Brexit leads to plans for vehicle tests in Guernsey

13th September 2018

MOT-style testing could be introduced in Guernsey by the end of March, to allow local motorists to continue driving legally in the EU after Brexit.

Jersey has announced plans to adopt the United Nations’ Vienna Convention on Motor Traffic, and says Guernsey is following suit.

If approved, the proposed law would introduce tests to ensure vehicles meet safety standards and international driving permits to allow Jersey residents to drive in the EU.

It would also introduce registration for some commercial and domestic trailers being driven on the continent and enforce the wearing of seatbelts in commercial vehicles.

Providing the States of Jersey accept the legislation, the Vienna Convention is due to be extended to the island on the 28th March next year.

We’re told Guernsey is also seeking to achieve this.

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