FIVA`s Legislation Commission is tasked to ensure that the development of national and international legislation does not create adverse impact to owners of historic vehicles to preserve their vehicles and use them on public roads without unappropriate restrictions. The Commission is chaired by Tiddo Bresters.
The Commission meets three to four times a year. The members each have a particular responsibility for a specific policy sector or area of expertise. The Commission initiates and coordinates required lobbying actions, making use of a network of FIVA members’ representatives. Lobbying concentrates on EU policies, but the Commission monitors regulatory developments at national level as well, especially for cases with possible transnational impact. The Chairman coordinates all these activities with support from Andrew Turner of the Public Affairs consultancy EPPA.
The Commission fulfils its task by:
- building its understanding of the historic vehicle movement through knowledge sharing
and by undertaking research
- monitoring and assessing regulatory developments at the national, EU and global level
- maintaining dialogue with decision makers (the European Commission, Members of the European Parliament, Member state Governments and civil servants and the UN)
- presenting FIVA’s concerns and solutions to the relevant decision makers when