Proposals by the European Commission that could force British classic cars off the road have been slammed by a Lancashire MEP.
Conservative MEP Jacqueline Foster was responding to the ‘Roadworthiness Package’ submitted to the European Parliament by the European Commission during the summer, which while being applicable to all vehicles and trailers, would hit the classic car market particularly hard.
She said: “There are many classic car and historic vehicle clubs around Lancashire and hundreds of vehicles which have been looked after, modified and adapted by their owners.
“Tests for roadworthiness, as proposed by the Commission, would test these vehicles against their original characteristics, which is completely unworkable. This is yet further unnecessary interference by the EU in matters which have, certainly in the case the UK, been handled perfectly well until now.”
Now, the Commission’s proposal will be submitted to the Parliament’s Transport Committee and then referred back to the European Commission and the Council of Ministers.