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2012/0185(COD) Registration documents for vehicles. 'Roadworthiness package'

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead TRAN SAVISAAR-TOOMAST Vilja (icon: ALDE ALDE) SARVAMAA Petri (icon: PPE PPE), ȚICĂU Silvia-Adriana (icon: S&D S&D), DURANT Isabelle (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), BRADBOURN Philip (icon: ECR ECR)
Committee Opinion IMCO
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2020/03/04
   EC - Follow-up document
2014/06/10
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
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2014/04/29
   Final act published in Official Journal
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PURPOSE: to improve road safety by the establishment of common minimum requirements and harmonised rules applicable to technical checks on Union vehicles (‘roadworthiness testing’ package).

LEGISLATIVE ACT: Directive 2014/46/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles .

CONTENT: the Directive amends existing requirements contained in the current legal framework for the registration documents for vehicles (Directive 1999/37/EC). It is designed to improve the application of technical testing and roadside inspction regimes, particulary where the roadworthiness of a vehicle constitutes an immediate risk to road safety. The Directive is part of a set of measures on technical testing which also includes: i) a Directive on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers; and ii) a Directive on technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union.

The amendments introduced concern the following points:

Electronic data recording : the Directive provides that Member States shall record electronically data on all vehicles registered on their territory, including the outcome of mandatory periodic roadworthiness tests in accordance with Directive 2014/45/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and the period of validity of the roadworthiness certificate. Technical vehicle data shall be made available to the competent authorities or testing centres for the purpose of periodic roadworthiness testing.

Cancellation and suspension : where vehicles have failures that require them to be withdrawn from circulation, the Directive makes a distinction between the cancellation of the registration of an end-of-life vehicle and the suspension of the authority to use a vehicle, which will be lifted as soon as the vehicle has successfully passed a new roadworthiness test . In this case, no new registration procedure will be required.

Mutual recognition : in the event that the ownership of a vehicle , which has a valid proof of periodic roadworthiness test, changes, the validity of the roadworthiness certificate shall, as a matter of principle, be recognised by Member States.

Mutual assistance : the Member States shall assist one another in the implementation of this Directive. They may exchange information so as to check, before any registration of a vehicle, the latter’s legal status, where necessary in the Member State in which it was previously registered. Such checking may in particular involve the use of an electronic network.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 19.05.2014.

TRANSPOSITION: no later than 20.05.2017. The measures shall apply from 20.05.2018.

DELEGATED ACTS: the Commission may adopt delegated acts in order to update point II.4, second indent and point III.1.A (b) of both Annex I and Annex II, in the event of enlargement of the Union, and to update point II.6 of Annex I in relation to non-mandatory elements in the event of changes of definitions or of the content of certificates of conformity in the relevant Union type-approval legislation. The power to adopt delegated acts shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of five years as from 19 May 2014 . The European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act within a period of two months from the date of notification (this period can be extended for two months). If the European Parliament or the Council make objections, the delegated act will not enter into force.

2014/04/03
   CSL - Draft final act
Documents
2014/04/03
   CSL - Final act signed
2014/04/03
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2014/03/24
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading
2014/03/24
   CSL - Council Meeting
2014/03/11
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading
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The European Parliament adopted by 651 votes to 24 with 7 abstentions, a legislative resolution the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles.

Parliament adopted its position in first reading following the ordinary legislative procedure. The amendments adopted in plenary are the result of an agreement negotiated between Parliament and Council.

Safety and environmental protection : the amended text stresses that roadworthiness testing is a part of a wider regime ensuring that vehicles are kept in a safe and environmentally acceptable condition during their use. That regime should provide for periodic roadworthiness testing of vehicles and technical roadside inspection of vehicles used for commercial road transport activities as well as a vehicle registration procedure allowing for the suspension of a vehicle's authorisation to be used in road traffic where the vehicle constitutes an immediate risk to road safety.

Electronic record: Member States shall record electronically data on all vehicles registered on their territory. Those data shall include:

all mandatory elements and other non-mandatory data listed in Annex I or data from the certificate of conformity as provided for in Directive 2007/46/EC where possible; the outcome of mandatory periodic roadworthiness tests in accordance with Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council and the period of validity of the roadworthiness certificate . The processing of personal data in the context of this Directive shall be carried out in accordance with Directives 95/46/EC and 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Suspension and cancellation : where the competent authority of a Member State receives notification of a periodic roadworthiness test showing that the authorisation to use a particular vehicle in road traffic has been suspended, the suspension shall be recorded electronically. The suspension shall be effective until the vehicle has passed a new roadworthiness test. On successful completion of the roadworthiness test, the competent authority shall without delay re-authorise the use of the vehicle in road traffic. No new process of registration shall be necessary.

Member States or their competent authorities may adopt measures to facilitate the retesting of a vehicle the authorisation of which for use in road traffic has been suspended. Those measures may include the grant of permission to travel on public roads between a place of repair and a test centre for the purpose of a roadworthiness test.

Parliament states that an obligation to cancel permanently the registration of a vehicle notified as having been treated as an end-of-life vehicle in accordance with Directive 2000/53/EC should be introduced. Member States have the option of specifying in national law other reasons for cancelling a vehicle registration.

Even where a vehicle registration has been cancelled, it should be possible to retain a record of that registration.

Mutual recognition : Member States shall, as a matter of principle, recognise the validity of the roadworthiness certificate in the event that the ownership of a vehicle – which has a valid proof of periodic roadworthiness test – changes.

Mutual assistance : Member States shall assist one another in the implementation of the Directive. They may exchange information at bilateral or multilateral level in particular so as to check, before any registration of a vehicle, the latter's legal status, where necessary in the Member State in which it was previously registered. Such checking may in particular involve the use of an electronic network, comprising data from national electronic databases to facilitate the exchange of information.

Documents
2013/07/02
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2013/07/02
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted amendments to the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles.

The matter was referred back to the committee responsible . The vote was therefore postponed.

Suspension of a registration : this shall mean an administrative act whereby, for a limited period of time, the vehicle is not authorised to be used in road traffic, following which – provided the reasons for suspension have ceased to apply – it may be used again without a new process of registration.

Cancellation of a registration : Members propose granting the holder of the registration certificate the possibility to submit a request to the competent authority for cancellation of the registration. In the event that a Member State registration authority receives a notification that a vehicle has been treated as an end-of-life vehicle, the registration shall be cancelled and this information shall be added to its electronic register. Such cancellation shall not involve a new process of registration.

Validity of the certificate in case of re-registration : in case of re-registering a vehicle in another Member State or changing the owner of the vehicle, the technical conditions of the vehicle do not change and so the validity of the roadworthiness certificate should be recognised and stated on the new registration certificate. However, as Member States can decide on more frequent testing intervals than foreseen in the proposal for a regulation on roadworthiness tests, mutual recognition of validity shall be subject to the fact that the frequency of testing is not less in the original Member State than in the re-registering Member State.

Proof of the last roadworthiness test : in order to reduce the bureaucracy, Parliament considers it necessary to introduce the proof of the last roadworthiness test and the date for the next roadworthiness test (showing the validity of the roadworthiness test) on the registration certificate.

Mutual assistance : in order to facilitate checks specifically intended to combat fraud and the illegal trade in stolen vehicles and to check the validity of the roadworthiness certificate, it is appropriate to establish close cooperation between Member States, based on an effective exchange of information, by using national electronic databases .

Delegated acts : Parliament proposes to limit to 5 years the delegation of powers conferred on the Commission, whereas before it was an indeterminate period of time.

Documents
2013/07/01
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2013/06/06
   CSL - Debate in Council
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2013/06/06
   CSL - Council Meeting
2013/06/05
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading
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The Committee on Transport and Tourism adopted the report by Vilja SAVISAAR-TOOMAST (ADLE, EE) on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles.

