The goals of the FIVA Legislation Commission
FIVA`s Legislation Commission is tasked to ensure that the development of national and international legislation does not create an adverse impact to owners of historic vehicles to preserve their vehicles and use them on public roads without inappropriate restrictions. The Commission is chaired by Tiddo Bresters.
The Commission fulfills its task by:
The Legislation Commission monitors these areas of interest:
Communication and information:
Members of the FIVA Legislation Commission
FIVA‘s guide for Historic Vehicle Owners
This Guide is produced by the FIVA Legislation Commission to assist ANFs of European Union Member States in responding to issues created in their member State in complying with Directive 2014/45/EU on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers.
The Directive has been published in the Official Journal L 127/51 of 29.4.2014 of the European Union and all Member States must implement its requirements. The Member States have 3 years from the date of publication in the Official Journal in which to incorporate the provisions of the Directive into their domestic laws and 4 years from that date to bring these changes in their laws into force.
The Directive sets out standards both for the performance of road-worthiness testing and for the standards which vehicles much reach. It also grants the Member States a right, but not a duty, to exempt “vehicles of historic interest” as defined in Article 3.7 of the Directive, from the requirements of this testing.
FIVA recommends that ANFs ensure that their Member States do exercise their right to exempt vehicles of historic interest from the application of the specific testing requirements of the Directive and that their law applies the most favorable and appropriate definition of a vehicle of historic interest within the parameters of Article 3.7.
The Guide takes readers through the terms of the complete Directive and makes certain recommendations so that all aspects can be put into context. Any ANF having difficulty in interpreting the terms of this guide is advised to contact the FIVA Legislation Commission whose members will be happy to provide further advice if requested.
Downloads and Documents of the Legislation Commission
FIVA Position Papers
- Definition of a Historic Vehicle
- Preservation of Motoring Heritage
- Low Emission Zones
- Road Charging and Vehicle Tax
- Road Safety and Intelligent Transport Systems
- Availability of Materials, Spare Parts and Fuel
- FIVA Guide for responsible use of historic vehicles – English
- Guide FIVA pour une utilisation responsable des véhicules historiques – Français
- FIVA Position Paper on Electrification of Historical Vehicles
Here you find a review of the actions within EU as drafted by FIVA’s external source Andrew Turner.
Other downloads – Autres Téléchargements
- FIVA MEP Brochure – English
- FIVA MEP Brochure – German
- ADAC-Press release-Opel-Signum-survives-16000-km-German-Allemand
- Relevant EU-Legislation
- Drivers Guide – French
- Drivers Guide – English