MOT Delay Unpopular With Public

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There are changes being planned to the way that MOT servicing works, and many car drivers are unhappy about it. Three quarters in fact, oppose the decision to change the time frame for a first MOT from three years to four, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders research.

A poll by the society found that 83 per cent believe the £45 annual test fee is brings peace of mind to motorists, and over two thirds (68 per cent) felt the delay to a car’s first MOT could put road users at risk.

The changes have been proposed by the Government as they claim that new technologies has made cars safer for longer, and testing their roadworthiness at three years is no longer necessary.

However, the Society estimated that postponing the first MOT for a new car will lead to around half a million more unroadworthy cars being driven, which could lead to more deaths.

In fact, the Department for Transport has hypothesised that 71 more people would die as a result of this change each year.

SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes: “The MOT is an essential check on the safety and roadworthiness of vehicles. Extending the first test for cars from three to four years is not what consumers or industry want, given the serious risk posed to road safety and vehicles’ environmental performance.”

Find out more about the proposed changes at AutoCar.

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