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Re ITV

Postby pilgrim2 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:53 am

Just booked my ITV and got this message,

A partir del 15/09/2017, será obligatorio acreditar el seguro del vehículo al pasar ITV.

although I understand what it says, not sure what I have to do, do I need to take my insurance documents with me?

I still keep mine in the car.

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Re: Re ITV

Postby peteroldracer » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:40 am

Although you would hope that the ITV station will be able to access the insurance database, the rule in Spain is take everything you might be asked for and lots of stuff you think you will never need. With duplicates.
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Re: Re ITV

Postby TorreDelAguila » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:55 am

Recently (August) saw a similar notice displayed on the video screen at Algarrobo ITV station when I arrived there. Had the docs in the car, but was never asked for them. Maybe operator discretion, or dependent on an automatic on-line check. Worth taking anyway - would be awful to screw up an ITV appointment because of lack of paperwork.

Surely we all carry these (or at least copies) in the car anyway?
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Re: Re ITV

Postby El Cid » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:01 am

No, I don't carry a copy - it is no longer required if stopped by the police.

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Re: Re ITV

Postby mijasdavid » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:56 am

El Cid

Is it the car insurance that you don't need to carry a copy of any more?

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Re: Re ITV

Postby White Horse » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:20 pm

This blog I follow reported on it a couple of weeks back, and the stupidity of the decision!
http://www.davidjackson.info/blog/2017/09/16/itv-demands-redundent-documents-to-pass-your-car/

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Re: Re ITV

Postby TorreDelAguila » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:32 pm

El Cid wrote:No, I don't carry a copy - it is no longer required if stopped by the police.
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And in the event of an accident....?
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Re: Re ITV

Postby El Cid » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:50 pm

In the event of an accident, I would fill in the European Accident Statement that Linea Directa give me. There is no need to give the other driver details of your insurance, just your registration number. His insurance company and the police, if they attend the accident, will have access to your insurance details.

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Re: Re ITV

Postby country boy » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:19 pm

As I understand it from the local press; as from Oct 1st, in Malaga Province, you have to present your insurance docs when you check in for your ITV.

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Re: Re ITV

Postby peteroldracer » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:30 pm

And the odds on those rags being correct....?
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Re: Re ITV

Postby TorreDelAguila » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:31 pm

The sign at the ITV centre did say something like that, so maybe so.
Sid, understood. Handy to carry them, though, in case it's necessary to call your own insurers from the scene of an accident.
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Re: Re ITV

Postby El Cid » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:00 pm

You might choose to carry that sort of information but all the numbers would be in my phone, in fact I have copies of all my documents in my phone. I was recently stopped by Trafico and had no documents at all. They were happy with what was on my phone.

When you used to have to carry the papers, details of the policy were not required, just the receipt for payment of the premium.

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Re: Re ITV

Postby spanish_lad » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:10 am

The itv don't need to see paperwork, it's on their computers, and they will itv a non insured car too, but you get a red stamp "invalid without insurance" or some such.

Silly rule isn't it.... !!
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