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Cutting MoT red tape for classic vehicle owners

Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by Administrators, May 21, 2012.

  1. Administrators

    Administrators Administrator
    Staff Member Administrator Audi A4 TDi

    Jan 2, 2003
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    Classic vehicles will be exempted from the MoT test, Roads Minister Mike Penning announced today.
    Classic and historic vehicles are often very well maintained by their owners and have a much lower accident and MoT failure rate than newer vehicles.

    The current requirement to undergo an MoT test goes over and above the obligations set out in European legislation. Following a public consultation which showed high levels of support for the proposals, vehicles manufactured before 1960 will be exempted from the MoT test from 18[SUP]th[/SUP] November 2012 reducing costs for owners.

    Owners of affected vehicles will still be able to take exempt vehicles for an MoT test on a voluntary basis.

    Mike Penning said:

    "We are committed to cutting out red tape which costs motorists money without providing significant overall benefits. Owners of classic cars and motorbikes tend to be enthusiasts who maintain their vehicles well - they don't need to be told to look after them, they're out there in all weathers checking the condition of the engine, tyres and bodywork.

    "Owners of classic vehicles will still be legally required to ensure that they are safe and in a proper condition to be on the road but scrapping the MoT test for these vehicles will save motorists money."
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  3. Rom

    Rom Member
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    May 20, 2010
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    Can see arguements for both sides.

    But its no different than saying any car enthusiast will look after their car really.
    Im sure for every old minter, there are 10 old sheds that should never be allowed on the road without an mot.

    They have been on about making mot bi annual, which would also be a mistake imo.
    I already think new cars not needing one for 3 years is wrong. A lot can happen in a year, let alone 3. And a lot of people dont look after cars at all.
  4. Ste_Nova

    Ste_Nova Active Member

    Apr 20, 2012
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    if you can afford a new car you can afford an mot on year 1 & 2 infact raise it to £100 for the first 3 years

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