Half of drivers travel in summer with the ITV expired, and they can receive a fine for doing so

With summer already present and the consequent increase in journeys, which the car is in proper condition to undertake long kilometers it is recommended essentially for safety, but also to avoid scares and unwanted unforeseen events.

And there are still drivers who hit the road these months without having the ITV up to date: Although the breakdowns do not always depend on having passed the inspection, in this inspection vital elements for safety (tires, brakes, belts etc.) are reviewed.

What’s more circulate with ITV expired, beyond being able to compromise safety, can lead to fines of different amounts.

Of it alert the Spanish Association of Collaborating Entities of the Administration in the Technical Inspection of Vehicles (AECA-ITV), as it ensures that half of drivers go to pass the inspection with expired ITV, which can happen for example if the inspection due date coincides with the holiday period.

One out of every two vehicles goes to the inspection with the ITV already expired

Half of drivers travel in summer with the ITV expired, and they can receive a fine for doing so

This entity indicates that one out of every two vehicles that passes this mandatory technical inspection (varying according to the age and type of vehicle) the deadline has passed. Figures that, according to the AECA-ITV, essentially occur in periods of high mobility such as the summer.

Although the pandemic is still present, with the arrival of the vaccine it is expected that this year increase the displacements with respect to the past: 41.6 million long-distance trips are estimated since 71% of Spaniards have chosen the car to travel this vacation even for fear of mass transportation.

In the summer of 2020, although car journeys were reduced, 202 people died in traffic accidents, so this year, as trips increase, the number may be higher and return to figures from before the pandemic. In fact, already with the elimination of the alarm state there has been a rebound in road accidents without having reached July and August.

Having the MOT up-to-date and having an accident are not always a direct cause and consequence, but this inspection validates aspects of the car determining if it is in driving condition or not, as it detects possible mechanical failures that can cause or aggravate an accident.

Better before than after: check the ITV date

Half of drivers travel in summer with the ITV expired, and they can receive a fine for doing so

Prevention is better than cure, so it is advisable to be proactive and check if the inspection due date coincides just when we are going to travel, or with the period that we are going to be on vacation, to spend it previously and save possible scares and penalties.

Since 2017, you can You can pass the ITV before the deadline expires. Also, if we perform the inspection within 30 calendar days before the deadline, then the new effective date will not take into account that we have moved ahead.

You can check the deadline that we have to go to the ITV on the sticker itself, although it only indicates the month. Currently, the exact date is reflected in the latest favorable inspection report since the stations have stopped putting the stamp on the car’s technical sheet.

And is that all these data have become telematic, so another option is to consult them through the DGT’s own website, you can request the inspection history report, or from the app miDGT following these simple steps.

Likewise, it must be taken into account that since June 1, the regulations governing technical inspection and some defects have been classified as serious, for example those that have to do with the ABS or the mirrors, among others.

Fines between 80 and 500 euros

Half of drivers travel in summer with the ITV expired, and they can receive a fine for doing so

The sanctions related to ITV range between 80 and 500 euros depending on the type of infraction, which can be minor, serious or very serious.

Driving with a car or vehicle that has the ITV expired or with unfavorable result It involves committing a serious offense, which translates into a fine of 200 euros (100 euros with prompt payment). There is no deduction of driving license points.

However, if you are driving a vehicle whose result has been negative In the last inspection, it is considered that the detected deficiencies may put safety at risk. In this case, a very serious offense would be incurred and carries a penalty of 500 euros (without option to prompt payment), although it does not mean deduction of points.

Finally, it is mandatory to wear the ITV sticker (distinctive V-19) and in a suitable place, where it does not compromise the correct vision of the driver.

In the case of the ITV sticker, it is the upper right corner of the windshield or in a visible place on those vehicles that lack this element. Failure to comply with this provision is a minor offense and is punishable by a fine of 80 euros.

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