Regulations on Motor Vehicle Modifications

Thursday, 27 July 2017 , 11:00:00 WIB - Legal Tips

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JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS - There are no regulations that forbid modification off motor vehicles. However, there are some regulations that must not be violated.

The law recognizes two types of motor vehicles based on ownership: Motor vehicles owned by individuals and motor vehicles that are used as public transportation. Both types are allowed to be modified, but the modifications must not violate Article 53 Verse (3) of Law No.22/2009 on Traffic and Transportation, which states that motor vehicles that have been modified to have their original construction and materials changed must go through another type test.

A type test is a physical test to assess whether a motor vehicle meets technical requirements and roadworthy.

Modified motor vehicles that pass the type test must be re-registered and will be subject to another motor vehicle identification by authorized officers.