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The EU’s Road­wor­thi­ness Di­rec­tive, which will abol­ish the cur­rent MoT regime and re­place it with a new test­ing regime, must be im­ple­mented in Bri­tain by May 2018. How­ever, it’s up to the UK Gov­ern­ment how it hap­pens.

The FBHVC and the All Party His­toric Ve­hi­cle Group – which are keen to en­sure ‘no safe and road­wor­thy his­toric ve­hi­cle’ is banned from be­ing used as a re­sult, has pro­posed a sys­tem where ve­hi­cles that reach tax-ex­empt sta­tus are also ex­empted from road­wor­thi­ness test­ing, sim­i­lar to the ar­range­ment brought in three years ago for pre-1960 cars.

If it were brought in tomorrow it would af­fect around 645,000 his­toric ve­hi­cles.

How­ever, if the FBHVC’s even­tual aim of recog­nis­ing his­toric ve­hi­cles older than 30 years is even­tu­ally achieved, that num­ber would swell sig­nif­i­cantly to around 970,000 ve­hi­cles.

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