In his latest update, Neil Barlow explains more about the security improvements we're making, how the new garage risk ratings will work and changes that are being made to the MOT manual.
MOT testing service
With 1 month to go until the MOT changes on 20 May 2018, Neil Barlow explains how the new MOT defect categories will work.
A vehicle that needs a particulate filter and doesn’t have one should fail its MOT. If you pass it knowing that it doesn’t have one, you’re harming the environment and committing fraud.
You told us you wanted to know more about what we’re adding to the MOT testing service and what happens when it’s taken offline in the evenings.
So, this will be the first in a series of regular blogs that looks at what we've been working on behind the scenes.
Last year, I told you about the work we're doing to make technical information available on the MOT testing service.
This information will help you test vehicles safely and correctly.
Anyone attempting to defraud the MOT isn’t just committing fraud, they’re also putting the public at risk by allowing what could be an unsafe vehicle onto the road.
Everyone involved in the MOT industry has a part to play in maintaining testing standards.
By working together we’re all making sure that the vehicles on our roads are safe.
We know that when the MOT testing service is unavailable, your priority is to get a contingency code so that you can carry on working. So that’s why we’ve created a new page which you can visit to see the service’s current status.
We’ve received lots of feedback about making technical information about specific vehicles available on the MOT testing service. We’ve already done some work to investigate how we can introduce this to the MOT testing service and we’ve planned more work for the near future.
We’ve now started sending out the new MOT security cards to all trade users of the MOT testing service, that’s over 73,000 people. Over the next 6 weeks we’ll be sending around 2,500 cards every day.