The committee recommends that the European Parliament’s position adopted at first reading, following the ordinary legislative procedure, should amend the Commission proposal as follows:

Suspension of a registration : this shall mean an administrative act whereby, for a limited period of time, the vehicle is not authorised to be used in road traffic, following which – provided the reasons for suspension have ceased to apply – it may be used again without a new process of registration.

Cancellation of a registration : Members propose granting the holder of the registration certificate the possibility to submit a request to the competent authority for cancellation of the registration.

Validity of the certificate in case of re-registration : in case of re-registering a vehicle in another Member State or changing the owner of the vehicle, the technical conditions of the vehicle do not change and so the validity of the roadworthiness certificate should be recognised and stated on the new registration certificate. However, as Member States can decide on more frequent testing intervals than foreseen in the proposal for a regulation on roadworthiness tests, mutual recognition of validity shall be subject to the fact that the frequency of testing is not less in the original Member State than in the re-registering Member State.

Proof of the last roadworthiness test : in order to reduce the bureaucracy, Members consider it necessary to introduce the proof of the last roadworthiness test and the date for the next roadworthiness test (showing the validity of the roadworthiness test) on the registration certificate.

Mutual assistance : in order to facilitate checks specifically intended to combat fraud and the illegal trade in stolen vehicles and to check the validity of the roadworthiness certificate, it is appropriate to establish close cooperation between Member States, based on an effective exchange of information, by using national electronic databases .

Delegated acts : the report proposes to limit to 5 years the delegation of powers conferred on the Commission, whereas before it was an indeterminate period of time.

Documents
2013/05/30
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading
2013/03/28
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2013/02/13
   CZ_SENATE - Contribution
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2013/02/07
   EP - Committee draft report
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2012/10/22
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2012/10/17
   PT_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
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2012/10/03
   EP - SAVISAAR-TOOMAST Vilja (ALDE) appointed as rapporteur in TRAN
2012/09/11
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading
2012/07/13
   EC - Legislative proposal
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PURPOSE: to support and to enforce roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles and their trailers with a view to enhance road safety and environmental protection ("Roadworthiness Package").

PROPOSED ACT: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council.

BACKGROUND: before a vehicle may be put on the market, it has to fulfil all the relevant type or individual approval requirements guaranteeing an optimal level of safety and environmental standards. Following this approval, cars on the road have to be regularly submitted to periodic roadworthiness tests.

The goal of roadworthiness testing is to check the functionality of safety components, the environmental performance and the compliance of a vehicle with its approval.

The proposal aims at contributing to reach the target of a reduction of road fatalities by half until 2020 as laid down in the Policy Orientations on Road Safety 2011-2020 . It will also contribute to the reduction of emissions in road transport linked to poor maintenance of vehicles, following the European Strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles as well as the integrated energy and climate change policy.

The proposal is part of a package of measures which also includes: a proposal for a regulation on technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union and repealing Directive 2000/30/EC and a proposal for a regulation on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers and repealing Directive 2009/40/EC.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the following options were considered:

Option 1: the 'No policy change' approach where the present EU legal framework would be maintained; Option 2: the "Soft law approach" would consist in both better implementation and better monitoring of the application of existing legislation; Option 3: the "Legislative approach" would be based on two components: (a) revising upwards the minimum EU standards for periodic roadworthiness tests (PTI) and unexpected roadside inspections (RSI) and define mandatory standards; (b) in a second phase, the possible establishment of and EU harmonised data exchange system linking the existing databases.

The impact assessment has shown the benefits of a combination of a soft-law approach with a regulatory approach. Therefore, the soft-law measures have been integrated into the legislative texts.

LEGAL BASIS: Article 91 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

CONTENT: the proposal will amend the existing requirements laid down in the existing legislative framework related to the registration documents for vehicles (Directive 1999/37/EC). It aims at improving the enforcement of the roadworthiness testing and roadside inspection regime, notably in the case where the technical condition of a vehicle creates an imminent risk to road safety .

Compared to the existing act, the proposal provides for more precise definitions on the place of registration of vehicles, withdrawal and cancellation of registrations. The proposal also lays down new requirements on electronic vehicle registration registers and the follow up of notifications related to roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of vehicles.

Withdrawal and cancellation of registrations : the proposal:

ensures that vehicles which constitute an immediate risk to road safety due to dangerous defects are not allowed on the road by withdrawing their registration until another roadworthiness test has been passed successfully. It should not be necessary to go through the process of registration when the withdrawal is lifted again; introduces a degree of automatism whereby the original registration of vehicles which have been re-registered in another Member State are automatically cancelled. This avoids the existence of parallel registrations of vehicle in different Member States ; provides that registrations of vehicles that would need to be scrapped and those notified as 'end of life vehicle' shall be cancelled following its notification.

Electronic registers: the proposal also introduces the establishment of electronic registers containing all information related to the vehicle registration. This information will be made accessible for the purpose of roadworthiness testing as only a part of this information is printed on the registration certificates. The register provides for follow-up after notification of roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of a vehicle.

Commission’s powers: the Commission shall be empowered to update the annexes taking into account the evolution of the EU type-approval legislation in relation with the content of certificates of conformity as well as technical progress via delegated acts.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the proposal has no implications for the EU budget.

DELEGATED ACTS: the proposal contains provisions empowering the Commission to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

2012/07/13
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2012/07/13
   EC - Document attached to the procedure

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A7-0199/2013 - Vilja Savisaar-Toomast - Résolution législative #

