Avoid Any Unexpected Letter From The DGT

Avoid Any Unexpected Letter From The DGT
Avoid Any Unexpected Letter From The DGT. image: guardia civil

AVOID Any Unexpected Letter From The DGT with the new regulations that are in force.

According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), the average age of cars on Spanish roads is 12.7 years, and now, probably with this data to hand, the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT)  has decided to act ex-officio by automatically cancelling old cars in the system that are found during police controls, to be without insurance or ITV.

Moreover, this is a procedure that the DGT can do without getting any approval from the vehicle’s owner, and, added to this, the new regulations that came into force on June 1 state that a vehicle’s ITV must be up to date with the new rules, and any driver stopped and found to not have any ITV on their vehicle can be fined up to €500.


Many owners have a vehicle parked up, not being used, but now, if any of these vehicles come to the attention of the DGT, while not possessing valid insurance, as regulated by the DGT’s General Vehicle Regulations, they can make the ex-officio cancellation of that vehicle, as reported by elespanol.es.

Another new ruling that came info force applies to temporary cancellations of a vehicle, which are now limited to only twelve months, otherwise, an ex officio is added, giving the DGT greater control over the vehicles that are in circulation in Spain, in a bid to rid the highways of cars aged ten years or older, and to ensure that drivers comply with all necessary administrative or security measures, so it recommended that drivers try to avoid any unexpected letters from the DGT.

This measure has been brought in by the DGT to facilitate the communication by the Local Entities of those vehicles that appear in the municipal censuses but that are not part of the circulating fleet because they ceased to exist years ago, and they will initiate the tracking and subsequently notify the owner, who can then choose to cancel the process, but in order to do so, must first enter in the DGT website, print the application form, and pay the relevant fee.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


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