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MOT Testing exempt for Classic Cars

July 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Car Maintenance

Mike Penning, road Minister has agreed to exempt any classic car manufactured pre 1960 from MOT testing as of November 18th 2012.

 Due to the number of classic vehicles left on today’s roads and the statistics in which accidents are involved with them it seems to be common sense to do away with MOT’s on these beautiful cars as owners take such pride in looking after them even if they do only come out of the garage for a few months each year.

“They don’t need to be told to look after them; they’re out there in all weathers checking the condition of the engine, tyres and bodywork.” Said Mr Penning “Owners of classic vehicles will still be legally required to ensure that they are safe and in a proper condition but scrapping the MoT test for these vehicles will save motorists money,”

0.6 percent of the cars on the British roads today are pre 1960 classic cars and 0.3 percent of these are involved in accidents. This is such a small number and so preserving classic vehicles and making it possible for enthusiasts to enjoy them with minimal costs just makes sense. Edmund King, President for the AA said “Cutting the red tape of an MoT requirement for classic pre-1960 cars is a victory for common sense.”

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