MEPs look to BMF for EU regulation clarity

BMF travel to Brussels to explain Type Approval Regulation to MEPs

WITH the confusion over the EU Type Approval Regulations and severals MEPs voicing concerns, the BMF travelled to Brussels last week to clarify the motorcyclist's case.

The well reported issue regarding the Type Approval Regulation has seen MP and MEPs receive an influx of inconsistent complaints from constituents over the proposals. Therefore, the BMF responded to calls to explain the issues, to help them gain a clear view of the situation and allow a clear argument to be put forward.

The BMF believe that it is "ill-informed scaremongering over these proposals (sometimes throwing in issues that have nothing to do with this legislation) that have only served to confuse the whole issue, including MEPs."

In a release from the BMF it also stated that whilst the organisation has concerns for the regulations - namely the ABS and anti-tampering proposals - it believes that some positive aspects such as CO2 measurement and standardised diagnostic systems could be lost if regulations are thrown out.

The benefit of cleaner technologies introduced to motorcycling could result in green incentives such as zero road tax and allow for an opportunity to prove the green credibility of motorcycling to a sceptical audience, says the BMF.

BMF’s Government Relations Executive, Chris Hodder said: "Many MEPs are willing to help on this issue but it’s complicated so if we want them to lobby on motorcycling’s behalf, we need to get our act together and not muddy the water with spurious claims.”

A full briefing on Type Approval and the BMF’s position can be found here.

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