2014/03/11 Outcome: +: 651, -: 24, 0: 7
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  • date: 2012-10-22T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.connefof.europarl.europa.eu/connefof/app/exp/COM(2012)0381 title: COM(2012)0381 type: Contribution body: BE_CHAMBER
  • date: 2012-10-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.connefof.europarl.europa.eu/connefof/app/exp/COM(2012)0381 title: COM(2012)0381 type: Contribution body: PT_PARLIAMENT
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  • date: 2012-07-13T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2012/0381/COM_COM(2012)0381_EN.pdf title: COM(2012)0381 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2012&nu_doc=0381 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to support and to enforce roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles and their trailers with a view to enhance road safety and environmental protection ("Roadworthiness Package"). PROPOSED ACT: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council. BACKGROUND: before a vehicle may be put on the market, it has to fulfil all the relevant type or individual approval requirements guaranteeing an optimal level of safety and environmental standards. Following this approval, cars on the road have to be regularly submitted to periodic roadworthiness tests. The goal of roadworthiness testing is to check the functionality of safety components, the environmental performance and the compliance of a vehicle with its approval. The proposal aims at contributing to reach the target of a reduction of road fatalities by half until 2020 as laid down in the Policy Orientations on Road Safety 2011-2020 . It will also contribute to the reduction of emissions in road transport linked to poor maintenance of vehicles, following the European Strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles as well as the integrated energy and climate change policy. The proposal is part of a package of measures which also includes: a proposal for a regulation on technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union and repealing Directive 2000/30/EC and a proposal for a regulation on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers and repealing Directive 2009/40/EC. IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the following options were considered: Option 1: the 'No policy change' approach where the present EU legal framework would be maintained; Option 2: the "Soft law approach" would consist in both better implementation and better monitoring of the application of existing legislation; Option 3: the "Legislative approach" would be based on two components: (a) revising upwards the minimum EU standards for periodic roadworthiness tests (PTI) and unexpected roadside inspections (RSI) and define mandatory standards; (b) in a second phase, the possible establishment of and EU harmonised data exchange system linking the existing databases. The impact assessment has shown the benefits of a combination of a soft-law approach with a regulatory approach. Therefore, the soft-law measures have been integrated into the legislative texts. LEGAL BASIS: Article 91 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. CONTENT: the proposal will amend the existing requirements laid down in the existing legislative framework related to the registration documents for vehicles (Directive 1999/37/EC). It aims at improving the enforcement of the roadworthiness testing and roadside inspection regime, notably in the case where the technical condition of a vehicle creates an imminent risk to road safety . Compared to the existing act, the proposal provides for more precise definitions on the place of registration of vehicles, withdrawal and cancellation of registrations. The proposal also lays down new requirements on electronic vehicle registration registers and the follow up of notifications related to roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of vehicles. Withdrawal and cancellation of registrations : the proposal: ensures that vehicles which constitute an immediate risk to road safety due to dangerous defects are not allowed on the road by withdrawing their registration until another roadworthiness test has been passed successfully. It should not be necessary to go through the process of registration when the withdrawal is lifted again; introduces a degree of automatism whereby the original registration of vehicles which have been re-registered in another Member State are automatically cancelled. This avoids the existence of parallel registrations of vehicle in different Member States ; provides that registrations of vehicles that would need to be scrapped and those notified as 'end of life vehicle' shall be cancelled following its notification. Electronic registers: the proposal also introduces the establishment of electronic registers containing all information related to the vehicle registration. This information will be made accessible for the purpose of roadworthiness testing as only a part of this information is printed on the registration certificates. The register provides for follow-up after notification of roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of a vehicle. Commission’s powers: the Commission shall be empowered to update the annexes taking into account the evolution of the EU type-approval legislation in relation with the content of certificates of conformity as well as technical progress via delegated acts. BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the proposal has no implications for the EU budget. DELEGATED ACTS: the proposal contains provisions empowering the Commission to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.
  • date: 2012-09-11T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2013-05-30T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2013-06-05T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2013-199&language=EN title: A7-0199/2013 summary: The Committee on Transport and Tourism adopted the report by Vilja SAVISAAR-TOOMAST (ADLE, EE) on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles. The committee recommends that the European Parliament’s position adopted at first reading, following the ordinary legislative procedure, should amend the Commission proposal as follows: Suspension of a registration : this shall mean an administrative act whereby, for a limited period of time, the vehicle is not authorised to be used in road traffic, following which – provided the reasons for suspension have ceased to apply – it may be used again without a new process of registration. Cancellation of a registration : Members propose granting the holder of the registration certificate the possibility to submit a request to the competent authority for cancellation of the registration. Validity of the certificate in case of re-registration : in case of re-registering a vehicle in another Member State or changing the owner of the vehicle, the technical conditions of the vehicle do not change and so the validity of the roadworthiness certificate should be recognised and stated on the new registration certificate. However, as Member States can decide on more frequent testing intervals than foreseen in the proposal for a regulation on roadworthiness tests, mutual recognition of validity shall be subject to the fact that the frequency of testing is not less in the original Member State than in the re-registering Member State. Proof of the last roadworthiness test : in order to reduce the bureaucracy, Members consider it necessary to introduce the proof of the last roadworthiness test and the date for the next roadworthiness test (showing the validity of the roadworthiness test) on the registration certificate. Mutual assistance : in order to facilitate checks specifically intended to combat fraud and the illegal trade in stolen vehicles and to check the validity of the roadworthiness certificate, it is appropriate to establish close cooperation between Member States, based on an effective exchange of information, by using national electronic databases . Delegated acts : the report proposes to limit to 5 years the delegation of powers conferred on the Commission, whereas before it was an indeterminate period of time.
  • date: 2013-06-06T00:00:00 type: Debate in Council body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=SMPL&ROWSPP=25&RESULTSET=1&NRROWS=500&DOC_LANCD=EN&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC&CONTENTS=3243*&MEET_DATE=06/06/2013 title: 3243
  • date: 2013-07-01T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20130701&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2013-07-02T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=23040&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2013-07-02T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2013-295 title: T7-0295/2013 summary: The European Parliament adopted amendments to the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles. The matter was referred back to the committee responsible . The vote was therefore postponed. Suspension of a registration : this shall mean an administrative act whereby, for a limited period of time, the vehicle is not authorised to be used in road traffic, following which – provided the reasons for suspension have ceased to apply – it may be used again without a new process of registration. Cancellation of a registration : Members propose granting the holder of the registration certificate the possibility to submit a request to the competent authority for cancellation of the registration. In the event that a Member State registration authority receives a notification that a vehicle has been treated as an end-of-life vehicle, the registration shall be cancelled and this information shall be added to its electronic register. Such cancellation shall not involve a new process of registration. Validity of the certificate in case of re-registration : in case of re-registering a vehicle in another Member State or changing the owner of the vehicle, the technical conditions of the vehicle do not change and so the validity of the roadworthiness certificate should be recognised and stated on the new registration certificate. However, as Member States can decide on more frequent testing intervals than foreseen in the proposal for a regulation on roadworthiness tests, mutual recognition of validity shall be subject to the fact that the frequency of testing is not less in the original Member State than in the re-registering Member State. Proof of the last roadworthiness test : in order to reduce the bureaucracy, Parliament considers it necessary to introduce the proof of the last roadworthiness test and the date for the next roadworthiness test (showing the validity of the roadworthiness test) on the registration certificate. Mutual assistance : in order to facilitate checks specifically intended to combat fraud and the illegal trade in stolen vehicles and to check the validity of the roadworthiness certificate, it is appropriate to establish close cooperation between Member States, based on an effective exchange of information, by using national electronic databases . Delegated acts : Parliament proposes to limit to 5 years the delegation of powers conferred on the Commission, whereas before it was an indeterminate period of time.
  • date: 2014-03-11T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2014-0195 title: T7-0195/2014 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 651 votes to 24 with 7 abstentions, a legislative resolution the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles. Parliament adopted its position in first reading following the ordinary legislative procedure. The amendments adopted in plenary are the result of an agreement negotiated between Parliament and Council. Safety and environmental protection : the amended text stresses that roadworthiness testing is a part of a wider regime ensuring that vehicles are kept in a safe and environmentally acceptable condition during their use. That regime should provide for periodic roadworthiness testing of vehicles and technical roadside inspection of vehicles used for commercial road transport activities as well as a vehicle registration procedure allowing for the suspension of a vehicle's authorisation to be used in road traffic where the vehicle constitutes an immediate risk to road safety. Electronic record: Member States shall record electronically data on all vehicles registered on their territory. Those data shall include: all mandatory elements and other non-mandatory data listed in Annex I or data from the certificate of conformity as provided for in Directive 2007/46/EC where possible; the outcome of mandatory periodic roadworthiness tests in accordance with Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council and the period of validity of the roadworthiness certificate . The processing of personal data in the context of this Directive shall be carried out in accordance with Directives 95/46/EC and 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. Suspension and cancellation : where the competent authority of a Member State receives notification of a periodic roadworthiness test showing that the authorisation to use a particular vehicle in road traffic has been suspended, the suspension shall be recorded electronically. The suspension shall be effective until the vehicle has passed a new roadworthiness test. On successful completion of the roadworthiness test, the competent authority shall without delay re-authorise the use of the vehicle in road traffic. No new process of registration shall be necessary. Member States or their competent authorities may adopt measures to facilitate the retesting of a vehicle the authorisation of which for use in road traffic has been suspended. Those measures may include the grant of permission to travel on public roads between a place of repair and a test centre for the purpose of a roadworthiness test. Parliament states that an obligation to cancel permanently the registration of a vehicle notified as having been treated as an end-of-life vehicle in accordance with Directive 2000/53/EC should be introduced. Member States have the option of specifying in national law other reasons for cancelling a vehicle registration. Even where a vehicle registration has been cancelled, it should be possible to retain a record of that registration. Mutual recognition : Member States shall, as a matter of principle, recognise the validity of the roadworthiness certificate in the event that the ownership of a vehicle – which has a valid proof of periodic roadworthiness test – changes. Mutual assistance : Member States shall assist one another in the implementation of the Directive. They may exchange information at bilateral or multilateral level in particular so as to check, before any registration of a vehicle, the latter's legal status, where necessary in the Member State in which it was previously registered. Such checking may in particular involve the use of an electronic network, comprising data from national electronic databases to facilitate the exchange of information.
  • date: 2014-03-24T00:00:00 type: Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading body: EP/CSL
  • date: 2014-04-03T00:00:00 type: Final act signed body: CSL
  • date: 2014-04-03T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 2014-04-29T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to improve road safety by the establishment of common minimum requirements and harmonised rules applicable to technical checks on Union vehicles (‘roadworthiness testing’ package). LEGISLATIVE ACT: Directive 2014/46/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles . CONTENT: the Directive amends existing requirements contained in the current legal framework for the registration documents for vehicles (Directive 1999/37/EC). It is designed to improve the application of technical testing and roadside inspction regimes, particulary where the roadworthiness of a vehicle constitutes an immediate risk to road safety. The Directive is part of a set of measures on technical testing which also includes: i) a Directive on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers; and ii) a Directive on technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union. The amendments introduced concern the following points: Electronic data recording : the Directive provides that Member States shall record electronically data on all vehicles registered on their territory, including the outcome of mandatory periodic roadworthiness tests in accordance with Directive 2014/45/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and the period of validity of the roadworthiness certificate. Technical vehicle data shall be made available to the competent authorities or testing centres for the purpose of periodic roadworthiness testing. Cancellation and suspension : where vehicles have failures that require them to be withdrawn from circulation, the Directive makes a distinction between the cancellation of the registration of an end-of-life vehicle and the suspension of the authority to use a vehicle, which will be lifted as soon as the vehicle has successfully passed a new roadworthiness test . In this case, no new registration procedure will be required. Mutual recognition : in the event that the ownership of a vehicle , which has a valid proof of periodic roadworthiness test, changes, the validity of the roadworthiness certificate shall, as a matter of principle, be recognised by Member States. Mutual assistance : the Member States shall assist one another in the implementation of this Directive. They may exchange information so as to check, before any registration of a vehicle, the latter’s legal status, where necessary in the Member State in which it was previously registered. Such checking may in particular involve the use of an electronic network. ENTRY INTO FORCE: 19.05.2014. TRANSPOSITION: no later than 20.05.2017. The measures shall apply from 20.05.2018. DELEGATED ACTS: the Commission may adopt delegated acts in order to update point II.4, second indent and point III.1.A (b) of both Annex I and Annex II, in the event of enlargement of the Union, and to update point II.6 of Annex I in relation to non-mandatory elements in the event of changes of definitions or of the content of certificates of conformity in the relevant Union type-approval legislation. The power to adopt delegated acts shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of five years as from 19 May 2014 . The European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act within a period of two months from the date of notification (this period can be extended for two months). If the European Parliament or the Council make objections, the delegated act will not enter into force. docs: title: Directive 2014/46 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32014L0046 title: OJ L 127 29.04.2014, p. 0129 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2014:127:TOC
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  • PURPOSE: to improve road safety by the establishment of common minimum requirements and harmonised rules applicable to technical checks on Union vehicles (‘roadworthiness testing’ package).

