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Removal of abandoned vehicles from the road

Press Release 6 MAY 2021:

Removal of abandoned vehicles from the road

The Authority for Transport in Malta, in agreement with the Local Councils’ Association, has published amendments to Subsidiary Legislation 65.13. The aim of these amendments is to facilitate the removal of abandoned vehicles from the road, such as vehicles which are in a state that they cannot be identified and/or are not roadworthy, as well as vehicles with expired licences which have not been paid within thirty days from due date.

Transport Malta Enforcement officials shall be placing stickers on the windscreen of these vehicles, allowing the owner a seven-day window to remove the vehicle from the road.

If the vehicle is removed from the road by the Authority, the owner shall be obliged to pay all related expenses and if he fails to request the return of his vehicle (together with the payment of costs), the Authority shall have the right to auction the vehicle or to scrap it, as the case may be.

By means of these legislative amendments, we shall be in a position to clear our roads from such vehicles which are occupying space that should be used by duly licensed vehicles.

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