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Pro-MOTe, the lobby group set up last year to campaign for the maintenance of annual MOTs, has welcomed today’s announcement that Ministers have dropped plans to reduce testing frequency.
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I believe any reduction in the frequency of MOT testing would be dangerous, expensive and unwanted.
As the Department for Transport's own report three years ago found, reducing the number of MOTs would increase the number of unsafe and defective cars on the road and so increase the number of deaths and injuries as a result.
It would also be expensive, increasing repair and insurance costs for drivers - and put 40,000 jobs, including thousands of apprenticeships, in the industry at risk.
As opinion polls by the AA and others confirm, there is strong public opposition to any reduction in the frequency of MOT testing and I call on the Government to reject any proposal to do so.
To date 1567 people have signed the petition.