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Report on the measures taken by the authorities against owners of motor vehicles who fail to have their vehicles periodically inspected

In 2010, the Ministry of Transport (now the Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing) took initiative to an amendment of the law that took effect in July 2012. The law amendment was expected to reduce the number of vehicles that are not being inspected from a constant level of approximately 15,000 to between 2,000 and 3,000. 

The purpose of the study is to assess whether the objective of the law amendment has been achieved, and whether the authorities (the Danish Road Safety Agency, the police and the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) have taken sufficient measures to reduce the number of vehicles that are not being inspected. 

It is Rigsrevisionen's assessment that the objective of the law amendment, which was to reduce the number of vehicles that are not being inspected, has not been achieved. The Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing's issue of fines has contributed to a drop in the number of vehicles that are not being inspected. However, the measures taken by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Tax, against owners of vehicles who fail to have their vehicles inspected, have not sufficed in relation to achievement of the objective of the law amendment. It is Rigsrevisionen's assessment that achievement of the objective will depend on the effort made by the police to step up impoundment of number plates and SKAT's effort to collect the fines they are requested to recover. 

Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in October 2017.

Last updated on 29 November 2018

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