We’re developing an MOT reminder service to help vehicle owners get their vehicle tested on time as part of our strategy to help people keep their vehicle safe to drive.
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.
So, the first year of annual MOT training came to an end in April and was a big success. I’m delighted to see over 99% of you completed your MOT annual assessment. A massive well done to you all!
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.
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.