Initially scheduled for 2022, technical control for two-wheelers will finally be implemented on January 1, 2023.
It is a measure that we did not expect to see happen immediately, and which is already showing red bikers and the associations responsible for representing them. Indeed, a few months ago, we told you about the possible implementation of a new technical control intended for motorized two-wheelers. At that time, nothing had yet been confirmed by the government, but everything already suggested that it was going to be implemented. And for good reason, the European Union has been trying by all means to impose it in all its member states since 2014. At that time, France had negotiated and succeeded in obtaining a seven-year exemption, allowing it to delay the implementation of this compulsory control. Unsurprisingly, it was therefore expected that it would finally come into force on January 1, 2022. Logical, therefore, while the technical control for two-wheelers is already in force in many neighboring countries since l ‘last year.
But in France, motorcyclists and mopeds have managed to have a little reprieve. The European Union, for its part, affirmed that the State would not have to put in place this control, if the accident of users of two wheels was declining over the years. But despite the measures put in place by the government, whether it is the obligation to wear gloves or the reform of the motorcycle license making the examination more difficult, nobody will escape the technical control in the process of becoming compulsory. But this will ultimately not happen in 2022 but in 2023, while a decree is currently in preparation on the side of the Directorate General of Energy and Climate (DGEC). This body, which depends on the Ministry of Ecological Transition, is therefore responsible for implementing France’s energy policy and implementing measures to reduce pollution. For the time being, the decree is not yet finalized, but it would draw the contours of this measure, which is already causing the bikers to grumble.
The sling of associations
For the moment, no details have yet been given on the terms of this future technical inspection, nor on the points that will be checked and on the frequency. But in any event, the biker associations, and especially the FFMC (Fédération Française des Motards en Anger) has already stepped up to the plate. The latter indeed judges that these proposals will have no impact, asserting in addition that bikers who make noise ” need education and not a technical check “. A few months earlier, the association stated that “ no one questions the need for a motor two-wheeler traveling on the roads to be in good working order “, Adding that” two-wheelers are maintained for a very simple reason, if the machines are not maintained, bikers risk their lives. They do a much more serious maintenance than motorists ».
It remains to be seen what form this new technical control will take, and what points will be checked in the approved centers. The price is also unknown, but should probably be a little lower than for cars.
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