MOT Testing 89 – May 2016

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In the May 2016 issue

MOT Training Revolution, Here are the details: – The NTTA is no more; to “raise professionalism” and in answer to the trade’s demands: These are among the reasons why training has been reviewed and finally updated. Editor Jim Punter looks at the details…

4. Testing Times – News from the MOT industry: The whole MOT Scheme needs to be modernised – and soon; MOT Fee review would be a vital start; a new Chief Executive starts at DVSA; will ‘Recall’ checks become part of the MOT? A report on the latest Compliance Survey; a headlamp Testing update is needed; and AEs and NTs have been jailed for fraud – but why did it take so long?…

8. Topical Tips – The SMTA’s David Innes reminds us that SNs are still ‘current’ until notified otherwise; reminds us about correct use of the corrosion assessment tool; and to make sure changes of Legal Entity are correctly logged with DVSA…

10. Readers’ Letters – More letters from the Editor’s postbag – encompassing subjects such as MOT Computer updates – why are we not told what they are? Why is a clerical error regarded as more serious, in terms of penalty points, than say, missing seriously corroded suspension areas? Another reader requests clarification on training, and gets it, direct from DVSA…

18. Spotlight On: The MOT and the EU – Jim Punter looks at how the EU now directs the UK MOT. Assisted by Neil Pattermore he explains the process, from ‘Directive’, allowing ‘adjustment’ by member states, or ‘Regulation’, strictly translated into law, through debates in the EU Council and Parliament, where member states haggle for their own interests.

20. DVSA and DfT News – More news from the DVSA and the DfT – Analysing the SN3/16 changes to Headlamp Testing and looking more deeply at the 2014/2105 MOT Test Results, and from the DfT, the long overdue Fee Review, and the still-imminent threat of the introduction of 4-1-1 Testing…

22. Consultant’s Casebook – More tips from Eamonn Loney’s casebook – Some VTSs are authorised to carry out Testing for local authorities. But beware; changes to their traffic light assessment score could mean sudden withdrawal, with serious financial consequences; plus a successful appeal against some penalty points…

24. Product Review: Headlamp Testing Equipment – A major cause of MOT failure, are headlamps are becoming technologically very complex. We look at the latest headlamp systems and present some of the latest Testing equipment…

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