“The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI), representing the interests of motor industry operators throughout the UK, welcomes the Department for Transport’s (DfT) announcement of the MoT review.” Alec Murray, RMI Chairman.
Some eighteen months after the Government announced that it would review the MOT System and following the RMI’s numerous meetings with Ministers and officials the Government has finally now acknowledged industry advice and accepted that frequency should remain unchanged.
Murray continued “It is positive that after much speculation that MoT frequency will not feature in the review. The RMI have always been against any change to MoT frequency on the grounds that it is unnecessary and poses considerable safety issues.
“By retaining the current system the Government has cut the risk of the additional road deaths and injuries that would have potentially occurred with a move to less frequent testing.
“The RMI along with other trade bodies have been engaged with the DfT for some time on the wider issues around the current test and continue to view the review as a positive step. There are many areas of the MoT that could be improved and we have been in discussions with the DfT to air our views on what positive changes could be made.
“We will continue to work with Government throughout the review to ensure the interests of our members and consumers are best represented.”
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