A conversion bonus of up to 6,000 euros among the alternative measures to the technical inspection of two-wheelers

Alternative measures to the technical inspection of two-wheelers will be put in place, including a conversion bonus and noise-canceling radars, announced Wednesday, November 24, the Minister for Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari. The measures cover “The challenges of road safety, the fight against pollution and noise”, according to a press release from the ministry.

In particular, a conversion bonus of up to 6,000 euros and without income conditions will be created. “For the purchase of electric or very low pollution two-wheelers”.

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The technical inspection of two-wheelers, required by the European Union since 2014, should in principle be implemented in 1er January 2022 at the latest by each Member State.

In France, a decree – published on August 11, 2021 – had set a gradual entry into force from 2023. But the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, suspended it the next day, considering that “It was not the moment to annoy the French”, had advanced an adviser to the executive to justify this decision. The executive has since planked on alternative measures.

Already implemented in most European countries

In addition to the conversion bonus, from 2022, “Radars to control noise emissions, in particular from two-wheelers”, will be installed, initially for educational purposes, alongside the “Maintenance of a level of penalties for unapproved or tampered with exhaust pipes of up to 1,500 euros and the immobilization of the vehicle”.

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Among the safety measures, the government will strengthen its communication on the wearing of gloves and plans to adapt the car license (B) to include “The issue of the safety of two-wheelers”. Finally, the government wants to strengthen “The signaling device for blind spots of heavy vehicles”.

These measures were presented Wednesday by Mr. Djebbari to the biker federations, according to the ministry, which adds that they will be submitted in the coming days to the European Commission.

Most European countries have already implemented this technical control. Only Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands have adopted alternative measures to reduce the number of accidents, which have enabled them to bypass it.

The World with AFP

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