"No to 4-1-1 MOT" say motorists

76% of car owners reject the idea of a car's first MOT taking place at four years

Published:  24 April, 2017

In the YouGov survey, when told about plans to change the date of a car's first MOT, more than three quarters of car owners said the test should continue to take place when the vehicle is three years old.

More than two thirds (68%) also expressed concern that delaying the car's first MOT could put themselves and other road users in danger.

17% of all cars taking their first MOT at three years do not meet minimum safety requirements. Postponing the first MOT for a further 12 months could, therefore, result in almost half a million more cars in unfit condition driving freely and unchecked on UK roads,

"We urge government to scrap its plans to change a test system that has played a vital role in making the UK's roads among the safest in the world."

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