From 2023, technical control will be compulsory for two-wheelers, but also for cars without a license.
We have been talking to you about it for several months now, and now the measure is in effect. Since the January 1, 2023, all two-wheelers will now be subject to technical control, as will passenger cars. A decision which is not really a surprise, since the European Union had already asked all its member states to implement this measure, and this since last year. If France had therefore managed to have a little reprieve, now it will apply from next year this new directive from high European authorities. The goal ? Reduce accidents and fatalities on the roads, while two-wheelers are among the most vulnerable road users, along with cyclists and pedestrians. But the objective is also to ensure that the vehicles comply with the standards, in particular with regard to the noise of the exhaust.
But the owners of motorcycles and scooters will not be the only ones to be affected by this measure. Indeed, the decree n ° 2021-1062 of August 9, 2021 underlines that ” holders of two- or three-wheel motor vehicles “Will be subject to technical control, as well as” motorized quadricycle holders “. A fairly general formulation which therefore encompasses all types of cars and light commercial vehicles, categories L1e, L2e, L3e, L4e, L5e, L6e and L7e. This implicitly means that even vehicles without a license will also be subject to it, from the start of 2023 as well. All owners of Renault Twizy, Citroën Ami and other Ligier, Aixam and Microcar must therefore submit to periodic technical inspections, with the same frequency as for passenger cars. As a reminder, this must be done six months before the 4th anniversary of the vehicle, then once every two years.
Discover the technical control schedule for two-wheelers and cars without a license
In order to provide more clarity, the decree details the different deadlines, depending on the age of the vehicle:
- The first inspection of vehicles registered before January 1, 2016 is carried out in 2023
- The first inspection of vehicles registered between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2020 is carried out in 2024
- The first inspection of vehicles registered between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 is carried out in 2025
- The first inspection of vehicles registered between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 is carried out in 2026
Note that the period is extended to five years for vintage cars, except in the event of transfer.
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