MoT support needed on Public Petitions website
The IAAF‘s application for a petition to abandon proposals to change the frequency of the MoT test has been accepted and the e-Petition has gone live.
The Federation is urging IAAF Members and everyone in the trade, as well as motorists, to add their voice to the IAAF‘s demand that the ill-considered proposals to relax the frequency of MoT testing be dropped.
You can go to the e-Petition by clicking http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/4411
The government recently introduced the e-petitions website as a way for members of the public to influence government policy in the UK. It is now possible to create an e-petition about anything that the government is responsible for. The IAAF submitted its petition request asking for a Parliamentary debate on dropping the government’s proposals to relax the frequency of the MoT test.
The text of the IAAF‘s petition reads: “The government should drop its proposals to reduce the frequency of MoT tests. Currently vehicles are tested when they reach the third anniversary of registration, and are then tested annually (so called 3-1-1). The government (DfT) has proposed a change to first test at four years and then retest every other year (4-2-2) and claim it would ‘reduce the burden on the motorist.’
“It is hard to see what this ‘burden’ is. The maximum fee for a test is £54.85 and many test stations charge a great deal less. The test is a vital part of keeping the UK’s cars safe, road-worthy and environmentally compliant. Any reduction in testing would lead to increased road casualties (deaths and serious injuries), increased pollution, and have employment consequences. All of which has been supported by independent and reliable research. The system was reviewed in 2008 and seen to be appropriate and any relaxation in testing seen as unrealistic. Let’s drop this ill-considered proposal.”
Please support IAAF and sign the petition.
For more information: www.iaaf.co.uk