Nearly 750,000 cars failed their MOT due to emissions defects in the six months following revisions to MOT rules in May 2018. This trend suggests the failure rate is set to reach 1.5 million for the full year doubling the amount of emissions-related failures.
The UK government is consulting on plans to ban old tyres for buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses and a new law could be introduced this year and come into force early 2020. Tyres aged 10 years and older would be banned from use on buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses under the new proposals. However, further clarity about precisely what the new rules will cover is needed.
A year after the UK government began a consultation period on the question of whether or not to extend the period of the first MOT for cars and motorcycles from three years to four years, Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads, Local Transport and Devolution has announced that the government is keeping the three-year first MOT policy we currently have:
Pia Wilkes has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). Mrs Wilkes joins the VCA from Horiba MIRA, where she is the senior manager for the Test Engineering, Homologation & Certification Product Groups.
MOT Stations will have to look at changing and possibly enhancing how they manage test quality in light of DVSA’s announcement that its new MOT computer system will not record QC checks. However, according to a release issued by RMI on 17 March, Authorised Examiners (AE’s) will need to provide evidence to DVSA in the […]