    LEGISLATIVE ACT: Directive 2014/46/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles.

    CONTENT: the Directive amends existing requirements contained in the current legal framework for the registration documents for vehicles (Directive 1999/37/EC). It is designed to improve the application of technical testing and roadside inspction regimes, particulary where the roadworthiness of a vehicle constitutes an immediate risk to road safety. The Directive is part of a set of measures on technical testing which also includes: i) a Directive on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers; and ii) a Directive on technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union.

    The amendments introduced concern the following points:

    Electronic data recording: the Directive provides that Member States shall record electronically data on all vehicles registered on their territory, including the outcome of mandatory periodic roadworthiness tests in accordance with Directive 2014/45/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and the period of validity of the roadworthiness certificate. Technical vehicle data shall be made available to the competent authorities or testing centres for the purpose of periodic roadworthiness testing.

    Cancellation and suspension: where vehicles have failures that require them to be withdrawn from circulation, the Directive makes a distinction between the cancellation of the registration of an end-of-life vehicle and the suspension of the authority to use a vehicle, which will be lifted as soon as the vehicle has successfully passed a new roadworthiness test. In this case, no new registration procedure will be required.

    Mutual recognition: in the event that the ownership of a vehicle, which has a valid proof of periodic roadworthiness test, changes, the validity of the roadworthiness certificate shall, as a matter of principle, be recognised by Member States.

    Mutual assistance: the Member States shall assist one another in the implementation of this Directive. They may exchange information so as to check, before any registration of a vehicle, the latter’s legal status, where necessary in the Member State in which it was previously registered. Such checking may in particular involve the use of an electronic network.

    ENTRY INTO FORCE: 19.05.2014.

    TRANSPOSITION: no later than 20.05.2017. The measures shall apply from 20.05.2018.

    DELEGATED ACTS: the Commission may adopt delegated acts in order to update point II.4, second indent and point III.1.A (b) of both Annex I and Annex II, in the event of enlargement of the Union, and to update point II.6 of Annex I in relation to non-mandatory elements in the event of changes of definitions or of the content of certificates of conformity in the relevant Union type-approval legislation. The power to adopt delegated acts shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of five years as from 19 May 2014. The European Parliament or the Council may object to a delegated act within a period of two months from the date of notification (this period can be extended for two months). If the European Parliament or the Council make objections, the delegated act will not enter into force.

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  • The European Parliament adopted by 651 votes to 24 with 7 abstentions, a legislative resolution the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles.

    Parliament adopted its position in first reading following the ordinary legislative procedure. The amendments adopted in plenary are the result of an agreement negotiated between Parliament and Council.

    Safety and environmental protection: the amended text stresses that roadworthiness testing is a part of a wider regime ensuring that vehicles are kept in a safe and environmentally acceptable condition during their use. That regime should provide for periodic roadworthiness testing of vehicles and technical roadside inspection of vehicles used for commercial road transport activities as well as a vehicle registration procedure allowing for the suspension of a vehicle's authorisation to be used in road traffic where the vehicle constitutes an immediate risk to road safety.

    Electronic record: Member States shall record electronically data on all vehicles registered on their territory. Those data shall include:

    Suspension and cancellation: where the competent authority of a Member State receives notification of a periodic roadworthiness test showing that the authorisation to use a particular vehicle in road traffic has been suspended, the suspension shall be recorded electronically. The suspension shall be effective until the vehicle has passed a new roadworthiness test. On successful completion of the roadworthiness test, the competent authority shall without delay re-authorise the use of the vehicle in road traffic. No new process of registration shall be necessary.

    Member States or their competent authorities may adopt measures to facilitate the retesting of a vehicle the authorisation of which for use in road traffic has been suspended. Those measures may include the grant of permission to travel on public roads between a place of repair and a test centre for the purpose of a roadworthiness test.

    Parliament states that an obligation to cancel permanently the registration of a vehicle notified as having been treated as an end-of-life vehicle in accordance with Directive 2000/53/EC should be introduced. Member States have the option of specifying in national law other reasons for cancelling a vehicle registration.

    Even where a vehicle registration has been cancelled, it should be possible to retain a record of that registration.

