48% Of Drivers Support MOT Test Updates, Report Reveals

A survey of 1,000 drivers in the UK has found that 48 per cent of people are keen to update the current MOT test so it includes common driver assistance technologies like automatic emergency breaking, blind spot monitors and lane departure warnings.

The Autoglass study found that 81 per cent of motorists find these safety features useful but 42 per cent say that not enough is being done to educate people about them. And 61 per cent do not know that they rely on sensors which may have to be calibrated after work carried out on their cars.

This means that systems may fail to warn drivers in the future or take the necessary corrective action to avoid potential collisions.

Sales and marketing director at the company Neil Atherton said: “Including a calibration as part of a regular MOT test, or for that matter, a regular vehicle service would be a great way of boosting general awareness. We do not want to reach a situation where a large proportion of drivers on the roads don’t know how to use and maintain the technology in their own vehicles and are putting their safety at risk as a result.”

Currently, MOT test checks must be carried out on a vehicle either on the third anniversary of its registration or the anniversary of its last MOT if it’s more than three years old. And you can now get a free MOT reminder by email or text message a month before the test is due – helpful since you can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.

Find out how you can book your MOT in Uxbridge by contacting us today!

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  • Ryan Reyes
    November 20, 2017, 12:18 pm REPLY

    The MOT stands for the ‘Ministry Of Transport’. The MOT test is a yearly test of an automobile which is usually carried out to check automobile’s reliability, safety, and road-worthiness. I think its a very sad news that only 48% of drivers support the annual MOT test. There is no such reason to avoid MOT test. What happens is that the performance of vehicle gets deteriorated with gradual use. Thus, by performing MOT test, a driver can make sure his vehicle is safe and functioning optimally. Hence, on a final note, I would like to tell that perform MOT test, be safe and keep your passengers and family safe while driving.

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