Starting September 1, 2020, the European Union implements car and motorcycle surveillance on the roads of European countries. The rules, adopted in May 2018, will be far more stringent in regulating the system for car monitoring and permits.
Reporting from the official website of the European Union on Monday, August 31, 2020, the Commissioner for Internal Market of the European Union said that European citizens deserve the cleanest and safest cars.
“This prompts us to enforce very strict controls on cars that are allowed on the roads,” said the EU Commissioner for Internal Markets.
With this regulation, the Commission can check to conduct checks on cars, pull cars en masse, and even impose fines of up to 30,000 Euros per car if they violate the rules.
The effort to bring cleaner and safer mobility is in line with the challenges of future crises. The commission must invest in infrastructure and innovation.
The Commission is of the opinion that this policy is in line with efforts to restore consumer confidence, strengthen the single market, and support long-term competition in the European car industry.
The following are some of the important elements in the rules for controlling these cars and motorbikes:
Independent quality testing before releasing the car on the market
The new car technical inspection is independently audited. The criteria are strict and apply to all member states of the European Union. The authorities of individual countries are now responsible for making sure the rules are strictly implemented.
Examination of marketed cars
The inspection is also carried out at the car sales dealer. From now on, EU member states can crack down on vehicles in their territory without waiting for the approval of the authority that issued the permit.
In addition, the Commission may carry out compliance and suitability checks on vehicles, both in the laboratory and on the road.
In the event that a manufacturer violates rules such as installing technology to circumvent, or falsifying specifications, the Commission could order a mass recall and sanction manufacturing of up to 30,000 Euros per car.
Previously, sanctions could only be imposed by the authorized state. This regulation is made to ensure all vehicles circulating in the European Union meet the requirements before being released to the market.
The problem that underlies this rule is the emission limit (exhaust gas). The rules were drawn up by the European Union Commission in 2016, following the Diesel or Dieselgate scandal. In 2018, the Council and Parliament of the European Union approved it.