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Thursday, 5 January 2012

Changes to the British Vehicle MOT Situation

Readers from outside the UK may not be aware that here, all vehicles over 3 years old must be tested on a yearly basis to ascertain that vehicle's road worthiness.
The UK Government is proposing that vehicles manufactured before 1960 will no longer need this test. 
The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs is currently surveying owners of such vehicles to gauge their reaction to these proposed changes. The following is their introduction to the proposal;

As part of the Reducing Regulations agenda and the desire to remove unnecessary burdens, the Government is proposing to exempt pre-1960 from statutory MOT test, as allowed under Article 4(2) of the EU Directive 2009/40/EC, and bring the age of vehicles requiring the statutory MOT test in line with The Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) Regulations 1988

The FBHVC is urging as many owners of vehicles that fall within this category to read the DfT consultation and take part in the survey.

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