Are you awae of this ?

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Dept. for Transport and DVSA launch consultation on MOT changes

 

Further to the article in the eBulletin Issue 766, the Department for Transport and the DVSA have finally issued the consultation document seeking views on whether the age a vehicle gets its first MOT should be increased from 3 to 4 years.

The options being proposed are:

• to keep the current period for vehicles requiring a first MOT at 3 years, with no change
• to increase the age all vehicles get their first MOT from 3 to 4 years
• to increase the age cars and motorcycles get their first MOT from 3 to 4 years, but keeping it at 3 years for vans in classes 4 and 7

This consultation has been expected for the last 18 months and the views we have gathered over this period would strongly suggest that the membership is in favour of keeping the status quo of 3:1:1. If you have any particular views please submit your comments to us using the link below.

The 12-week consultation period started on 22 January 2017.

To find out more about how the proposed changes will work and to give your views direct, CLICK HERE.

I understand it is also proposed to move to MOT every 2 years

The safety implications must be horrific >> what do you think ?

 
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Re: Are you awae of this ?

going to 2 years is extraordinarily stupid

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Re: Are you awae of this ?

There are places in the world where an MOT is never required, until you go to sell your vehicle. As far as I know, accident rates are no higher than any where else where the vehicle condition is 'blamed'.

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That's as maybe but we in the UK and the Netherlands manage to have the lowest car death rates, I can't see this measure improving things...quite the reverse. What is more our record keeping is good so its real information, the quote above is hearsaywink