    Mutual recognition: Member States shall, as a matter of principle, recognise the validity of the roadworthiness certificate in the event that the ownership of a vehicle – which has a valid proof of periodic roadworthiness test – changes.

    Mutual assistance: Member States shall assist one another in the implementation of the Directive. They may exchange information at bilateral or multilateral level in particular so as to check, before any registration of a vehicle, the latter's legal status, where necessary in the Member State in which it was previously registered. Such checking may in particular involve the use of an electronic network, comprising data from national electronic databases to facilitate the exchange of information.

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PURPOSE: to support and to enforce roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles and their trailers with a view to enhance road safety and environmental protection ("Roadworthiness Package").

PROPOSED ACT: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council.

BACKGROUND: before a vehicle may be put on the market, it has to fulfil all the relevant type or individual approval requirements guaranteeing an optimal level of safety and environmental standards. Following this approval, cars on the road have to be regularly submitted to periodic roadworthiness tests.

The goal of roadworthiness testing is to check the functionality of safety components, the environmental performance and the compliance of a vehicle with its approval.

The proposal aims at contributing to reach the target of a reduction of road fatalities by half until 2020 as laid down in the Policy Orientations on Road Safety 2011-2020. It will also contribute to the reduction of emissions in road transport linked to poor maintenance of vehicles, following the European Strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles as well as the integrated energy and climate change policy.

The proposal is part of a package of measures which also includes: a proposal for a regulation on technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union and repealing Directive 2000/30/EC and a proposal for a regulation on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers and repealing Directive 2009/40/EC.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the following options were considered:

  • Option 1: the 'No policy change' approach where the present EU legal framework would be maintained;
  • Option 2: the "Soft law approach" would consist in both better implementation and better monitoring of the application of existing legislation;
  • Option 3: the "Legislative approach" would be based on two components: (a) revising upwards the minimum EU standards for periodic roadworthiness tests (PTI) and unexpected roadside inspections (RSI) and define mandatory standards; (b) in a second phase, the possible establishment of and EU harmonised data exchange system linking the existing databases.

The impact assessment has shown the benefits of a combination of a soft-law approach with a regulatory approach. Therefore, the soft-law measures have been integrated into the legislative texts.

LEGAL BASIS: Article 91 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

CONTENT: the proposal will amend the existing requirements laid down in the existing legislative framework related to the registration documents for vehicles (Directive 1999/37/EC). It aims at improving the enforcement of the roadworthiness testing and roadside inspection regime, notably in the case where the technical condition of a vehicle creates an imminent risk to road safety.

Compared to the existing act, the proposal provides for more precise definitions on the place of registration of vehicles, withdrawal and cancellation of registrations. The proposal also lays down new requirements on electronic vehicle registration registers and the follow up of notifications related to roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of vehicles. 

Withdrawal and cancellation of registrations : the proposal: 

  • ensures that vehicles which constitute an immediate risk to road safety due to dangerous defects are not allowed on the road by withdrawing their registration until another roadworthiness test has been passed successfully. It should not be necessary to go through the process of registration when the withdrawal is lifted again;
  • introduces a degree of automatism whereby the original registration of vehicles which have been re-registered in another Member State are automatically cancelled. This avoids the existence of parallel registrations of vehicle in different Member States ;
  • provides that registrations of vehicles that would need to be scrapped and those notified as 'end of life vehicle' shall be cancelled following its notification.

Electronic registers: the proposal also introduces the establishment of electronic registers containing all information related to the vehicle registration. This information will be made accessible for the purpose of roadworthiness testing as only a part of this information is printed on the registration certificates. The register provides for follow-up after notification of roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of a vehicle.

Commission’s powers: the Commission shall be empowered to update the annexes taking into account the evolution of the EU type-approval legislation in relation with the content of certificates of conformity as well as technical progress via delegated acts.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the proposal has no implications for the EU budget.

DELEGATED ACTS: the proposal contains provisions empowering the Commission to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

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PURPOSE: to support and to enforce roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles and their trailers with a view to enhance road safety and environmental protection ("Roadworthiness Package").

PROPOSED ACT: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council.

BACKGROUND: before a vehicle may be put on the market, it has to fulfil all the relevant type or individual approval requirements guaranteeing an optimal level of safety and environmental standards. Following this approval, cars on the road have to be regularly submitted to periodic roadworthiness tests.

The goal of roadworthiness testing is to check the functionality of safety components, the environmental performance and the compliance of a vehicle with its approval.

The proposal aims at contributing to reach the target of a reduction of road fatalities by half until 2020 as laid down in the Policy Orientations on Road Safety 2011-2020. It will also contribute to the reduction of emissions in road transport linked to poor maintenance of vehicles, following the European Strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles as well as the integrated energy and climate change policy.

The proposal is part of a package of measures which also includes: a proposal for a regulation on technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union and repealing Directive 2000/30/EC and a proposal for a regulation on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers and repealing Directive 2009/40/EC.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the following options were considered:

  • Option 1: the 'No policy change' approach where the present EU legal framework would be maintained;
  • Option 2: the "Soft law approach" would consist in both better implementation and better monitoring of the application of existing legislation;
  • Option 3: the "Legislative approach" would be based on two components: (a) revising upwards the minimum EU standards for periodic roadworthiness tests (PTI) and unexpected roadside inspections (RSI) and define mandatory standards; (b) in a second phase, the possible establishment of and EU harmonised data exchange system linking the existing databases.

The impact assessment has shown the benefits of a combination of a soft-law approach with a regulatory approach. Therefore, the soft-law measures have been integrated into the legislative texts.

LEGAL BASIS: Article 91 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

CONTENT: the proposal will amend the existing requirements laid down in the existing legislative framework related to the registration documents for vehicles (Directive 1999/37/EC). It aims at improving the enforcement of the roadworthiness testing and roadside inspection regime, notably in the case where the technical condition of a vehicle creates an imminent risk to road safety.

Compared to the existing act, the proposal provides for more precise definitions on the place of registration of vehicles, withdrawal and cancellation of registrations. The proposal also lays down new requirements on electronic vehicle registration registers and the follow up of notifications related to roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of vehicles. 

Withdrawal and cancellation of registrations : the proposal: 

  • ensures that vehicles which constitute an immediate risk to road safety due to dangerous defects are not allowed on the road by withdrawing their registration until another roadworthiness test has been passed successfully. It should not be necessary to go through the process of registration when the withdrawal is lifted again;
  • introduces a degree of automatism whereby the original registration of vehicles which have been re-registered in another Member State are automatically cancelled. This avoids the existence of parallel registrations of vehicle in different Member States ;
  • provides that registrations of vehicles that would need to be scrapped and those notified as 'end of life vehicle' shall be cancelled following its notification.

Electronic registers: the proposal also introduces the establishment of electronic registers containing all information related to the vehicle registration. This information will be made accessible for the purpose of roadworthiness testing as only a part of this information is printed on the registration certificates. The register provides for follow-up after notification of roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of a vehicle.

Commission’s powers: the Commission shall be empowered to update the annexes taking into account the evolution of the EU type-approval legislation in relation with the content of certificates of conformity as well as technical progress via delegated acts.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the proposal has no implications for the EU budget.

DELEGATED ACTS: the proposal contains provisions empowering the Commission to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

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  • The European Parliament adopted amendments to the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles.

    The matter was referred back to the committee responsible. The vote was therefore postponed.

    Suspension of a registration: this shall mean an administrative act whereby, for a limited period of time, the vehicle is not authorised to be used in road traffic, following which – provided the reasons for suspension have ceased to apply – it may be used again without a new process of registration.

