SMMT statement in response to bi-annual MOT proposals

27 April 2022 #SMMT News

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive said:

The industry shares the widespread concern over rising prices and the squeeze on household incomes. Safety, however, must always come first and, whilst today’s vehicles are more reliable than ever, regular MOTs ensure safety-critical components such as brakes and tyres which wear out as a function of as a result of normal operation, are properly inspected and maintained. Stretching MOT intervals will undermine the safety net at a time when vehicle miles driven are increasing. To ensure the safety of our roads, drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other road users inspections and maintenance must be carried out annually following their first presentation in year three.

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