regulates ITV more flexible to adapt it to European regulations
The Council of Ministers has approved a Royal Decree (RD) by which some aspects of the regulations on the Technical Inspection of Vehicles (ITV) are made more flexible in application of European regulations. The text establishes the requirements that ITV stations must meet in terms of personnel, training, facilities, equipment and inspection procedures aimed at guaranteeing quality in order to contribute to the improvement of road safety and the protection of the environment. ITV stations are obliged to have electronic diagnostic tools and to be accredited according to international standards. In addition, it offers more flexibility to the user by not forcing him to repeat the inspection in the same station where it was unfavorable or negative and the date of the next revision is kept fixed, regardless of when the previous one occurred, with a maximum term. of one month.
Among the novelties incorporated into the RD, for the first time, stations are obliged to have diagnostic reading tools that are connected to the vehicle’s on-board computers, a first step towards the inspection of electronic security systems and improvement emission control. On the other, it establishes the compulsory accreditation of ITV as an inspection entity in accordance with the international standard UNE EN / ISO 17020. The standard also updates the qualification requirements of personnel and incorporates distance training. Inspectors require for the first time the qualification of Superior Automotive Technician, as a minimum level.
As for the user, the standard facilitates the free choice of ITV station when the result is unfavorable or negative. Until now it was mandatory to present for the new inspection at the same station. The system that establishes the mandatory date for the next periodic inspection is also clarified. From now on, if the vehicle passes the advance inspection, the scheduled date for the next one will not be modified, as long as this advance does not exceed one month.
In addition, the exchange of electronic information between stations and the Public Administration will be favored to promote better supervision of the inspection actions.
The adaptation to the European legislative framework with this transposition of Directive 2014/45 / EU of April 3, 2014, and of 2014/46 / EU of the same date, will allow the recognition of the periodic technical inspection certificate issued by other States members when there is a change of ownership of the vehicles; that is, when the user has bought it abroad and registers it in Spain.
Fte .: Ministry of Economy, Industry and competitiveness. (http://www.mineco.gob.es)