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RAC comments on decision to stick with first MOT at three years

News   •   Jan 18, 2018 13:19 GMT

The Government has decided not to shift the first MOT to four years from three to protect road safety.

RAC chief engineer David Bizley said: “We believe that the Government’s decision to stick with the first MOT being at three years is the right decision and one which will be welcomed by the majority of drivers and road safety campaigners.

"Our RAC breakdown data suggests that for the majority of vehicles, it would have been reasonable to move the date of a first MOT test from three to four years. However, for high-mileage vehicles, four years was too long before the first MOT and therefore it made sense to 'keep it simple' and retain the current three year arrangement.”