A mini-technical control planned for two-wheelers from June 2023

The government plans to pass a light technical control on two-wheelers, for less than fifty euros, from June 2023, according to a government note consulted on Wednesday by AFP. According to this note sent on November 22 to the regional equipment directorates (DREAL), in charge of putting this control in place, the Ministry of Transport plans to start technical control for two-wheelers “by June 2023”. .

It would be “a simplified technical control with a significant reduction in checkpoints” compared to that of the cars, and “a progressive implementation in 2 stages with a visual check at the start” then “a more substantial check involving the taking of some measurements using dedicated equipment (example: emissions of pollutants)”. A spokeswoman for the ministry stressed on Wednesday that a consultation was “in progress on the various parameters” and that “nothing” was “stabilized at this stage”.

Meetings with associations

At the end of October, the Council of State restored the introduction of this technical control imposed by the European Union to protect the safety of motorcyclists but also the environment, and already applied in many countries. The application of this measure was scheduled for early 2023 before it was canceled by the government.

The Minister of Transport Clément Beaune has since met with environmental associations which demanded the application of the measure but also with associations of motorcyclists, standing up against this control, and technical control networks.

The price “as low as possible”

According to the note, the government “is working in conjunction with the technical control federations” so that their territorial network “is sufficiently dense and that users do not have to travel too long a distance”, and so that “the price of the control technical remains as low as possible (it should normally be less than 50 euros)”.

A reflection is also underway to “stagger over time the passage to the technical control of the fleet of category L vehicles”, i.e. cars without a license, “in particular to avoid a peak of activity in the technical control centers followed by a period of low activity. Clément Beaune had indicated at the beginning of November that European regulations left “significant leeway” to governments, referring to a control “which is the least penalizing possible”.


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