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Motor industry welcomes decision not to change vehicle testing frequency

1st February 2013


Some 18 months after the Government announced that it would review the UK vehicle testing System ( MoT) and following the The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI)’s numerous meetings with Ministers and officials, the Government has finally now acknowledged industry advice and accepted that frequency should remain unchanged.
 
Alec Murray, RMI Chairman, said: “It is positive that after much speculation that MoT frequency will not feature in the review. The RMI have always been against any change to MoT frequency on the grounds that it is unnecessary and poses considerable safety issues.
 
“By retaining the current system the Government has cut the risk of the additional road deaths and injuries that would have potentially occurred with a move to less frequent testing.
 
“The RMI along with other trade bodies have been engaged with the DfT for some time on the wider issues around the current test and continue to view the review as a positive step. There are many areas of the MoT that could be improved and we have been in discussions with the DfT to air our views on what positive changes could be made.
 
“We will continue to work with Government throughout the review to ensure the interests of our members and consumers are best represented.”

The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses
 
For more information, visit www.rmif.co.uk








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