Registrul Auto Roman (R.A.R. – Romanian Automobile Register) is the technical specialized body designated by the Ministry of Transports as competent authority in the field of road vehicles, road safety, environment protection and quality assurance.
According to the legislation into force, the Romanian Automobile Register has the following main attributions:
- to grant the national type approvals for the road vehicles, and their systems, parts and separate technical entities;
- to grant the certificates of conformity for the systems, parts and separate technical entities of the road vehicles;
- to grant the individual approvals for the road vehicles;
- to perform the periodical technical inspection for certain categories of motor vehicles;
- to license the technical inspection stations and to check the periodical technical inspection activity;
- to prepare the national regulations concerning the RAR activities;
- to transpose the community acquis concerning the road vehicles (chap. 1 – Free movement of goods) and the periodical technical inspections (chap. 9 – Transport policies);
- to license the workshops performing the works of mounting, adjustment and checking the vehicles and their components;
- to certify the quality management system;
- to participate in the works of the World Forum for the Vehicle Regulation Harmonization (WP 29) of the Economic Commission for Europe of the UN.