EU Calls for Tougher Technical Tests on Vehicles to Reduce Risk of Fatal Accidents

by Kathy Jones on  July 13, 2012 at 9:03 PM Environmental Health
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Motor vehicles could be made to undergo stricter tests with the European Commission currently thinking of introducing a proposal that could see tougher technical tests conducted on cars and motorbikes during regular vehicle checkups.
EU Calls for Tougher Technical Tests on Vehicles to Reduce Risk of Fatal Accidents
EU Calls for Tougher Technical Tests on Vehicles to Reduce Risk of Fatal Accidents

"Five people die on Europe's roads every day in accidents linked to technical faults," said European Commission spokeswoman Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen, announcing new rules Friday to toughen up and widen out testing regulations.

A key suggestion will be to extend regular vehicle checks across the European Union to two- and three-wheel vehicles, not the case in a number of countries -- Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal and Romania.

The EU executive will call for vehicles to undergo a first technical test after four years, with a second at six and yearly checks subsequently for vehicles over six years old.

Source: AFP

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