Press conference by Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC, on the roadworthiness testing for motor vehicles and their trailers
Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Transport, gave a press conference on the new Roadworthiness Package. There are three parts to the roadworthiness package: periodic roadworthiness tests; technical roadside inspections of commercial vehicles; and vehicle registration. Vehicle checks are fundamental to road safety. More than 5 people die on Europe's roads every day in accidents linked to technical failure. So the EC adopted new rules to toughen up the testing regime and widen its scope.