Amendments to the Rulebook on Technical Inspection have significantly simplified the inspection and registration of vehicles for drivers

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Amendments to the Rulebook on Technical Inspection, the application of which began on June 4, have significantly simplified the inspection and registration of vehicles for drivers in Serbia.

The most important novelty is that instead of the previous three days, drivers now have seven days to remove all defects due to which their vehicle was returned from the technical inspection. Also, according to the new regulations, more than one inspection can now be performed on the line, if there are capacities and a sufficient number of controllers, so that in addition to waiting, drivers will be able to avoid crowds, which have been common so far.

Professor of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering in Belgrade Milan Vujanić evaluates the latest changes in the regulations as positive.

“It is good that the deadline for eliminating irregularities has been extended to seven days, because it gives drivers additional flexibility so that they can finish everything on time. For example, when one of the citizens goes for a technical inspection and is told that the paint on the vehicle is damaged to a greater extent than allowed, he had to find a master who will do everything for him three days earlier – to paint the car, wait to dry the paint and go for a technical inspection again. Of course, the problem is to first find a master who can finish it all in such a short time, and then it will be tense, not to mention that you have to start all over again and that it all costs money, “Vujanic explains.

Commenting on the large number of technical inspections that can be done simultaneously, ie in the same space, if there is a possibility, our interlocutor explains that there are those who have two or three channels for vehicle inspection, and that previously they had the opportunity to inspect only one car, which was wrong.

“That doesn’t mean that two technical inspections can be performed in parallel with one team, but that you have to have people who do that.” If there is a sufficient number of people, there are no problems, because it corresponds to real conditions, “Vujanic believes.

The new amendments to the rulebook also envisage novelties when it comes to agricultural vehicles. Namely, if a technical inspection of tractors, tractor trailers, cultivators and working machines intended for agricultural work, older than ten years, which are registered for the first time in Serbia, the party does not have to present a certificate (confirmation) that the vehicle meets prescribed conditions.

First of all, the professor at the Faculty of Transportation points out that for him this change is unclear and leaves room for thinking due to illogical wording, because the moment the technical inspection is performed, it means that the vehicle must meet some conditions prescribed.

“The vehicle will not pass the technical inspection if the brakes do not work or if the connection of the work tool that it attaches to the tractor prevents it from attaching the tool,” he explains and reminds that there is no registration obligation for all agricultural vehicles.

“Working machines and agricultural vehicles moving at a speed of 20 to 30 kilometers per hour must not develop a higher speed, nor can they technically. Such small tractors, which normally go up to 22-23 kilometers per hour, do not have to be registered, while those that are large and go over 40-50 kilometers per hour have the classic registration for motor vehicles “, concludes Vujanić.

Fines for unregistered vehicle 100,000 dinars

Our interlocutor states that people in Serbia are often not instructed that technical inspection, ie vehicle registration, can be done up to 30 days before the expiration of the previous one and that there is no reason to wait for the last moment, because everything can be done earlier. payment.

“Citizens must know that there is no need to rush and wait for the last day, to worry about whether they can finish everything, whether it is the turn of the Ministry of the Interior and the like, or that a situation occurs to come to the technical and get information to rectify the fault. This means that they drive an unregistered vehicle the next day, which is a very expensive offense. When you are not registered, it costs 100,000 dinars, eight penalty points and a three-month driving ban “, Vujanić underlines and adds that drivers do not need that kind of risk, Biznis writes.