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European Bikers Demonstrate Against Mandatory Annual Technical Inspections

24
September
2012
  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  Protests
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling
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The European union, in its eternal wisdom, and greed, is planning to subject all European motorcycle riders to an annual technical inspection of our rides. It's something that is mandatory for cars, but not for motorcycles; so far. But under heavy lobbying of the main companies that do the actual inspections, and therefore the companies that make a lot of money, the European politicians think it's a great idea for motorcycles to be inspected annually.

It doesn't matter that all reports and statistics show that motorcycle accidents are very rarely caused by faulty motorcycles. So if it's got nothing to do about the technical side of motorcycles, then what has it got to do with? You've got it.... money.

The European bikers went on a protest demonstration ride last weekend in the city where these crazy laws get voted; Brussels. Bikers from the neighboring countries arrived in mass, and in the individual countries mass protest were held as well (France saw 27,000 bikers riding protests).

Brussels Demonstration 201209
© REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

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Motorcyclists demonstrate against the European Commission's proposal for annual vehicle inspections for motorcycles on European Protest Day in Brussels September 22, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule


Brussels Demonstration 201209
© REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

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Motorcyclists demonstrate against the European Commission's proposal for regular vehicle inspections for motorcycles on European Protest Day in Brussels September 22, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule 


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