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November 13, 2018 at 7:44 am #167032
Mike Ruff, GW editorKeymaster
MOT testers have exposed some of the shocking things they have found while undertaking the annual test.
New research, which was undertaken by Prestige Motor Warehouse at 22 different MOT stations across 12 counties in England, highlighted a number of alarming items including sawn-off shotguns, rifles, hand guns and class A drugs.
All of these items were found tucked away in a boot or under a car seat as stunned testers kept quiet and carried on with their jobs.
According to the researchers, the law requires items of this nature to be immediately reported to the police.
[See the full post at: The “alarming discoveries” made by UK MOT testers on a daily basis]November 13, 2018 at 3:49 pm #167083
What the hell are you doing publishing such an article ! It is of no business to us what people have in their cars and unless it is a direct danger to me as an MOT tester such as needles etc, I do not touch it and certainly do not take a picture of it! Peoples cars and what’s in them are their own private property end of .November 13, 2018 at 7:25 pm #167088
Working, as I do, in an agricultural area, shotgun cartridges and hypodermic needles are commonplace and although I’m careful with them I’m also sure that there is no illegality involved!
The only time I’ve felt the need to take any action was when I found a shotgun (not just cartridges) in the boot of a car I had in overnight. I was worried that as a non-licence holder if it was to get stolen it might be awkward to explain why it was on my premises in the first place so I got a friend to collect it and put it in his gun safe.
But, condoms and underwear? Yes, seen it all but that’s more something to laugh about with my wife when we know the people involved!November 14, 2018 at 1:46 pm #167093
There is no legal rquirement on a tester to report anythingNovember 14, 2018 at 7:34 pm #167097
Calm down mate. It’s only an article! Jesus tell me who the weirdest them for writing an article or you for getting so uptight about it!November 19, 2018 at 5:01 pm #167286
Mike Ruff, GW editorKeymaster
Hi Andrew, thanks for your comment and I can appreciate where you’re coming from. The coverage was based on press release material from Prestige Motor Warehouse and as no personal details were revealed, we thought it was a light-hearted piece worth covering – it certainly sparked some interesting comments on the GW Facebook page.November 28, 2018 at 11:18 am #167680
more concerned with voca selling off car owners details to private clamping company’s for £ 14 million doesn’t this breach data protection lawsNovember 29, 2018 at 11:35 am #167690
Unusual discoveries – I had a pair of live racing pigeons in a wicker basket in the boot of a car left with me! The owner had forgotten that he’d put them in there and planned to release them away from his home that day!