2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:36
Peter Ramsauer does not believe in the EU Commission's mental games of sending older vehicles to the TÜV every two years. According to the Federal Transport Minister, testing practice in Germany has been tried and tested.
Federal Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer (CSU) rejects considerations in the EU Commission to send old cars and cars with high mileage to the "TÜV" every year in the future. He didn't think much of it, he told the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung".
In Germany there are already high standards for the main inspection - colloquially known as "TÜV". "Our testing practice has been tried and tested for a long time and can be helpful for other EU countries." The considerations from Brussels would only mean more bureaucracy and higher financial costs for many motorists.
Confidential EU draft
The media reported on the weekend about a confidential draft from the house of EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas to send vehicles from the seventh year or from a certain mileage to the "TÜV" annually. In Germany this is required for the first time three years after approval, and then every two years.
The ADAC had already rejected the EU's plans. He would see no technical justification for this and refer to the accident statistics. 2010. The number of 354,919 car accidents with personal injury. However, a technical defect was responsible for the accident only in 1508 cases. Therefore there is no reason for the automobile club to change the test intervals.
"The new regulation would have no significant benefit for road safety, but only benefit the testing organizations: an annual inspection would affect more than half of the approximately 43 million cars," according to ADAC. "With an average test fee of around 60 euros, additional costs of over 1.2 billion euros per year would result according to ADAC calculations." (AG / dpa)
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