Implementation of the roadworthiness packageDaniele D'Onofrio
The European Parliament has released a new European implementation assessment (EIA) titled “Implementation of the roadworthiness package“.
The purpose of this document is to check whether the transposition of safety measures included in the package adopted at European level in 2014, aiming to improve road safety through common rules on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers (Directive 2014/45/EU), vehicle registration documents (Directive 2014/46/EU), and roadside inspections of commercial vehicles (Directive 2014/47/EU), has led to common standards in practice, as well as to assess the current functioning of the exchange of information and the mutual recognition of technical controls between Member States.
The analysis of the above mentioned aspects has highlighted a number of differences between Member States, mainly based on the low level of requirements set by certain provisions. Nevertheless, this does not seem to put the safety objectives of the package at risk for the time being.