Transport Secretary Justine Greening has announced that the government will retain annual MOT tests and abandon plans to consider less frequent testing.
Road safety charity Brake joined forces with more than 30 other organisations to defend annual MOT tests as part of the Pro-MOTe campaign. The campaign highlighted that reducing the frequency to every two years would result in a predicted 250 more road deaths each year and 2,200 serious injuries.
Julie Townsend, Brake deputy chief executive, said: "This is very welcome news from the Transport Secretary. The annual MOT is vital to road safety, and the government has recognised that; reducing its frequency would have inevitably meant more lives needlessly lost and more terrible injuries. As a charity that supports people who have been bereaved or injured on roads, we know only too well the appalling devastation that results from poor vehicle maintenance."

 

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 0845 by Andrew. Comment by emailing: andrew.lynch@pavpub.com