GEM welcomes Government announcement to scrap plans to remove MOT after three years
Comment from GEM Motoring Assist Road Safety Officer Neil Worth, in response to today’s Government announcement to keep a vehicle’s first MOT at three years:
“We were very concerned that extending the time before a new car’s first MOT to four years would present a big threat to road safety.
“GEM welcomes the government decision to keep the first MOT at three years. We understand that hard-pressed motorists are always looking for ways to save money, but if this involves compromising safety then it would be false economy indeed.”
The MOT was introduced in 1960, requiring vehicles to go through a first check after 10 years. It was reduced in 1967 to three years.
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