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Decree Law No. 59/2020

Publication: Republic Diary No. 159/2020, Series I of 2020-08-17
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 59/2020
  • Pages: 7 - 15

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law extends the approval, assignment of registration, change of characteristics and inspection of cars, mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles participating in sports competition, for the purpose of circulation on public roads, to historic vehicles participating in sports competition.

What is going to change?

The conversion of historic vehicles more than 30 years old from the date of production or first registration for adaptation to sporting competition which are in road conditions shall be authorised.

In order for the vehicle to be a participant in a sports competition, it shall be recorded in special notes on the registration certificate.

At each periodic inspection, a certificate approved by the Institute of Mobility and Transport (IMT) is issued to the person presenting the vehicle.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law ensures the maintenance of adequate conditions of safe circulation of historic vehicles and their authenticity in adapting to the competition.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law enters into force on 16 September 2020..

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