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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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There is plenty of evidence that the driving public does not believe that MOT frequency should be reduced.
In December 2010, the MOT Trade Forum surveyed 4,200 motorists at their garages on attitudes to reducing MOT frequency. It found:
A survey of 18,700 AA members undertaken by Populus in March 2011 found:
As President of the AA, Edmund King, said:
“The Government’s idea to extend the MOT test intervals may be portrayed as an olive branch to drivers by reducing the burden on them, but the AA and three-fifths of our members believe it is a false saving which could lead to more expensive repairs later, and that’s before the safety argument. The Government should abandon plans for this consultation as TRL research shows than more crashes will result from less frequent MOTs.” (Source: AA website, 8 June 2011)