The DfT has set up a website to enable people to discuss and make suggestions about changes to road-worthiness testing for classic vehicles.
The current rules in Great Britain will have to change in 2018, as a result of a new EU Directive, and the DfT is seeking views and evidence on the best way to make these changes.
Currently, in Great Britain all vehicles manufactured before 1960 are exempt from regular road-worthiness testing. However, the new EU Directive will allow member states to exempt vehicles from testing if they are at least 30 years old and haven’t had substantial changes made to them.
The DfT says it is looking for a solution that “supports the Government’s aim for better regulation that minimises the burdens on vehicle owners and businesses” and improves road safety.
The website divides the issue into three sections for cars and vans, buses and other commercial vehicles, and motorbikes.
The website will remain open until the end of October 2014 and the information provided will inform a formal consultation in advance of a change to the law to be made for no later than 2018.