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.
It's easy to get caught up in thinking how we should improve the MOT testing service, but it’s also worth reflecting on the importance of the MOT itself and the vital contribution you’re making to road safety.
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.
On 3 November 2016 we changed how you enter test results.
You can watch our short video to see what the new test result entry screens look like.
This September saw the first year anniversary of the MOT testing service. We look at what's changed since we launched the service and what updates we're planning to introduce in the future.
In this blog, we look at why the new cards are more secure and how we’re testing their use before the roll out later this year.
You’ll get a brand new security card later this year to replace the current PIN system. This card will make the MOT service more secure by making sure only you can sign into your account.