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Technical inspection of two-wheelers: three questions about this visit which becomes compulsory on October 1

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The end of an exception. All owners of motor vehicles with two, three or four wheels with a cylinder capacity equal to or greater than 50 cm3 must go to the garage for a technical inspection before October 1, 2022. The Council of State announced on Tuesday that a postponement of the entry into force of the technical control of two-wheelers “for the oldest vehicles” was “not justified”. Franceinfo comes back in three questions on this obligation that the government had postponed to 2023. 1Why has the technical control of two-wheelers been put back in the saddle? It was initially planned that the owners of two-wheelers meet the obligation of the technical control no later than January 1, 2022. Faced with the revolt of the associations of motorcyclists, Emmanuel Macron had announced, the day after the publication of the decree of August 9, 2021, that it would not be applied. The head of state had judged that “it was not the time to bother the French”, according to an adviser to the executive. The Ministry Delegate for Transport then assured, in November 2021, that alternative measures would be established in order to cover “the challenges of road safety, the fight against pollution and noise” and to obtain an exemption from the European directive of 2014 , which only imposes a technical control on motorcycles over 125 cm3. In the process, three associations, “Ras the scoot”, “Respire” and “Paris without a car”, had denounced this suspension deemed illegitimate and in favor of motorcycle associations. Seized, the Council of State has just given them reason. ⚖ The implementation of the technical control of “two-wheelers” cannot be postponed beyond October 1, 2022➡ Read the decision: https://t.co/fBWV6d3kCy pic.twitter.com/2yA93yUwFz — Conseil d’ State (@Conseil_Etat) May 17, 2022 France’s highest administrative court has ruled that France’s mere notification to the EU of its intention to introduce alternative measures is “not likely to justify the transposition of this “European” directive in the absence of effective implementation of the measures envisaged. The decree, which was neither annulled nor modified, but suspended, comes into force again. The decision of the Council of State lifting the suspension. The technical control becomes mandatory for all two-, three- or four-wheeled vehicles over 50 cm3, including cars without a licence. 2Why do NGOs not want motorcyclists to escape technical control? For “Ras le scoot”, “Breathe” and “Paris without a car”, the postponement of the compulsory technical inspection by the government was decided to the detriment of road safety and environmental prevention measures. In their request sent to the Council of State, they argued “that in France, a user of motorized two-wheelers is 22 times more likely to be the victim of a fatal accident than a user of a light vehicle” and that this risk was “lower in the States that have already implemented technical control – 16 times in Germany, 17 times in Spain”. The NGOs also argued that the technical control “would reduce the noise pollution caused in particular by the unclamping of the engines, but also those related to air pollution”. The Council of State’s decision was thus welcomed by the applicant NGOs. “This technical control is an effective measure, which will allow (…) to evacuate from circulation the two-wheelers which should no longer roll, like wrecks”, rejoiced Franck-Olivier Torro, spokesperson for “Ras le scoot”, Wednesday on franceinfo. The three associations also congratulate themselves, on the site of “Ras le scoot”, that “the Head of State [soit] forced to respect his environmental commitments, at a time when he is making ecology a priority for his new mandate”. 3Why are angry biker associations holding back? In a statement published in August 2021, the French angry bikers explained the reasons for their reluctance. Stating from the outset that “the fact that Europe demands something has never been a guarantee of relevance”, the authors support their arguments in particular on a study of accidents in motorcycles of 2009, according to which the rate of “accidents due to a technical failure is 0.3%”. They also denounce the technical inspection operators who, “in the face of the decline of the automobile, seek other ways to make their facilities profitable”. The day after the decision of the Council of State, Jean-Marc Belotti, of the French Federation of Angry Bikers, is “no more worried than that”. He believes that ” the French government does not want technical control”. “We have worked with the outgoing (Transport) Ministry and the Alternative Measures Decree is on the pile and awaiting publication.” If the new government goes back on these commitments, “the bikers will be very upset” and will not hesitate to demonstrate, he warned.

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