    Cancellation of a registration: Members propose granting the holder of the registration certificate the possibility to submit a request to the competent authority for cancellation of the registration. In the event that a Member State registration authority receives a notification that a vehicle has been treated as an end-of-life vehicle, the registration shall be cancelled and this information shall be added to its electronic register. Such cancellation shall not involve a new process of registration.

    Validity of the certificate in case of re-registration: in case of re-registering a vehicle in another Member State or changing the owner of the vehicle, the technical conditions of the vehicle do not change and so the validity of the roadworthiness certificate should be recognised and stated on the new registration certificate. However, as Member States can decide on more frequent testing intervals than foreseen in the proposal for a regulation on roadworthiness tests, mutual recognition of validity shall be subject to the fact that the frequency of testing is not less in the original Member State than in the re-registering Member State.

    Proof of the last roadworthiness test: in order to reduce the bureaucracy, Parliament considers it necessary to introduce the proof of the last roadworthiness test and the date for the next roadworthiness test (showing the validity of the roadworthiness test) on the registration certificate.

    Mutual assistance: in order to facilitate checks specifically intended to combat fraud and the illegal trade in stolen vehicles and to check the validity of the roadworthiness certificate, it is appropriate to establish close cooperation between Member States, based on an effective exchange of information, by using national electronic databases.

    Delegated acts: Parliament proposes to limit to 5 years the delegation of powers conferred on the Commission, whereas before it was an indeterminate period of time.

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  • The European Parliament adopted amendments to the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles.

    The matter was referred back to the committee responsible. The vote was therefore postponed.

    Suspension of a registration: this shall mean an administrative act whereby, for a limited period of time, the vehicle is not authorised to be used in road traffic, following which – provided the reasons for suspension have ceased to apply – it may be used again without a new process of registration.

    Cancellation of a registration: Members propose granting the holder of the registration certificate the possibility to submit a request to the competent authority for cancellation of the registration. In the event that a Member State registration authority receives a notification that a vehicle has been treated as an end-of-life vehicle, the registration shall be cancelled and this information shall be added to its electronic register. Such cancellation shall not involve a new process of registration.

    Validity of the certificate in case of re-registration: in case of re-registering a vehicle in another Member State or changing the owner of the vehicle, the technical conditions of the vehicle do not change and so the validity of the roadworthiness certificate should be recognised and stated on the new registration certificate. However, as Member States can decide on more frequent testing intervals than foreseen in the proposal for a regulation on roadworthiness tests, mutual recognition of validity shall be subject to the fact that the frequency of testing is not less in the original Member State than in the re-registering Member State.

    Proof of the last roadworthiness test: in order to reduce the bureaucracy, Parliament considers it necessary to introduce the proof of the last roadworthiness test and the date for the next roadworthiness test (showing the validity of the roadworthiness test) on the registration certificate.

    Mutual assistance: in order to facilitate checks specifically intended to combat fraud and the illegal trade in stolen vehicles and to check the validity of the roadworthiness certificate, it is appropriate to establish close cooperation between Member States, based on an effective exchange of information, by using national electronic databases.

    Delegated acts: Parliament proposes to limit to 5 years the delegation of powers conferred on the Commission, whereas before it was an indeterminate period of time.

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  • The Committee on Transport and Tourism adopted the report by Vilja SAVISAAR-TOOMAST (ADLE, EE) on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 1999/37/EC on the registration documents for vehicles.

    The committee recommends that the European Parliament’s position adopted at first reading, following the ordinary legislative procedure, should amend the Commission proposal as follows:

    Suspension of a registration: this shall mean an administrative act whereby, for a limited period of time, the vehicle is not authorised to be used in road traffic, following which – provided the reasons for suspension have ceased to apply – it may be used again without a new process of registration.

    Cancellation of a registration: Members propose granting the holder of the registration certificate the possibility to submit a request to the competent authority for cancellation of the registration.

    Validity of the certificate in case of re-registration: in case of re-registering a vehicle in another Member State or changing the owner of the vehicle, the technical conditions of the vehicle do not change and so the validity of the roadworthiness certificate should be recognised and stated on the new registration certificate. However, as Member States can decide on more frequent testing intervals than foreseen in the proposal for a regulation on roadworthiness tests, mutual recognition of validity shall be subject to the fact that the frequency of testing is not less in the original Member State than in the re-registering Member State.

    Proof of the last roadworthiness test: in order to reduce the bureaucracy, Members consider it necessary to introduce the proof of the last roadworthiness test and the date for the next roadworthiness test (showing the validity of the roadworthiness test) on the registration certificate.

    Mutual assistance: in order to facilitate checks specifically intended to combat fraud and the illegal trade in stolen vehicles and to check the validity of the roadworthiness certificate, it is appropriate to establish close cooperation between Member States, based on an effective exchange of information, by using national electronic databases.

    Delegated acts: the report proposes to limit to 5 years the delegation of powers conferred on the Commission, whereas before it was an indeterminate period of time.  

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PURPOSE: to support and to enforce roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles and their trailers with a view to enhance road safety and environmental protection ("Roadworthiness Package").

PROPOSED ACT: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council.

BACKGROUND: before a vehicle may be put on the market, it has to fulfil all the relevant type or individual approval requirements guaranteeing an optimal level of safety and environmental standards. Following this approval, cars on the road have to be regularly submitted to periodic roadworthiness tests.

The goal of roadworthiness testing is to check the functionality of safety components, the environmental performance and the compliance of a vehicle with its approval.

The proposal aims at contributing to reach the target of a reduction of road fatalities by half until 2020 as laid down in the Policy Orientations on Road Safety 2011-2020. It will also contribute to the reduction of emissions in road transport linked to poor maintenance of vehicles, following the European Strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles as well as the integrated energy and climate change policy.

The proposal is part of a package of measures which also includes: a proposal for a regulation on technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union and repealing Directive 2000/30/EC and a proposal for a regulation on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers and repealing Directive 2009/40/EC.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the following options were considered:

  • Option 1: the 'No policy change' approach where the present EU legal framework would be maintained;
  • Option 2: the "Soft law approach" would consist in both better implementation and better monitoring of the application of existing legislation;
  • Option 3: the "Legislative approach" would be based on two components: (a) revising upwards the minimum EU standards for periodic roadworthiness tests (PTI) and unexpected roadside inspections (RSI) and define mandatory standards; (b) in a second phase, the possible establishment of and EU harmonised data exchange system linking the existing databases.

The impact assessment has shown the benefits of a combination of a soft-law approach with a regulatory approach. Therefore, the soft-law measures have been integrated into the legislative texts.

LEGAL BASIS: Article 91 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

CONTENT: the proposal will amend the existing requirements laid down in the existing legislative framework related to the registration documents for vehicles (Directive 1999/37/EC). It aims at improving the enforcement of the roadworthiness testing and roadside inspection regime, notably in the case where the technical condition of a vehicle creates an imminent risk to road safety.

Compared to the existing act, the proposal provides for more precise definitions on the place of registration of vehicles, withdrawal and cancellation of registrations. The proposal also lays down new requirements on electronic vehicle registration registers and the follow up of notifications related to roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of vehicles. 

Withdrawal and cancellation of registrations : the proposal: 

  • ensures that vehicles which constitute an immediate risk to road safety due to dangerous defects are not allowed on the road by withdrawing their registration until another roadworthiness test has been passed successfully. It should not be necessary to go through the process of registration when the withdrawal is lifted again;
  • introduces a degree of automatism whereby the original registration of vehicles which have been re-registered in another Member State are automatically cancelled. This avoids the existence of parallel registrations of vehicle in different Member States ;
  • provides that registrations of vehicles that would need to be scrapped and those notified as 'end of life vehicle' shall be cancelled following its notification.

