European Parliament includes powered two-wheelers in periodical technical inspection regime

Press release - 02 July 2013

"Today's vote shows the European Parliament's commitment towards improving the safety of a group of road users which face some of the highest risks [on EU roads]," said Antonio Avenoso, ETSC Executive Director.

The Members of the European Parliament decided to seek an agreement with the Council of Ministers and voted on a series of amendments to the Commission proposals, which effectively amount to a negotiation mandate with Member States' representatives.

"We currently have only 16 countries mandating periodic roadworthiness tests for PTWs, while the others do not. By harmonising these rules across the EU we can begin to address the disparity of risks faced by these road users, at least to some extent," said Mr. Avenoso.

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