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 Posted: Sat May 22nd, 2010 09:05 am
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Your local VOSA office needs to approve the installation, but the system is designed to comply with the technical requirements (image quality in variable light conditions, no recording etc).

The siting requirements require the camera to give an equivalent view to the one available from the old viewing area and the screen to be sited in a suitable waiting room/area.

Subject to that being satisfactory we are told there would no reason for the installation to be refused (see below).


Recent changes to Public Viewing “Area” requirement:

"MOT TESTING SCHEME Requirements for Authorisation for a Vehicle Test Station (Common to all Classes) November 2009."

4.1e) a clearly identified weatherproof public waiting room or area from which the whole test can be directly observed without interruption, except for road testing (room for 2 seated people is considered sufficient)
• mirror or camera relayed images may be acceptable if all parts of the test can be observed as it would from an enclosed viewing area with window. Consideration should be given to the quality of image produced during variable light conditions. The use of recording equipment (CCTV) is unacceptable.