Britain’s motorists are against changing the MoT test from annually to every two years, according to a recent survey (Car and Van News).
Motor industry bodies have condemned the government proposals and a survey of 4,200 motorists appears to show that they agree with the industry.
The poll was jointly funded by the The Retail Motor Industry (RMI), National Tyre Distributors Association, Scottish Motor Trade Association and the MOT Club.
The results suggest that 92% of motorists believe doubling the time between MoT tests would threaten road safety.
Of those questioned 97% saw the test as primarily a safety measure, and 93% did not consider it an unnecessary burden on motorists.
The government proposal would move the first MoT test back from three years of age to four years, and then re-test every two years – following the example of the European Union.
John Ball, of the RMI, said: “With motorists being forced to reduce their spending on servicing and repairs in these austere times, the annual MoT is seen by many as essential to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy and safe.”
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