Reducing MOT frequency will make roads more dangerous, MP warns

mot centre 22nd December 2011

Government plans to reduce the frequency of MOT tests could make UK roads more dangerous for drivers, MP David Hanson has warned.

The MP for Delyn issued the warning during a visit to one of the MOT test centres in Wales.

Under the new changes, vehicles would only ]be required to have an MOT check every two years rather than the standard annual check currently employed.

Speaking to the Flintshire Chronicle, Mr Hanson warned that such changes could see as many as 800,000 unsafe vehicles on UK roads.

“Britain’s roads have never been safer and this is due in part to the rigorous MOT system,” he said.

“Reducing the frequency of those tests will put the progress on road safety in jeopardy.”

Mr Hanson warned that these changes would not only make roads more dangerous for drivers, but also cyclists and pedestrians.

He also warned that the MOT test timings alteration would also see insurance costs rise across the industry.

Posted by Danielle Barge