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The technical control of motorized two-wheelers will be introduced within two months


It will be two months. Time is running out for the government regarding the introduction of technical control for motorized two-wheelers, after the decision handed down on Thursday 1er June, by the Council of State.

The highest administrative court, seized in summary proceedings by several associations fighting for air quality and road safety, ordered the government to “take the decree of application of the decree of August 9, 2021 relating to the implementation of the technical inspection of motorized vehicles with two or three wheels and motorized quadricycles within a period of two months from the notification of this decision ».

Transport Minister Clément Beaune reacted immediately, saying the government would enforce “of course the decision of the Council of State” and that he himself would specify “in the next few days the calendar and the modalities of the technical control”, in a press release. At this stage, the exact date on which the motorcycles and scooters will be subject to technical control in France is not known.

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A short time

This decision reaffirms that of October 2022, which had restored the introduction of technical control, the application of which was planned for the beginning of 2023 before its cancellation by the government. Since then, the latter was planning to pass a light check on two-wheelers, for less than fifty euros, from June 2023, according to a government note consulted by Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The applicant associations, including Respire and Ras Le Scoot, welcomed the decision of the Council of State, recalling that they were fighting “for two years to enforce European law”.

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The European Commission had imposed in 2014 a technical control in all the countries of the European Union, wishing its implementation from January 2022 for two-wheelers over 125 cm3.

Céline Aubrun, coordinator of the national office of the French Federation of Angry Bikers (FFMC), judged ” complicated “ to apply it in such a short time: “As the technical control centers were not necessarily ready, it will be put in place in a hurry, we are worried about such a rapid implementation”she told AFP.

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The World with AFP