The EC, assisted by Transport Research Laboratory, is holding a competition for students and technically-minded members of the public to propose innovative ideas to reduce or prevent the tampering of L-category vehicles. The “L” stands for “Light” vehicles and includes: Powered cycles, Mopeds, Scooters, Motorcycles, Tricycles, Quads and Mini-cars.
The “L” stands for “Light” vehicles and includes: Powered cycles, Mopeds, Scooters, Motorcycles, Tricycles, Quads and Mini-cars
The competition is open to members of the public, schools, colleges, universities and riders associations across Europe.
It is important that when people modify their vehicles, either for customisation or repair, that they do not expose themselves or other road users to increased safety risks or allow the vehicle to emit excess pollution or noise. The aim of the competition is to identify effective solutions to these tampering events to protect the environment and the safety of road users, including the riders and passengers of the vehicle.
So called ‘harmless’ modifications that have no adverse effects on safety or the environment will not fall under the scope of possible anti-tampering measures. This will ensure that customizing L-category vehicles will also be possible and legal in the future. Again, only measures against “harmful tampering” will be taken on L-category vehicles – tampering which has detrimental effects on safety and/or the environment.
The deadline for entries is the 10th June 2011.