What is the purpose of the roadworthiness test?

Many motorists fear the roadworthiness test in comparison to the counter-visit, which is also considered an additional cost for repairs. However, in addition to the means of determining up to the slightest failure, it is a system for checking the state of health of the vehicle fleet and is also an approach to protecting the environment.

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Each of the 133 points covered by the roadworthiness test is mainly used to strengthen road safety. The result of this meticulous verification in the form of minutes provides information making it possible to observe the ageing of the vehicle fleet, which is precisely about 12 years old according to statistics for 2017. This situation is even more marked by the counter-visit rate exceeding 18.56% for the same year. Although these regular 2-year checks lead to a ban on cars considered too old, a well-maintained fleet can only be beneficial. It is as much for the motorist, for his passengers as for other users, it reduces the risk of breakdowns and accidents.

Anticipate preventing

If required by roadworthiness testing regulations within 6 months before the conclusion of a car sale, this is a way of saving the future owner from the risk of exposure to danger compared to the information in the minutes. The usefulness of this transparent presentation of the new car to the future buyer is also valid for any motorist who has just passed his own test. By detecting anomalies, both will have a detailed description of what is missing in a critical, major or minor way so that repairs can be made before it degenerates. This will avoid accident risk factors related to wear and tear or poor maintenance using the examiner’s expert eye as well as brakes that could quickly release already mentioned in the test result.

Environmental protection

The ecological one is one of the reasons for the existence of roadworthiness tests by favouring fewer polluting cars. This control makes it possible to measure pollutant emissions in order to identify vehicles that emit more than the threshold defined by law. Although this philosophy is considered an injustice to the less fortunate because the older a car is, it emits more CO2 and consumes more fuel. After all, while industry in general accounts for 24% of greenhouse gas emissions, transport is well ahead of it with 34%. This observation subsequently forces manufacturers to use the WLPT or Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedures, a more precise procedure for measuring these polluting effects.

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