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Private motoring

The Ministry of Transport and Communications is responsible for the legislation concerning traffic regulations, the technical requirements of vehicles, the use, registration and inspection of vehicles, and driving tests and driving licences.

According to the Government Programme, transport policy also aims at reducing emissions, for example by supporting the rejuvenation of the motor vehicle stock and by applications of low-emission vehicle technology.

In addition to the Ministry of Transport and Communications, legislation on private motoring is also drafted by the Ministry of Justice (e.g. specific penalties for traffic offences), the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (e.g. motor insurance), the Ministry of the Interior (e.g. policing) and the Ministry of Finance (e.g. taxation).