Electronic registers: the proposal also introduces the establishment of electronic registers containing all information related to the vehicle registration. This information will be made accessible for the purpose of roadworthiness testing as only a part of this information is printed on the registration certificates. The register provides for follow-up after notification of roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of a vehicle.

Commission’s powers: the Commission shall be empowered to update the annexes taking into account the evolution of the EU type-approval legislation in relation with the content of certificates of conformity as well as technical progress via delegated acts.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the proposal has no implications for the EU budget.

DELEGATED ACTS: the proposal contains provisions empowering the Commission to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

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PURPOSE: to support and to enforce roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles and their trailers with a view to enhance road safety and environmental protection ("Roadworthiness Package").

PROPOSED ACT: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council.

BACKGROUND: before a vehicle may be put on the market, it has to fulfil all the relevant type or individual approval requirements guaranteeing an optimal level of safety and environmental standards. Following this approval, cars on the road have to be regularly submitted to periodic roadworthiness tests.

The goal of roadworthiness testing is to check the functionality of safety components, the environmental performance and the compliance of a vehicle with its approval.

The proposal aims at contributing to reach the target of a reduction of road fatalities by half until 2020 as laid down in the Policy Orientations on Road Safety 2011-2020. It will also contribute to the reduction of emissions in road transport linked to poor maintenance of vehicles, following the European Strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles as well as the integrated energy and climate change policy.

The proposal is part of a package of measures which also includes: a proposal for a regulation on technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union and repealing Directive 2000/30/EC and a proposal for a regulation on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers and repealing Directive 2009/40/EC.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the following options were considered:

  • Option 1: the 'No policy change' approach where the present EU legal framework would be maintained;
  • Option 2: the "Soft law approach" would consist in both better implementation and better monitoring of the application of existing legislation;
  • Option 3: the "Legislative approach" would be based on two components: (a) revising upwards the minimum EU standards for periodic roadworthiness tests (PTI) and unexpected roadside inspections (RSI) and define mandatory standards; (b) in a second phase, the possible establishment of and EU harmonised data exchange system linking the existing databases.

The impact assessment has shown the benefits of a combination of a soft-law approach with a regulatory approach. Therefore, the soft-law measures have been integrated into the legislative texts.

LEGAL BASIS: Article 91 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

CONTENT: the proposal will amend the existing requirements laid down in the existing legislative framework related to the registration documents for vehicles (Directive 1999/37/EC). It aims at improving the enforcement of the roadworthiness testing and roadside inspection regime, notably in the case where the technical condition of a vehicle creates an imminent risk to road safety.

Compared to the existing act, the proposal provides for more precise definitions on the place of registration of vehicles, withdrawal and cancellation of registrations. The proposal also lays down new requirements on electronic vehicle registration registers and the follow up of notifications related to roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of vehicles. 

Withdrawal and cancellation of registrations : the proposal: 

  • ensures that vehicles which constitute an immediate risk to road safety due to dangerous defects are not allowed on the road by withdrawing their registration until another roadworthiness test has been passed successfully. It should not be necessary to go through the process of registration when the withdrawal is lifted again;
  • introduces a degree of automatism whereby the original registration of vehicles which have been re-registered in another Member State are automatically cancelled. This avoids the existence of parallel registrations of vehicle in different Member States ;
  • provides that registrations of vehicles that would need to be scrapped and those notified as 'end of life vehicle' shall be cancelled following its notification.

Electronic registers: the proposal also introduces the establishment of electronic registers containing all information related to the vehicle registration. This information will be made accessible for the purpose of roadworthiness testing as only a part of this information is printed on the registration certificates. The register provides for follow-up after notification of roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of a vehicle.

Commission’s powers: the Commission shall be empowered to update the annexes taking into account the evolution of the EU type-approval legislation in relation with the content of certificates of conformity as well as technical progress via delegated acts.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the proposal has no implications for the EU budget.

DELEGATED ACTS: the proposal contains provisions empowering the Commission to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

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Old

PURPOSE: to support and to enforce roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles and their trailers with a view to enhance road safety and environmental protection ("Roadworthiness Package").

PROPOSED ACT: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council.

BACKGROUND: before a vehicle may be put on the market, it has to fulfil all the relevant type or individual approval requirements guaranteeing an optimal level of safety and environmental standards. Following this approval, cars on the road have to be regularly submitted to periodic roadworthiness tests.

The goal of roadworthiness testing is to check the functionality of safety components, the environmental performance and the compliance of a vehicle with its approval.

The proposal aims at contributing to reach the target of a reduction of road fatalities by half until 2020 as laid down in the Policy Orientations on Road Safety 2011-2020. It will also contribute to the reduction of emissions in road transport linked to poor maintenance of vehicles, following the European Strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles as well as the integrated energy and climate change policy.

The proposal is part of a package of measures which also includes: a proposal on the amendment of Directive 1999/37/EC on registration documents for vehicles and a proposal for a regulation on technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union and repealing Directive 2000/30/EC.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the following options were considered:

·        Option 1: the 'No policy change' approach where the present EU legal framework would be maintained;

·        Option 2: the "Soft law approach" would consist in both better implementation and better monitoring of the application of existing legislation;

·        Option 3: the "Legislative approach" would be based on two components: (a) revising upwards the minimum EU standards for periodic roadworthiness tests (PTI) and unexpected roadside inspections (RSI) and define mandatory standards; (b) in a second phase, the possible establishment of and EU harmonised data exchange system linking the existing databases.

The impact assessment has shown the benefits of a combination of a soft-law approach with a regulatory approach. Therefore, the soft-law measures have been integrated into the legislative texts.

LEGAL BASIS: Article 91 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

CONTENT: the proposal will amend the existing requirements laid down in the existing legislative framework related to the registration documents for vehicles (Directive 1999/37/EC). It aims at improving the enforcement of the roadworthiness testing and roadside inspection regime, notably in the case where the technical condition of a vehicle creates an imminent risk to road safety.

Compared to the existing act, the proposal provides for more precise definitions on the place of registration of vehicles, withdrawal and cancellation of registrations. The proposal also lays down new requirements on electronic vehicle registration registers and the follow up of notifications related to roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of vehicles. 

Withdrawal and cancellation of registrations : the proposal: 

·        ensures that vehicles which constitute an immediate risk to road safety due to dangerous defects are not allowed on the road by withdrawing their registration until another roadworthiness test has been passed successfully. It should not be necessary to go through the process of registration when the withdrawal is lifted again;

·        introduces a degree of automatism whereby the original registration of vehicles which have been re-registered  in another Member State are automatically cancelled. This avoids the existence of parallel registrations of vehicle in different Member States ;

·        provides that registrations of vehicles that would need to be scrapped and those notified as 'end of life vehicle' shall be cancelled following its notification.

Electronic registers: the proposal also introduces the establishment of electronic registers containing all information related to the vehicle registration. This information will be made accessible for the purpose of roadworthiness testing as only a part of this information is printed on the registration certificates. The register provides for follow-up after notification of roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of a vehicle.

Commission’s powers: the Commission shall be empowered to update the annexes taking into account the evolution of the EU type-approval legislation in relation with the content of certificates of conformity as well as technical progress via delegated acts.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the proposal has no implications for the EU budget.

DELEGATED ACTS: the proposal contains provisions empowering the Commission to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

New

PURPOSE: to support and to enforce roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles and their trailers with a view to enhance road safety and environmental protection ("Roadworthiness Package").

PROPOSED ACT: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council.

BACKGROUND: before a vehicle may be put on the market, it has to fulfil all the relevant type or individual approval requirements guaranteeing an optimal level of safety and environmental standards. Following this approval, cars on the road have to be regularly submitted to periodic roadworthiness tests.

The goal of roadworthiness testing is to check the functionality of safety components, the environmental performance and the compliance of a vehicle with its approval.

