The Association of Institutions for the Technical Inspection of Vehicles of the Community of Madrid, AEMA-ITV, calls on the Madrid authorities to ensure that the cameras that control traffic in the low emission zones (ZBE) and the M-30 also detect whether the Vehicles available have MOT expired. The company points out that only through the ITV can it be guaranteed that emissions from vehicles operating in the city do not exceed the limits established by current regulations.
Since September 15 last year, 257 surveillance cameras have been active and will notify owners of vehicles operating in the low emission zones (ZBE) and the M-30 without a DGT environmental sticker through warning letters. For the next four months, the authorities will only issue a notice; However, sanctions will be imposed from January 15, 2024.
In this sense, AEMA-ITV reminds the Madrid authorities of the key role of technical inspections Protect the environment. According to the latest study on ITV’s contribution to road safety and the environment by the Carlos III University of Madrid, technical inspections save 575 premature victims due to pollutant emissions every year across the country.
According to data provided by the vehicle archive of the Community of Madrid to AEMA-ITV, in the first seven months of 2023, ITV broadcasters have again recorded more than 25,000 vehicles with serious deficiencies in the pollutant emissions chapter.
“Having the DGT environmental sticker is not sufficient to ensure that the vehicle’s emissions do not exceed the legal limits, as it may happen that the exhaust system does not work properly and the vehicle does not function properly despite the corresponding sticker.” ” Denying you access to a ZBE is more harmful to the environment than is permitted,” he assured. Jorge SorianoPresident of AEMA-ITV.
“Only by ensuring that all vehicles moving through our Autonomous Community have a current ITV can we reduce pollution caused by transport,” Soriano added.
The use of cameras to control the ITV status of vehicles is a request that the Spanish Association of Collaborating Bodies of Administration in the Technical Inspection of Vehicles, AECA-ITV, already presented before the Road Safety Commission of the Congress of Deputies last year.
From AEMA-ITV they explain this, that Use of camera infrastructure already present in the M30 and in the communities of the region to carry it out Detection of vehicles with expired ITV, it’s a simple process. The current facilities have a high level of automation, which allows the information from the captured images to be compared with the data from the General Vehicle Register of the General Directorate of Transport.
In addition to checking whether the vehicles have the B, C, Eco or Zero label from the DGT, you can use license plate recognition to check whether the vehicle has passed the technical test positively, and if not, Can you tell the owner of the vehicle to resolve the situation?