700,000 vehicles fail MOTs between October and December

Most failures due to serious safety issues warns DVSA

MOT sign
Image: Newspress

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has issued a stark warning after recording the highest number ever of MOT failures due to dangerous faults.

Nearly 700,000 vehicles (684,746) failed their MOTs between October and December last year for having at least one critical safety issue.

This represents an increase from the same period the previous year, highlighting a potential rise in unsafe vehicles on the road. Overall, almost 29% of MOT tests (over 2.5 million) resulted in failure in 2023.

Green Flag analysis reveals that faulty tyres were the leading culprit, responsible for 60% of dangerous MOT failures. Brake problems followed closely at 29%, underlining the importance of a well-maintained braking system.

Source: GB News

1 Comment

  1. 29% fail rate but our transport minister thinks it’s a good idea to have a test every two years.It shows how out of touch he is .


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