The DVSA is calling on test stations to leave feedback on its latest draft of the new MOT inspection manual which is set to come into effect from 20 May, 2018.
The new manual will be rolled out to reflect substantial MOT changes due to come into force later this year.
Commenting on the Matters of Testing blog recently, head of MOT Policy at DVSA, Neil Barlow said: “As you know, the roadworthiness directive means we’re making substantial changes to the inspection manual.
“Although it won’t come into effect until 20 May 2018, I want to make sure you can start getting to know what’s in it and what’s changing.
“It’d be great to hear your feedback on it, so please let us know if there are any areas we can improve.”
MOT failure reasons
Neil added: “You may have noticed from the new manual that while the content of the MOT isn’t changing much, there’ll be quite a few changes on how we word MOT failure reasons.
“It’s important that we make it as easy as possible to find the correct failure reasons within the MOT testing service, as they might be worded or organised differently to before.
“So, we’ve been doing a lot of testing of prototypes with testers and I’m really pleased with how this has gone so far.
“It’s helped us understand how we can make the service easier to use and defects quicker to find.
“We’ll continue doing more user testing over the next few weeks.”
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