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Government Plans To Ditch MOT For "Classic Cars"


11/11/2011

Government Plans To Ditch MOT For "Classic Cars"The Government's Road Minister is looking into exempting pre-1960 built cars from the current yearly MOT tests, apparently inline with their focus on reducing bureaucracy and paperwork for British car owners.

Road Minister Mike Penning said that "Owners of classic cars and motorbikes are enthusiasts who maintain their vehicles well. They don't need to be told to look after them."

Gerg Knight, chairman of the Parliamentary Historic Vehicles Group welcomed this, saying that "Accidents involving historic vehicles are extremely rare. Having to have an annual MOT test for a vehicle which many only travel 500 miles in a year is an unnecessary bureaucratic hurdle,"

However, the proposed move has been met with opposition in some circles, with Nigel Case, owner of the Classic Car Club, stating that "It's nonsense. Older cars need more attention. You could buy a car which seems superficially fantastic, but it will be rotten underneath, and a death trap".

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