As a motorcyclist – scooterist or – a European Powered Two/Three Wheeled (PTW) rider you could have the chance to go to Strasbourg to interview the President of the European Parliament – Martin Schulz! With European legislation on motorcycling and road safety a focus for the European Parliament, you can – according to the European [...]
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Update on Road Worthiness Testing The EU parliament’s (Internal Market and Consumer Protection) IMCO Committee discussed the Commission’s proposal for harmonised road worthiness testing in Europe yesterday, the most important outcome is that the Committee voted for the proposal to become a Directive (in line with the EU Council’s position) rather than for a Regulation [...]
FEMA the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations has announced that the 2013 MEP Ride will be held on June 26th. FEMA says, “Stay tuned and prepare for the ride of the year!” Since 1996, the Ride of the Members of the European Parliament, the “MEP Ride”, brings together motorcycling citizens from all over Europe and [...]
Recently the UK MEP Brian Simpson (Chairman of the Transport And Tourism Committee), astounded motorcyclists with his comment at the end of a discussion about the Road Worthiness Testing (RWT) proposal (which his committee is tasked to examine on behalf of the European parliament) that he was astounded that 12 member states do not have [...]
As reported by some European rider organisations, the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA) argues that, “Road users and motorcyclists in particular, have serious doubts about the objectiveness of the EU decision-making process and the actual motives and democratic values of our representatives.” FEMA adds, “It would not be the first time the EU has [...]
In January we reported on the TRAN (Transport and Tourism) committees Public Hearing on the European Commission’s proposals for European wide Road Worthiness Testing (RWT), registration documents for vehicles and roadside inspections of commercial vehicles. The hearing involving two expert panels, with those on the panel giving an opinion on roadworthiness checks, road safety as [...]
The RWT (Road Worthiness Testing) procedures are probably as interesting as dried toast, but as motorcyclists we need to keep on top of these procedures so that we know what our future is. The Commission’s proposal if implemented would create enormous change across Europe and for different reasons, governments, consumer organisations and politicians have opposing [...]
ACEM – the Motorcycle Industry in Europe, which is the professional body representing the interests of powered two wheeler (PTWs – that’s motorcycles to you and me) manufacturers in Europe reports that a Clean Power for Transport package includes Powered Two-Wheelers amongst mobility solutions for tomorrow’s energy challenges ACEM say that on the 24th January [...]
On Tuesday 22nd January 2013, the TRAN Committee held a Public Hearing concerning the proposals for new EU-wide Road Worthiness Testing (RWT) also known as Periodical Technical Inspections (PTI) for cars, powered two-wheelers (PTWs – motorcycles – scooters – mopeds) and commercial vehicles and trailers. The European Commission representative commented that, “In a country where [...]
ACEM – the Motorcycle Industry in Europe, who are the professional body representing the interests of powered two wheeler (PTWs – that’s motorcycles to you and me) manufacturers in Europe, has produced a video to accompany their conference, which is taking place in Brussels today. According to ACEM the video highlights “The role that Powered [...]
The TRAN (Transport and Tourism) Committee of MEPs is to hold a public hearing, involving two expert panels, on roadworthiness checks and road safety as well as their impact on citizens and business. This committee is dealing with the Commission’s proposals for European wide Road Worthiness Testing (RWT), registration documents for vehicles and roadside inspections [...]