MOT Testing 93 – May 2017

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In the May 2017 issue

DfT manipulates road death figures – Understating deaths and injuries, overstating the benefit to motorists; the public trusts and respects the MOT as it is, so why is the DfT ignoring its own figures to make 4-1-1 appear ‘safe’? Jim Punter reports…

Fee review stalled – Seven years without a fee increase: The MOT Test has become more complex and time-consuming to carry out, computerisation costs, and now training costs have been transferred to Testing Stations, yet VTSs are expected to absorb these costs out of a fixed fee. How long before garages start going out of business?

Testing Times – News from the MOT industry: Breaking MOT news in this section includes Slot Fee refund?; Vehicle Safety Recalls; NTDA urge tread depth of 3mm; Maintenance and the MOT; 4th year Repair shock…

Topical Tips – MOT Club’s John Ashton warns AEs to keep track of all Testers who are registered on their system, and to make sure they are removed when no longer active…

Readers’ Letters – More letters from the Editor’s postbag – In this edition: Security question is security loophole; Tow bar and damper decisions; Portuguese MOTs; Cherished plate transfer problems and How insecure must a battery be?…

Spotlight On:  – DfT, DVSA and the MOT – With up to 90,000 people involved in the MOT, only the BT group is larger in terms of employment. So how is it all administered by DfT and their agency DVSA?…

DVSA and DfT News – More news from the DVSA and the DfT – The DVSA 5-year Plan; the return of VSI; Manual updates, plus News from DfT: Historic Vehicles; 4-1-1 and the Fee Consultation…

Consultant’s Casebook – More tips from MOT Consultant Eamonn Loney – Password protocol; Eamonn repeats John Ashton’s advice to be cautious regarding password security, and  gives some practical advice; DVSA’s roadside checks have thrown up some corrosion issues which need attention; and finally, where Advisories are to be given, DVSA are clearing up their advice…

Product Review: – MOT Training Service Providers – Training problems? Look no further. A hot topic, and one which we thought our subscribers would find timely and informative; following a brief update of the new training requirements, a round up of some of the leading training providers…

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