On 4 April, the European Parliament adopted its report on the vehicle type approval regulation. FIA Region I Interim Director, Laurianne Krid, said “The revision of the type approval is needed to restore consumers’ confidence today. The Parliament’s position takes one step in the right direction by clearly separating type approval and market surveillance and enabling additional independent testing. Our Mobility Clubs have been complementing existing tests for many years with more demanding procedures and will continue to fine-tune information available to citizens in the future.”
FIA Region I particularly welcomes the following provisions:
FIA Region I urges Member States to do their share to restore trust in the European vehicle market and work towards a solid, common system.
About FIA Region I
The FIA Region I office, based in Brussels, is a consumer body representing 111 Motoring and Touring Clubs and their 38 million members from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The FIA represents the interest of these members as motorists, public transport users, pedestrians and tourists. The FIA’s primary goal is to secure a mobility that is safe, affordable, sustainable and efficient. With these aims in mind, FIA Region I’s work focuses on Road Safety, Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection, and the promotion of Sustainable Motoring. www.fiaregion1.com