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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

DVSA notification on MOT testing

Date: Monday 30 May 2022

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is writing to all MOT testers today around any potential changes to the MOT test frequency. It will say that "Prior to introducing legislation, the Government would carry out a thorough public consultation which would give you, members of the public and other interested parties the opportunity to have your say."

DVSA added that any proposals to change MOT requirements would only happen after a thorough assessment of the safety implications.

The IAAF believes any extension would be a dangerous step backwards for road safety and ultimately cost hard-pressed motorists more money. Vehicle emissions remaining unchecked will also potentially harm the environment.

To ensure motoring is as safe and cost-effective as possible, motorists must have their vehicle inspected and serviced regularly.

Data from the DVSA shows that one in three vehicles presented for an MOT test fails and 30 percent of those fail on brakes, a safety critical component.

Moving to an extended testing period with an ageing vehicle parc would see more defective vehicles on UK roads and potentially cause more accidents and fatalities, as well as higher repair costs.