Faced with the deaf ear of the government, the Council of State has decided to take action. In a new decision rendered this Thursday, June 1, the supreme court gives the government 2 months to establish the technical control of motorized two-wheelers.
This is the end of a hot file started several years ago: the famous technical control of motorized two-wheelers. This Thursday, June 1, 2023, the Council of State decided to put an end to the vagueness surrounding this controversial measure. In a decision rendered this Thursday, June 1, 2023, the supreme court gives the government two months For establish the technical control of motorized two-wheelers.
For good reason, the executive had shone by its inaction on the subject, despite the imposed return of the provision in a verdict of the Council of State delivered in October 2022. Moreover, several associations, namely Respire, Ras le Scooter and Paris without a car, had decided to seize the administrative institution again.
The government finally bows to the decision of the Council of State
The reaction of Clément Beaune, Minister Delegate for Transport, was not long in coming. In a press release, he says the government will enforce “of course the decision of the Council of State”. The political leader will specify himself “in the next few days the calendar and the modalities of the technical control”.
For now, we do not yet know the contours of the measure. Several questions therefore remain unanswered: will the two-wheelers of 125 cm³ and more be the only ones concerned or also the 50 cm³? What will be the price of the service? What criteria will be analyzed by the technical control centers?
A symbolic victory for associations
We remember that the government planned to pass a lighter control to two-wheelers, billed at around €50 from June 2023. Anyway, this is a great victory for the applicant associations : “It has now been two years since Ras le Scoot, alongside Respire and Paris Sans Car, has been fighting to enforce European law that Emmanuel Macron flouts for reasons of electoral expediency”. said the association.
Remember that the technical control of motorized two-wheelers was imposed by the European Commission from 2014 in all EU member countries, with application no later than January 2022. In France, the decree of August 9, 2021 had set its entry into force as of January 2023, but ultimately, the President of the Republic had decided to throw the measure away. In the midst of the presidential elections, the candidate for his re-investiture declared that “it was not the time to bother the French”.