Vote on Roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers: - extracts from the vote on the report Werner KUHN (EPP, DE)

Type: News   Reference: 94225   Duration: 00:00:45  Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 02/07/2013   First transmission: 02/07/2013
Parliament called on Tuesday for updated rules on vehicle checks that improve road safety and extend regular inspections to motorbikes and to some trailers and caravans, making roadside checks on commercial vehicles more efficient and risk-based and streamlining the rules on vehicle documents. "The technical requirements related to testing that we are introducing are of very high standards," said Werner Kuhn (EPP, DE), rapporteur for periodic inspections of vehicles and trailers. MEPs voted for mandatory checks on motorcycles in all member states from 2016 and on mopeds from 2018, unless a Commission study finds that testing of mopeds would be ineffective. They also voted to extend mandatory checks to trailers weighing over two tonnes and to caravan trailers over 750 kg and backed existing standards for trailers over 3,5 tonnes. Parliament wants to keep the current minimum requirement for initial roadworthiness checks for cars at four years, followed by tests every two years thereafter. Parliament adopted amendments to the Commission proposals which it wants to be the basis for negotiations with Council with a view to agreeing the revised legislation at first reading.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior shot of the EP, Strasbourg. 00:00:05
00:00:10 EP Vice-President Gianni PITELLA opens the vote on the report by Werner Kuhn (EPP, DE). Vote on first amendments (6 shots). 00:00:17
00:00:27 Vote on the draft legislative proposal as modified. 00:00:18
00:00:45 END 00:00:00
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