Road tax exemption is a fantastic perk, for us classic car owners and I’m all in favour of its reinstatement for vehicles aged over 25 years, but I think that this perk should come with a condition. I suggest that duty exemption should come as a reward for responsible ownership and that
vehicles which have been put through a recognised safety inspection within the previous
24 months are those granted this perk. Iron the process out a bit and have the rolling exemption at 30 years and bring in a similar MoT exemption at the same vehicle age, but introduce a non-inspected road fund licence at a
similar rate to gas guzzling modern cars. This would, I believe, encourage good practice
and provide a useful marker for better maintained vehicles when it comes to buying and selling. I know I keep banging on about classic vehicle safety, but some whingeing old
bloke has to.