IAAF annoyed by lack of MOT details in latest government plans
Despite being the subject of widespread discussion both inside and outside the industry, the much debated MOT proposals are missing from the latest government plans issued as a result of the Road Transport Red Tape Challenge. The lack of further details updating the public and trade of what is happening with the consultation and proposed legislation had particularly annoyed trade bodies such as the IAAF.
IAAF chief executive Brian Spratt commented: “Although we received the statement on the outcomes of the recent Red Tape Challenge review before Christmas as promised, the fact that the much awaited MOT review has been left out is both surprising and frustrating. This delay is causing a great deal of disquiet across the motoring world; road safety interests, environmentalists, motorists, fleet operators and the trade in general all have grave concerns. There are also many businesses that have been forced to put their plans on hold, so this continuing delay is extremely disruptive.”
Spratt pointed out that the DfT’s documents issued as part of their Red Tape Challenge announcement showed that more than nine out of ten people who responded to the Government’s own “red-tape challenge” and who raised the MOT issue, opposed proposals to reduce testing frequency.
“We really need to get the MOT frequency question settled, it’s dragged on for far too long, probably because the government doesn’t know how to get itself out of the ridiculous position it finds itself in,” concluded Spratt.