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Roadworthiness tests for heavy duty vehicles are compulsory and must be carried out:

– Every year after the date of initial registration (initial test)
– Every year from the date of previous roadworthiness test (periodic test).

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Roadworthiness test procedure for trucks

The roadworthiness test procedure for heavy duty vehicles
is carried out in accordance with Ministerial Decision 12078/1343 της 03.03.2004.

Roadworthiness test stages

  1. You can schedule your appointment at the private ΚΤΕΟ center with a phone call, on the date and time of your choice
  2. You come to the private ΚΤΕΟ center at the time of your appointment
  3. You hand over the necessary documents for handling
  4. You wait at the waiting room till the completion of the test
  5. The inspector informs you on the test results and hands you over the Roadworthiness Certificate together with the documents
  6. The inspector attaches the Special Roadworthiness sticker to the registration plate and you are ready

Emission testing – Visual inspection

The following are checked:

  1. Vehicle gas emissions
  2. Chassis number
  3. Engine number
  4. Body (exterior & interior)
  5. Tires

Automated vehicle inspection line

The following are checked:

  1. Convergence – divergence of wheels
  2. Brake and parking system performance
  3. Lights as regards their brightness and inclination

Visual inspection over a pit

The following are checked:

  1. Steering system
  2. Suspension system
  3. Transmission system
  4. Braking system (hoses and lines, drums-discs, brake boosters, valves, air tanks)
  5. Chassis and body corrosion

Once the inspection has been completed, the roadworthiness certificate is issued and the relevant sticker is attached to the vehicle registration plate.

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Documents needed for the roadworthiness test

 

MAIN DOCUMENTS NEEDED

The main documents needed during vehicle testing are the following:

  1. Vehicle registration certificate
  2. Previous Roadworthiness Certificate
  3. Identity card or passport or driving license of the person who brings the vehicle for testing
  4. Tachograph certificate
  5. Speed limiting device certificate (if required)

 

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR SPECIAL VEHICLE CATEGORIES

The following additional documents are needed for special vehicle categories with a gross weight of over 3.5 t.:

 

Training vehicles

  1. Driving school license (except for the initial roadworthiness test– inclusion of the vehicle in the training activities)
  2. Certificate by the Mechanic for the proper installation and operation of dual control pedals (only for the initial roadworthiness test)

 

Trucks for public use

  1. RadioFrequency Identification Certificate (RFID tag) (Union of inland freight services)

 

Vehicles to be registered (without registration plates)

  1. Customs registration certificate
  2. Registration certificate from the country to which the vehicle is imported
  3. Certificate by the Ο.D.D.Υ. (Public Material Management Organisation) (if it is a vehicle sold off by the ODDY)

 

Vehicles for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (ADR)

  1. Tank Testing Fact sheet
  2. Type approval
  3. ADR certificate (by a ΚΤΕΟ center for the periodic Roadworthiness Test)

 

Vehicle for the carriage of perishable foodstuffs (ATP)

Valid ATP certificate

Fines for late testing

Fines imposed for late roadworthiness testing are set in accordance with Ministerial Decision No Υ 8913/1089 O.G. 501Β 05.03.2013.

Only the registration certificate is required in order to issue an Exhaust Emissions Test Card (ΚΕΚ card).

Testing Intervals for the Exhaust Emissions Test Card (ΚΕΚ card)

Below you can see the frequency of testing for the issuance of a Κ.Ε.Κ. Card for the following vehicle categories:

  • Trucks over 3.5 t. gross weight: 6 months after the date they were first purchased as new vehicle and thereafter every 6 months.
  • Buses of all categories: 6 months after the date they were first purchased as new vehicle and thereafter every 6 months

 

* The roadworthiness certificate (ΚΤΕΟ) for heavy duty vehicles also serves as an Exhaust Emissions Test Card (ΚΕΚ card) for 6 months (Law 3897/2010, O.G. 208Α).

 

** The initial fine for circulation without a valid KEK card is between 35 € and 200 €, depending on the emitted pollutants identified by the mobile inspection team. Furthermore, the valid KEK card may be cancelled if the indicated values are not verified.

Voluntary inspection

Voluntary inspection is usually carried out in order to evaluate the condition of a heavy duty vehicle, before buying a second-hand truck or after having it repaired at a garage. Voluntary inspection is independent of and does not substitute the roadworthiness test (KTEO) provided for by the legislation in force. According to the law, voluntary inspection may be carried out only on heavy duty vehicles for which a valid roadworthiness certificate was issued (if 1 year has passed from the date of purchase as new vehicles). If such a certificate is not issued, then a roadworthiness test must be carried out and the relevant roadworthiness certificate must be issued. Obviously, heavy duty vehicles with foreign registration plates or vehicles for which no roadworthiness test is required (for example vehicles that are less than 4 years old), may undergo voluntary inspection.

 

Documents required for voluntary inspection:

 – Vehicles with Greek registration plates

  • • Registration certificate
  • • Identity card or passport or driving license of the person who brings the vehicle for testing
  • • Valid roadworthiness certificate (if the vehicle is required to be inspected)

– Vehicles with foreign registration plates

  • • Registration certificate
  • • Identity card or passport or driving license of the person who brings the vehicle for testing

 

** No special sticker is attached to the vehicle registration plate.

Special ABS testing

 

For the special testing of a preinstalled ABS system, the following documents are required:

  1. Declaration of an authorized mechanic for the installation of ABS system.

 

For the special testing of a retrofit ABS system, the following documents are required:

  1. Proper installation certificate/li>
  2. Proper functioning certificate
  3. The invoice for purchase and services rendered concerning the installation of the system.

ADR – ATP vehicles

The Network has certified inspectors who can carry out roadworthiness tests on ADR and ATP vehicles.
In order to be informed at which ΚΤΕΟ center such special tests can be carried out you can communicate with the Headquarters of our Company.