THE CCW VIEW: WHY WE DIS­AGREE WITH ANY FUR­THER TEST EX­EMP­TIONS

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

We have con­sis­tently and re­peat­edly ar­gued against any ex­emp­tion of clas­sic cars from the MoT test. The process to­wards tak­ing clas­sic cars out of the test­ing loop started in May 2012, when the Depart­ment for Trans­port an­nounced the abo­li­tion of MoT test­ing for pre-1960 cars.

CCW con­cluded that this was a bad move in terms of ve­hi­cle safety, no mat­ter how well-in­ten­tioned own­ers of these cars are. Sir Greg Knight MP, the chair­man of the All Party Par­lia­men­tary His­toric Ve­hi­cles Group said at the time: ‘ This is a vic­tory for com­mon sense.’ We don’t agree, and are still very much against this ex­emp­tion. And also any fur­ther ones, whether the rea­son is be­cause the DfT wants to bring about the streamlining of road­wor­thi­ness test­ing. We would ar­gue that all ve­hi­cles, re­gard­less of age, should be sub­jected to an­nual test­ing. If you’re in agree­ment with this view, then we urge you to visit the Gov­ern­ment’s con­sul­ta­tion page, and regis­ter your dis­agree­ment – and if you aren’t, con­sider that not ev­ery clas­sic car owner is dili­gent enough to check ev­ery nook and cranny of their car at least yearly.

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