BVRLA admit disappointment at lack of MOT test change

2nd February 2012

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), has criticised the government for not making changes to MOT test safety recall notice rules.

Transport secretary Justine Greening yesterday (February 1st) introduced a new series of measures aimed at ensuring drivers received the best service possible from UK garages.

The changes came in the wake of an evaluation of MOT Test quality, with Ms Greening eager to ensure that checks were being undertaken properly by garages.

As part of the review, Ms Greening also announced that the current system, which sees cars given an annual MOT check after three years, would remain in place.

The BVRLA welcomed the plans to maintain the current annual testing system, noting that the current MOT rules work perfectly well for cars and vans, provided test centres work properly.

However, chief executive John Lewis confessed he was unhappy that "the government didn’t listen to our calls for safety recall notices to be made an MOT criterion".

"It is ridiculous that a car can pass its MOT while having an outstanding safety recall notification that hasn’t been dealt with," he said.

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