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Roadworthiness Tests Agreed

Jersey will sign up to the UN Vienna Convention on Motor Traffic after Brexit.

That States decision means we will need roadworthiness tests and international driving permits from next year.

It ensures islanders can continue to drive and hire cars in Europe.

“I recognise that there is bound to be some concern over vehicle inspections, but we have produced a proposal that is specific to Jersey. Not only will this enable the island to become a signatory to the Vienna Convention, but it will also improve safety and (have) environmental benefits.” – Infrastructure Minister Deputy Kevin Lewis

Details of who will do the tests and how much they will cost are yet to be confirmed, but they are expected to be around £60.

The Minister previously published a timeline for introducing the tests:

From March 2019: minibuses will be tested annually
Later in 2019: under-125cc motorbikes will be tested every two years from the third anniversary of their registration
Not before 2021: Cars and larger motorbikes will be tested every three years from the fifth anniversary of the vehicle’s registration.

The tests will then be carried out every three years, or annually for larger vehicles.

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