Cam Systems supports “no change” to MOT test frequency law
Cam Systems has called for no change to the MOT test, joining industry bodies such as the NTDA and TyreSafe and companies such as HiQ and Klarius in the campaign against the UK governments proposed lengthening of the time between required tests. The software solutions provider to the independent tyre industry is also urging customers to go online and petition on behalf of the “no change” movement.
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has suggested that the interval between MOT tests should be extended from the present 3-1-1 MOT system to a new 4-2-2 option, as car technology has advanced since the 1960s and servicing periods have lengthened. Mike Allen, managing director of Cam Systems, says: “Opting for the 4-2-2 option is claimed to provide financial savings since newer cars are safer than they previously were. However, the financial savings from the change will not be significant, and the implications for vehicle safety will far outweigh the savings made. The introduction of 4-2-2 will compromise safety on our roads.
We have to acknowledge that tyres are often “distress purchases” – people buy tyres because they need to. The annual nature of MOT inspections provides timely governance to support safe levels of tyre wear amongst drivers who – in tougher economic times – might be tempted to do otherwise.”
The e-petition opposing the relaxation of vehicle testing (MOT) frequency currently has 2,047 signatories on the government’s direct.go.uk website.