Mobility and transport

Public consultations

Internet consultation relating on Periodic Technical Inspections (PTI)  for motor vehicles and their trailers

Consultation period: 30/07/2010 - 24/09/2010

Objectives of the consultation

European  and national Governments are at one in wishing to ensure that the EU Single Market works as efficiently as possible and that the administrative burden is reduced, in the interests of citizens. There is also a wish to see a reduction in the numbers and severity of road accidents and of emissions from road vehicles.

Within the existing common framework for Periodic Technical Inspections (PTI),  no systematic mutual recognition of PTI due to the absence of a fully harmonised testing system is in place in Europe and the quality of national testing varies across EU countries, creating obstacles to internal market, leading to environmental problems, affecting road safety and contributing to the administrative burden.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on possible new policies in this area and to gather relevant information from both the public as road users and vehicle owners, and the industries and public authorities affected – manufacturers, haulage companies, police and licensing authorities, and others.

Practical Information

The consultation is being launched only in an electronic form via the interactive policymaking tool.

Interested parties are invited to send their comments, suggestions and replies to the questionnaire to the Commission by 24.09.2010 at the latest.

All stakeholders and organisations involved in road transport and related logistic services are invited to respond to the public consultation. The summary of the consultation's results will be published on the Commission's website.

This is an anonymous survey.

Please note that this document has been drafted for information and consultation purposes only. It has not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be regarded as representing the view of the Commission. It does not prejudge, or constitute the announcement of any position on the part of the Commission on the issues covered. Moreover, the European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made of such information.

Advice for filling in the questionnaire

The online questionnaire is structured as follows:

- Respondent information

- Experience of PTI

- Experience of Roadside inspections

- The inspections in the European Union

- Vision on policy options

Even though the consultation is open during eight weeks we would encourage stakeholders to respond as soon as possible, in order to help the ongoing impact assessment.

Apart from filling in the questionnaire, respondents may also send separate comments to the European Commission (MOVE-ROAD-SAFETY-ROADWORTHINESS) but the main analysis of this internet consultation will be based on the responses to the questions raised in the questionnaire.


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Contributions to the consultation
Comments were received from national governments, companies and research institutes, associations and individuals.