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Putin signs law on vehicle test card instead of inspection sticker

August 03, 2012, 12:48 UTC+3

The law excludes the need to obtain an international technical inspection certificate

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MOSCOW, August 3 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the Federal Law recognising the vehicle test card as the document admitting vehicles to road traffic in the territory of the Russian Federation, instead of the inspection sticker that was applied earlier, the Kremlin press service reported on Friday. In addition, the law excludes the need to obtain an international technical inspection certificate.

Dealers accredited in accordance under the established procedure to carry out technical inspection, shall have the right to conduct technical inspection of certain brands of vehicles. The law establishes the norm in accordance with which dealers, as well as technical inspection operators that work on accreditation inspecting urban electric transport vehicles are disregarded in assessing the actual availability of the technical inspection centres to the population.

The Federal Law “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation,” adopted by the State Duma upper house of RF parliament on July 13 and approved by the Federation Council upper house on July 18, clarifies the procedure and grounds for the documentary and on-site inspections within the framework of controlling the activities of technical inspection operators.

In addition, according to amendments to the Federal Law “On Compulsory Civil Liability Insurance of Motor Vehicle Owners,” the vehicle test card (diagnostic card) is recognised as the document to be presented during concluding the obligatory insurance contract, instead of the inspection sticker. This norm shall also apply to the legal relations arising from January 1, 2012.



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