Made compulsory in 2023, technical control for two-wheelers was finally suspended until further notice.
It is a turnaround to say the least unexpected that offered to us Emmanuel Macron last night. Only one day after having formalized the establishment of a mandatory technical control for two-wheelers from 2023, the President of the Republic finally changed his mind, canceling the just-forgotten decree. A decision announced by the Minister of Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, who emphasizes that this obligation is currently “ not the priority of the ministry “. While many bikers have stepped up to the plate in recent days to denounce this measure, the government emphasizes that this discontent has nothing to do with this decision, which in fact could be explained by a quack in the agenda. Indeed, the entourage of the minister affirms that the problem would come from “ time lapse between directive european of 2014 and its implementation ”. According to Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, the decree would then have been published ” even before the minister was able to talk to the bikers », As relayed by our colleagues from Figaro.
An executive adviser then told AFP that the President of the Republic considered “ that it was not the moment to annoy the French »And decided to have this decree annulled after discovering it. True or not, the result is therefore there, and the bikers as well as scooter users will ultimately not need to go to a technical control center every two years. A relief for the owners, while the French Federation of Angry Bikers had already protested many times against this measure, deemed unnecessary. However, if it is now canceled, the Minister of Transport has however announced that he will receive representatives of biker associations in early September, in order to be able to discuss with them the solutions that could be put in place in the future. Indeed, the European Union has been demanding since 2014 the establishment of a technical control for two-wheelers, which France has already escaped for several years.
As a reminder, this technical control intended for two-wheelers as well as for unlicensed cars was originally intended to reduce road accidents and fatalities, by controlling vehicles more effectively and their proper functioning. An unnecessary measure for the FFMC, which emphasized 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 “. Regarding the noise emitted in particular by the exhaust, which should also be checked during the periodic inspection, the bikers claim that those who overdo it “need education and not a technical check “. While no modality had been announced, neither on the points checked, nor on the duration and the tariff, the implementation of this measure is therefore for the moment put on pause, pending future discussions between the government. and associations.
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