There has been some discussion that, in a money saving and ‘starting point to slash bureaucracy’ the annual MOT test was going to be made bi-annual. “Cars are more reliable and the annual test has not changed in 50 years”, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond announced.
The plan was for vehicle testing every two years instead of annually. However, it seems the Motor Industry disagrees and states that MOT Centres are “the backbone of road safety”. Indeed, every single day the MOT Test finds 2500 cars that are dangerous to drive, apparently. It seems that the Government is now doing a U-turn.
“The policy is at its preliminary stages. No costs have been drawn up. No formal consultation has started’, states Anna McCreadie, spokesperson for the Department for Transport. Luke Bosdet from the AA claims, “A survey of our members found that 67% oppose these new proposals. They don’t want to share the road with people willing to sacrifice road safety for the price of half a tank of fuel.”