Member States to decide on Road Worthiness Test (RWT)

MAG UK are delighted with the announcement, from FEMA, that the European Parliament Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) have voted to allow the individual Member States to decide whether roadworthiness testing is required.

Already with one of the more rigorous regimes in Europe, MAG UK has been campaigning and that the proposals;

  • failed to justify the harmonisation of testing frequencies;
  • were based on biased evidence which is neither representative nor sufficient to justify the economic and regulatory burdens involved;
  • were completely disproportionate to the size of the problem;
  • went against the principle of subsidiarity which enables Member States to design specific national measures for national road safety priorities.

A big “Thank You” goes out to all MAG members who have lobbied their Euro MPs on this issue. Keep up the good work, we are making a difference!