noise reduction radars and conversion incentives as alternative measures

published on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 9:12 p.m.

Alternative measures to the technical control of two-wheelers will be put in place, including a conversion bonus and noise-canceling radars, Minister Delegate for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari announced on Wednesday.

The measures cover “the issues of road safety, the fight against pollution and noise”, according to a press release from the ministry.

A conversion bonus of up to 6,000 euros and without income conditions will be created in particular “for the purchase of electric two-wheelers or very little polluting”.

The technical inspection of two-wheelers, required by the European Union since 2014, should in principle be implemented by 1 January 2022 by each Member State at the latest.

In France, a decree – published on August 11, 2021 – had fixed a gradual entry into force from 2023. But the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, had suspended it the next day, considering that “it was not the moment to annoy the French “, had advanced an adviser to the executive to justify this decision. The executive has since planked on alternative measures.

In addition to the conversion bonus, from 2022, “radars to control noise emissions, in particular two-wheelers” will be installed, initially for educational purposes, in parallel with “maintaining a level of penalties for pots exhaust not approved or tampered with, up to 1,500 euros and the immobilization of the vehicle “.

Among the measures concerning safety, the government will strengthen its communication on the wearing of gloves and provide for an adaptation of the car license (B) to include “the issue of two-wheeled safety”.

Finally, the government wants to strengthen “the signaling device for blind spots of heavy vehicles”.

This alternative device was presented Wednesday by Mr. Djebbari to the biker federations, according to the ministry, which adds that the measures will be submitted in the coming days to the European Commission.

Most European countries have already implemented this technical control. Only Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands have adopted alternative measures to reduce the number of accidents, which have enabled them to bypass it.

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