Today, the European Commission launched a public consultation on a revision of the rules governing the roadworthiness of vehicles in the EU, planned for mid-2023. Roadworthiness inspections of vehicles are essential both for road safety and maintaining a vehicle's environmental performance over its lifetime.
The results of the public consultation will feed into the revision of the EU's roadworthiness rules, including those on periodic roadworthiness testing, roadside inspections for commercial vehicles, and vehicle document registration. The Commission invites all those interested to express their opinions on the impact of the current legal framework, as well on the possible policy measures that could be taken and the impact they may have.
The Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy adopted in December 2020 underlined the EU's commitment to improve road safety and the objective of zero road fatalities by 2050. In this context, the Strategy also called for adjustments to the roadworthiness legislative framework.
- Publication date
- 6 July 2022
- Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport