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Three-month period for vintage cars now up to date

The owner of this Volvo 145 E from 1972 can use the car on public roads in December, January and February. Cars from before 1 January 1974 fall under the MRB exemption and do not have to make use of the transitional arrangement. Photo: Erik van Putten
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This month, many owners of a petrol car - which was between 1 and 26 years old on January 40 - will take the old-timer out of the public streets. A consequence of the rules for MRB exemption that were tightened up as of 1 January 2014 was that owners of such a car are eligible for the transitional arrangement with a corresponding quarterly rate with a maximum of € 120 per year. To be able to use it, classic car owners are not allowed on public roads in December, January and February. Parking on public property is also out of the question.

 

The owner of this Volvo 145 E from 1972 can use the car on public roads in December, January and February. Cars from before 1 January 1974 fall under the MRB exemption and do not have to make use of the transitional arrangement. Photo: Erik van Putten
The owner of this Volvo 145 E from 1972 can use the car on public roads in December, January and February. Cars from before 1 January 1974 fall under the MRB exemption and do not have to make use of the transitional arrangement. Photo: Erik van Putten

Discrepancy
From the old-timer lobby - from the moment that the first contours of the regulation that started on January 1 became visible - there is a lot of resistance to the new MRB conditions for vintage cars. The Car Interests Foundation is still committed to reversing the current regulation, which was created on incorrect grounds. The Foundation sees - as is known - among other things the discrepancy within the measure as an imperfection. Foreman Wouter Van Embden explained that again last weekend in an interview with “de Telegraaf”. He stated, among other things, "that the fact that only petrol cars are covered by the transitional arrangement is remarkable, because it is precisely in this category that the least number of kilometers is covered."

Stichting Autobelangen is continuing
It remains to be seen whether the transitional arrangement - as well as other parts of the adjusted MRB rules - will continue to exist for years. If it is up to Stichting Autobelangen, the scheme adopted in December last year will go overboard. Wouter van Embden and his team members are busy starting five trial processes against the State. Because a definitive decision is not expected until the summer of 2015, people who use the transitional arrangement were called upon to start well prepared for the next three months, to arrange alternative transport and to arrange storage space. Allegedly, the transition arrangement is used for 150.000 classics. The scheme does not have to be requested for motor vehicles that were registered for 1 January 1974. The full exemption for paying motor vehicle tax still applies to this category.

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  1. I think this childish harassment measure is a so-called transitional measure with 3 months of compulsory suspension. NO decent or fair law by sea-government measure worthy of a Government. This government searches and squeezes itself in all sorts of turns to get rid of money with this totally failed result. Governing is not looking ahead? Well this club can't. It has become a big sof that has plunged us all into problems and killed our hobby. Not to mention the languishing business sector. Bring the money to the EU in billions! Burgers-Bullying, that is it !!!

  2. It is an arrangement that makes no sense.
    As already indicated, cars of 40 years and older are allowed to continue driving.

    In addition, I still have to see whether the regulation will be reversed ...

    • Welcome to these Zwarte Pieten and gingerbread nuts !!!!
      The Netherlands o The Netherlands you are champion !!!
      What do you make a mess of it, I just want my black kiss !!!

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