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MOT rules could be eased to cut costs for drivers

MOT rules could be eased to cut costs for drivers

Owners of new cars, motorbikes and vans could be permitted to delay their vehicle’s first MOT by a year under Government plans to cut costs for drivers.

The Department for Transport said it has launched a consultation on proposals to require light vehicles to have their first MOT four years after they are registered, compared with three years currently.

Views on the frequency of MOTs – which under existing regulations are every 12 months after the first test – are also being sought.

The DfT said it wants to “ensure roadworthiness checks continue to balance costs on motorists while ensuring road safety, keeping up with advances in vehicle technology, and tackling vehicle emissions”.

Content provided by Radio NewsHub. Originally published on 2023-01-18 09:53:00.

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