Parliament will still have to decide on the amendments in the final reading.
The amendments provide that the technical inspection of new, previously unregistered passenger cars in Latvia and abroad will have to be carried out for the first time after 36 months or three years. The second and third technical inspection of these vehicles will have to be carried out every two years, but the subsequent inspections will be carried out annually.
Also, the amendments envisage allowing the technical inspection of the vehicle to be performed not only at the Directorate of Road Safety (CSDD), but also at car services accredited by the CSDD for this purpose.
It is intended to exclude from the law the provision which stipulates that the accredited person who performs the control of the technical condition of the car within the framework of the state technical inspection may not simultaneously carry out commercial activities related to the sale, maintenance, repair or restoration of cars, as well as the technical control of the vehicles in his possession.
The submitter of the relevant proposal, Andris Kulbergs (AS), states that the changes in the procedure for carrying out technical inspection will help fight the shadow economy in car services, as a result of which the Latvian state budget loses more than 154 million euros annually.
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