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Directive 2009/79/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on passenger hand-holds on two-wheel motor vehicles (Codified version) (Text with EEA relevance) (repealed)

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Directive 2009/79/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

of 13 July 2009

on passenger hand-holds on two-wheel motor vehicles

(Codified version)

(Text with EEA relevance) (repealed)

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 95 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee(1),

Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty(2),

Whereas:

(1) Council Directive 93/32/EEC of 14 June 1993 on passenger hand-holds on two-wheel motor vehicles(3) has been substantially amended(4). In the interests of clarity and rationality the said Directive should be codified.

(2) Directive 93/32/EEC is one of the separate Directives of the EC type-approval system provided for in Council Directive 92/61/EEC of 30 June 1992 relating to the type-approval of two or three-wheel motor vehicles as replaced by Directive 2002/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 March 2002 relating to the type-approval of two or three-wheel motor vehicles(5) and lays down technical prescriptions concerning the design and construction of two-wheel motor vehicles as regards their passenger hand-holds. These technical prescriptions concern the approximation of the laws of the Member States to allow for the EC type-approval procedure provided for in Directive 2002/24/EC to be applied in respect of each type of vehicle. Consequently, the provisions laid down in Directive 2002/24/EC relating to vehicle systems, components and separate technical units apply to this Directive.

(3) Since the objective of this Directive, namely the granting of EC component type-approval in respect of passenger hand-holds for a type of two-wheel motor vehicle, cannot be sufficiently achieved by the Member States and can therefore, by reason of the scale and effects of the action, be better achieved at Community level, the Community may adopt measures, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity as set out in Article 5 of the Treaty. In accordance with the principle of proportionality, as set out in that Article, this Directive does not go beyond what is necessary in order to achieve that objective.

(4) This Directive should be without prejudice to the obligations of the Member States relating to the time-limits for transposition into national law and application of the Directives set out in Annex II, Part B,

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(2)

Opinion of the European Parliament of 25 September 2007 (OJ C 219 E, 28.8.2008, p. 65) and Council Decision of 7 July 2009.

(4)

See Annex II, Part A.

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