RMI "concerned" over possible higher speed limit
Responding to recent speculation that the Government are considering raising the speed limit to 80 miles per hour on motorways, John Ball, Retail Motor Industry (RMI) MOT chairman, commented: "If cars are allowed to go faster there will be an increased need for a rigorous MOT test."
Ball continued “One area for concern is tyres. There is plenty of data to show the public are now increasingly driving with illegal tyres. At the annual MOT the amount of cars with tyre tread below the legal limit is rising. If under the forthcoming review MOT frequency changes from once a year to once every two years that figure will inevitably grow.
“The RMI urges the Government to consider this when reviewing the frequency of MOTs under the forthcoming review.”