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December 20, 2019 at 10:02 am #189607Mike Ruff, GW editorKeymaster
Drivers are being urged to check their vehicles before taking to the roads this Christmas, as figures show almost 50,000 cars that were late for their
[See the full post at: Thousands of dangerous cars on the roads this Christmas, DVSA stats suggest]December 20, 2019 at 3:28 pm #189631prof hGuest
How does the government Monitor the safety of the tens of thousands of foreign cars driven here by migrants that Don’t register within 6 months of being here.
they have no mot, no insurance and many have major defects to include tyresJanuary 23, 2020 at 2:51 pm #190498AlastairGuest
Unfortunately you’re preaching to the converted here. We in the trade know that cars need more servicing and that more & more drivers are driving around in unsafe and non-MOT’s cars, but from my experience they don’t seem bothered/dont understand how seriously dangerous this is. Not just for the drivers themselves but for everyone sharing the roads with them, and that includes all of us. Somehow the public needs to be educated so that they do understand the dire consequences of this, but if we try to do this, it will just be dismissed as us plying for business, to give m’The Motor Trade’ another opportunity to rip the public off. It needs to come directly from VOSA. (And to think ant every now and again some idiot MP thinks it would be a good idea to extend the MOT Test frequency from one year to two!)January 23, 2020 at 6:20 pm #190511Philip DunmoreGuest
What’s needed here is a little more enforcement. No one will ever convince some people that vehicle maintenance is good idea. Even if it is made compulsory, bottom feeders will cater for minimum legal requirements.
If there was a realistic prospect of being caught and fined without an MOT, drivers would pay more attention. An additional idea would be enforced six month test for any vehicle with previous dangerous failure.