The Swedish government chooses not to change the inspection intervals
Today, the Swedish Government adopted regulation changes for the technical inspection of vehicles as part of the Swedish transposition of the EU’s so-called "inspection package". The government’s decision will mandate unchanged inspection intervals compared to current intervals.
According to the new regulation, the government decided that passenger cars and other light vehicles (with a total weight exceeding 3.5 tonnes) shall be inspected the first time three years after the vehicle is first put into use, the second time within two years after the first inspection, and thereafter fourteen months after the previous inspection date.
"Sweden is one of the world’s leading countries in terms of both road safety and the environment. The government has recently decided on a new start for Vision Zero", says Infrastructure Minister Anna Johansson according to the press information from the government. Furthermore, says Anna Johansson says that "Well-functioning vehicle inspection throughout the country for both light and heavy vehicles is important for both individuals and fleet owners."
"The government’s decision provides a good basis for the industry and Sweden to continue to develop road safety while creating large environmental and consumer benefits", says Magnus Greko, President and CEO of the Opus Group.
Mölndal, December 8, 2016
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