The proposal aims at contributing to reach the target of a reduction of road fatalities by half until 2020 as laid down in the Policy Orientations on Road Safety 2011-2020. It will also contribute to the reduction of emissions in road transport linked to poor maintenance of vehicles, following the European Strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles as well as the integrated energy and climate change policy.

The proposal is part of a package of measures which also includes: a proposal for a regulation on technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union and repealing Directive 2000/30/EC and a proposal for a regulation on periodic roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers and repealing Directive 2009/40/EC.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the following options were considered:

  • Option 1: the 'No policy change' approach where the present EU legal framework would be maintained;
  • Option 2: the "Soft law approach" would consist in both better implementation and better monitoring of the application of existing legislation;
  • Option 3: the "Legislative approach" would be based on two components: (a) revising upwards the minimum EU standards for periodic roadworthiness tests (PTI) and unexpected roadside inspections (RSI) and define mandatory standards; (b) in a second phase, the possible establishment of and EU harmonised data exchange system linking the existing databases.

The impact assessment has shown the benefits of a combination of a soft-law approach with a regulatory approach. Therefore, the soft-law measures have been integrated into the legislative texts.

LEGAL BASIS: Article 91 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

CONTENT: the proposal will amend the existing requirements laid down in the existing legislative framework related to the registration documents for vehicles (Directive 1999/37/EC). It aims at improving the enforcement of the roadworthiness testing and roadside inspection regime, notably in the case where the technical condition of a vehicle creates an imminent risk to road safety.

Compared to the existing act, the proposal provides for more precise definitions on the place of registration of vehicles, withdrawal and cancellation of registrations. The proposal also lays down new requirements on electronic vehicle registration registers and the follow up of notifications related to roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of vehicles. 

Withdrawal and cancellation of registrations : the proposal: 

  • ensures that vehicles which constitute an immediate risk to road safety due to dangerous defects are not allowed on the road by withdrawing their registration until another roadworthiness test has been passed successfully. It should not be necessary to go through the process of registration when the withdrawal is lifted again;
  • introduces a degree of automatism whereby the original registration of vehicles which have been re-registered in another Member State are automatically cancelled. This avoids the existence of parallel registrations of vehicle in different Member States ;
  • provides that registrations of vehicles that would need to be scrapped and those notified as 'end of life vehicle' shall be cancelled following its notification.

Electronic registers: the proposal also introduces the establishment of electronic registers containing all information related to the vehicle registration. This information will be made accessible for the purpose of roadworthiness testing as only a part of this information is printed on the registration certificates. The register provides for follow-up after notification of roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of a vehicle.

Commission’s powers: the Commission shall be empowered to update the annexes taking into account the evolution of the EU type-approval legislation in relation with the content of certificates of conformity as well as technical progress via delegated acts.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the proposal has no implications for the EU budget.

DELEGATED ACTS: the proposal contains provisions empowering the Commission to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

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  • PURPOSE: to support and to enforce roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles and their trailers with a view to enhance road safety and environmental protection ("Roadworthiness Package").

    PROPOSED ACT: Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council.

    BACKGROUND: before a vehicle may be put on the market, it has to fulfil all the relevant type or individual approval requirements guaranteeing an optimal level of safety and environmental standards. Following this approval, cars on the road have to be regularly submitted to periodic roadworthiness tests.

    The goal of roadworthiness testing is to check the functionality of safety components, the environmental performance and the compliance of a vehicle with its approval.

    The proposal aims at contributing to reach the target of a reduction of road fatalities by half until 2020 as laid down in the Policy Orientations on Road Safety 2011-2020. It will also contribute to the reduction of emissions in road transport linked to poor maintenance of vehicles, following the European Strategy on clean and energy efficient vehicles as well as the integrated energy and climate change policy.

    The proposal is part of a package of measures which also includes: a proposal on the amendment of Directive 1999/37/EC on registration documents for vehicles and a proposal for a regulation on technical roadside inspection of the roadworthiness of commercial vehicles circulating in the Union and repealing Directive 2000/30/EC.

    IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the following options were considered:

    ·        Option 1: the 'No policy change' approach where the present EU legal framework would be maintained;

    ·        Option 2: the "Soft law approach" would consist in both better implementation and better monitoring of the application of existing legislation;

    ·        Option 3: the "Legislative approach" would be based on two components: (a) revising upwards the minimum EU standards for periodic roadworthiness tests (PTI) and unexpected roadside inspections (RSI) and define mandatory standards; (b) in a second phase, the possible establishment of and EU harmonised data exchange system linking the existing databases.

    The impact assessment has shown the benefits of a combination of a soft-law approach with a regulatory approach. Therefore, the soft-law measures have been integrated into the legislative texts.

    LEGAL BASIS: Article 91 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

    CONTENT: the proposal will amend the existing requirements laid down in the existing legislative framework related to the registration documents for vehicles (Directive 1999/37/EC). It aims at improving the enforcement of the roadworthiness testing and roadside inspection regime, notably in the case where the technical condition of a vehicle creates an imminent risk to road safety.

    Compared to the existing act, the proposal provides for more precise definitions on the place of registration of vehicles, withdrawal and cancellation of registrations. The proposal also lays down new requirements on electronic vehicle registration registers and the follow up of notifications related to roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of vehicles. 

    Withdrawal and cancellation of registrations : the proposal: 

    ·        ensures that vehicles which constitute an immediate risk to road safety due to dangerous defects are not allowed on the road by withdrawing their registration until another roadworthiness test has been passed successfully. It should not be necessary to go through the process of registration when the withdrawal is lifted again;

    ·        introduces a degree of automatism whereby the original registration of vehicles which have been re-registered  in another Member State are automatically cancelled. This avoids the existence of parallel registrations of vehicle in different Member States ;

    ·        provides that registrations of vehicles that would need to be scrapped and those notified as 'end of life vehicle' shall be cancelled following its notification.

    Electronic registers: the proposal also introduces the establishment of electronic registers containing all information related to the vehicle registration. This information will be made accessible for the purpose of roadworthiness testing as only a part of this information is printed on the registration certificates. The register provides for follow-up after notification of roadworthiness test results, re-registration and destruction of a vehicle.

    Commission’s powers: the Commission shall be empowered to update the annexes taking into account the evolution of the EU type-approval legislation in relation with the content of certificates of conformity as well as technical progress via delegated acts.

    BUDGETARY IMPLICATIONS: the proposal has no implications for the EU budget.

    DELEGATED ACTS: the proposal contains provisions empowering the Commission to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU.

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  • body: EP date: 2012-07-10T00:00:00 type: EP officialisation
  • date: 2012-07-13T00:00:00 docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2012&nu_doc=381 title: COM(2012)0381 type: Legislative proposal published celexid: CELEX:52012PC0381:EN url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=SWD:2012:0206:FIN:EN:PDF type: Document attached to the procedure title: SWD(2012)0206 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=SWD:2012:0207:FIN:EN:PDF type: Document attached to the procedure title: SWD(2012)0207 body: EC commission: DG: url: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/transport/index_en.htm title: Mobility and Transport Commissioner: KALLAS Siim type: Legislative proposal
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  • body: EP responsible: True committee_full: Transport and Tourism committee: TRAN
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  • body: EC dg: url: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/transport/index_en.htm title: Mobility and Transport commissioner: KALLAS Siim
procedure
reference
2012/0185(COD)
instrument
Directive
title
Registration documents for vehicles. 'Roadworthiness package'
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Preparatory phase in Parliament
summary
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Legislation
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COD - Ordinary legislative procedure (ex-codecision)
subject
3.20.06 Transport regulations, road safety, roadworthiness tests, driving licence