Classic Car Owners will benefit greatly from a draft of new laws proposed by Spain’s Director General Of Traffic
The new DGT rules will bring a number of significant benefits to classic motorcar owners. They include tax breaks, a reduction in insurance costs, and, more importantly, exemptions from certain driving restrictions.
A major worry was a driving ban in city centres due to the implementation of low emission zones (LEZ) due to come into power in January 2024. The new law will allow classic car owners to continue to enjoy their vehicles without having to worry about being fined.
“The main purpose of this new law is to help promote historical heritage and the economic activity associated with this sector,” said a DGT spokesperson. “Therefore, we are significantly reducing the amount of paperwork and bureaucracy that users must manage in order to convert their vehicles into historic ones.”
Under the new law, historic vehicles will no longer be registered as such, but will instead change their service classification from Group A to Group H. This will allow them to be driven in ZBEs, which are areas of cities with strict air quality regulations that restrict access to certain types of vehicles.
“We do not want to hinder the circulation of vehicles over 30 years old,” added the DGT spokesperson. “These vehicles are an important part of our cultural heritage, and we want to make sure that they can continue to be enjoyed by future generations.”
The new law will also eliminate the need for historical license plates for vehicles with Spanish registration. These plates, which have an “H” at the beginning, will only be required for vehicles that are not registered in Spain or whose plates do not match the manufacturing date.
The DGT believes that the new law will strike a balance between protecting the environment and preserving historical heritage. “We want to make sure that our cities are clean and healthy, but we also want to make sure that people can enjoy the beauty and history of classic cars,” further added the spokesperson.
The new law is a welcome development for classic car enthusiasts in Spain. “This is a major victory for the classic car community,” said Juan Pérez, president of the Spanish Federation of Antique Vehicles (FEVA). “We have been lobbying for this change for many years, and we are very pleased that the DGT has finally listened to our concerns.”
Pérez believes that the new law will have a positive impact on the Spanish economy. “Classic cars are a valuable asset to the Spanish economy,” he said. “They attract tourists generate jobs and contribute to our cultural heritage.”
The DGT is confident that the new law will be a success. “We believe that this law will be a win-win for everyone,” said the spokesperson. “It will help to protect the environment, preserve our cultural heritage, and boost the economy.”
- The new DGT law will make it easier to register historic vehicles.
- Historic vehicles will be allowed to access Low Emission Zones (ZBE).
- The need for historical license plates for vehicles with Spanish registration will be eliminated.
- The new law is a welcome development for classic car enthusiasts.
- The new law is expected to have a positive impact on the Spanish economy.
- The DGT is confident that the new law will be a success.
These new regulations (which have been practically “kept in a drawer” for months and months) are ready to be approved and applied- once the new constitutional government has been has been approved!