Euro Car Parts starts 3-1-1 MOT petition

Thursday 30th March 2017 | 0 Comments

 
Euro Car Parts starts 3-1-1 MOT petition
Euro Car Parts starts 3-1-1 MOT petition

Euro Car Parts has started a petition in support of the current 3-1-1 MOT test regime. Joining industry voices such as the NTDA and IAAF, Euro Car Parts has voiced concerns that road users’ safety will be compromised if the date of a car’s first MOT is extended to four years.

To draw public attention to the issue, Euro Car Parts has registered an official government petition to urge decision-makers to rethink the proposed changes to current MOT legislation. The company is asking workshops to sign the petition, or to respond to the government’s online consultation, to highlight the level of concern.

Citing Tyresafe and Highways England data, ECP pointed out that millions of motorists only replace tyres when required in order to pass the MOT.  And that, if the MOT deadline is extended by an additional year, this could mean 28,573 extra unsafe tyres on UK roads.

Martin Gray, CEO of Euro Car Parts said: “The MOT picks up safety critical problems and ensures defects are put right, so that the owner is driving a car that can protect them properly. The current MOT test is proven to improve road safety standards, so we should be looking to support a system that is working rather than change something that has shown good results in recent years.

“While the impact of the proposed change on businesses like Euro Car Parts is minimal, the wider implications for the industry are significant. There are more than 29 million MOT tests carried out at 22,000 garages every year, so moving to a four-year MOT proposal represents a real threat to jobs. This is a concern not just for the aftermarket but for the broader UK economy.”

To sign the petition to keep the current first MOT test at three years, visit: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/190843

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