Road safety

Cover of Better Management of End-of-Life Vehicles
Better Management of End-of-Life Vehicles
  • Publication no: AP-R563-18
  • ISBN: 978-1-925671-34-6
  • Published: 7 May 2018

This report sets out a rationale for modifying the national vehicle registration framework to enable better end-of-life management of vehicles.

It proposes two alternatives to the current arrangements: Open Loop involving a tightening of the current arrangements and Closed Loop which would regulate the whole vehicle lifecycle from manufacture to destruction. Both approaches are currently operating in other countries.

While Option 1 will place an additional regulatory burden on registered operators who fail to pay their registration fee on time, Option 2 will place a more significant burden on any registered operator who does not maintain the vehicle’s registration for on-road use.

The report creates a framework for a subsequent cost benefit analysis to be prepared.

  • Summary
  • 1. Background
    • 1.1. Purpose
    • 1.2. Scope
    • 1.3. Methodology
  • 2. Registration-enabled ELV Management
    • 2.1. The Opportunity
    • 2.2. The role of registration
    • 2.3. Other approaches
    • 2.4. Registration in the vehicle lifecycle
    • 2.5. Current regulatory process
      • 2.5.1. Vehicle Registration Lifecycle
      • 2.5.2. Written off Vehicle Register
      • 2.5.3. Limitations of current registration model
    • 2.6. Previous initiatives
    • 2.7. Continuous Registration
    • 2.8. Conceptual vehicle lifecycle oversight models
  • 3. International Experience
    • 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. Overview
    • 3.3. Eire
      • 3.3.1. First registration
      • 3.3.2. Maintenance of registration and vehicle transfer
      • 3.3.3. Suspension from road use
      • 3.3.4. End-of-life vehicle management or export
    • 3.4. The Netherlands
      • 3.4.1. First registration
      • 3.4.2. Maintenance of registration and vehicle transfer
      • 3.4.3. Suspension from road use
      • 3.4.4. End-of-life vehicle management or export
    • 3.5. The United Kingdom
      • 3.5.1. First registration
      • 3.5.2. Maintenance of registration and vehicle transfer
      • 3.5.3. Suspension from road use
      • 3.5.4. End-of-life vehicle management or export
    • 3.6. California
      • 3.6.1. First registration
      • 3.6.2. Maintenance of registration and vehicle transfer
      • 3.6.3. Suspension from road use
      • 3.6.4. End-of-life vehicle management or export
    • 3.7. European Union framework
    • 3.8. New Zealand
      • 3.8.1. First registration
      • 3.8.2. Maintenance of registration and vehicle transfer
      • 3.8.3. Suspension from road use
      • 3.8.4. End-of-life vehicle management or export
  • 4. Options Analysis
    • 4.1. Introduction to options
    • 4.2. Option 0 – No change
    • 4.3. Option 1 – Open Loop
    • 4.4. Option 2 – Closed Loop
    • 4.5. Other solutions
      • 4.5.1. Regulation of the recycling sector
      • 4.5.2. Manufacturer or supplier oversight
      • 4.5.3. New vehicle deposit
      • 4.5.4. Register of title
  • 5. Implementation Issues
    • 5.1. Basis for issue analysis
    • 5.2. Legislation and regulation
      • 5.2.1. Issues specific to Option 1
      • 5.2.2. Issues specific to Option 2
    • 5.3. Vehicle coverage
      • 5.3.1. Issues specific to Option 2
    • 5.4. Public acceptance
      • 5.4.1. Issues specific to Option 1
      • 5.4.2. Issues specific to Option 2
    • 5.5. Compliance
      • 5.5.1. Issues specific to Option 2
    • 5.6. Identification
      • 5.6.1. Issues specific to Option 1
      • 5.6.2. Issues specific to Option 2
    • 5.7. Changed business processes
      • 5.7.1. Issues specific to Option 1
      • 5.7.2. Issues specific to Option 2
    • 5.8. Database management
      • 5.8.1. Issues specific to Option 1
      • 5.8.2. Issues specific to Option 2
      • 5.8.3. Possible mitigation of process and database issues
    • 5.9. Service delivery by registration authorities
    • 5.10. Revenue and costs
      • 5.10.1. Revenue – Option 1
      • 5.10.2. Revenue – Option 2
      • 5.10.3. Costs – Option 1
      • 5.10.4. Costs – Option 2
    • 5.11. Compliance avoidance and impact on criminal activities
      • 5.11.1. Issues specific to Option 1
      • 5.11.2. Issues specific to Option 2
    • 5.12. Compulsory Third Party insurance
    • 5.13. Inspection and identification
    • 5.14. Other issues
  • 6. Good Practice Model Principles
    • 6.1. Design principles
    • 6.2. Implementation principles
  • 7. Conclusions
  • References
  • Appendix A Glossary of Terms Used