BELGIUM 24- The technical study of vehicles in Belgium is on the table with a new project from Planters. According to the proposal published by Sud Info newspaper, the inspection would be carried out every two years instead of every year, and an additional criterion would be added for vehicles that have reached ten years of age or traveled at least 160,000 kilometers.
Information provided by the French-language newspaper indicates that the proposal was made during an inter-ministerial committee on mobility and security.
In Wallonia, regional authorities are awaiting further clarification from Flanders on the proposal. In this context, Brussels transport minister LK van den Brand said the impact on road safety is important, especially in light of a possible proposal to reduce inspection frequency.
On the other hand, technical examination centers in Flanders suffer from significant overcrowding, which leads to long delays in examination appointments. Flemish Transport Minister Lydia Peters points out that using authorized garages to re-inspect vehicles that have been rejected for the first time has been adopted as a measure to reduce pressure on inspection centres.
Debate surrounding the plan is expected to accelerate in the coming months, with some officials concerned about its potential impacts on road safety and air quality.
The debate continues about the balance between maintaining the safety of everyone on the roads in Belgium and facilitating operations.
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