Five years of change
DfT announces that all pre-1960 classics will be exempted from annual MoT tests.
The EU-led European Roadworthiness Directive is introduced, proposing that the MoT is replaced with a new roadworthiness test – and that classics over 30 years old are exempted from it.
The Department for Transport asks classic owners for their views on how to implement the European Roadworthiness Directive into UK law – but is criticised for only carrying out the survey online.
CCW reveals that the number of pre-1960 cars being entered into MoT tests has dropped by 80% since the 2012, despite it still being possible for them to undergo the safety inspections.
DfT runs a consultation into how it should implement the EU’s Roadworthiness Directive. Its suggestions include making all taxexempt classics exempt from annual testing too.
FBHVC rails against DfT proposals included in the consultation to create a ‘Vehicle of Historic Interest’ category – with German-style usage restrictions for taxexempt classics.