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 Posted: Thu Jan 18th, 2018 01:20 pm
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Jim will be covering this in the February issue, it’s good news but there is a sting in the tail.
See short article
http://www.motester.co.uk/mot-news/mot-news/4-1-1-mot-testing-rejected-by-government

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Good news

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-mot-test-to-remain-at-3-years-to-protect-road-safety

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Off topic...'Thousands' driving without crucial diesel filters
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41761864

UK scientists estimate air pollution cuts British people's lives by an average of six months

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The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) - the body responsible for MoTs in the UK – was merged with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) in 2014 in a bid to improve efficiency. However, while the newly-created DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) was praised by those in power for its money-saving endeavours, it also ended public access to MoT data.
https://good-garage-guide.honestjohn.co.uk/mot-data-the-mot-files-2017/the-mot-files-the-story-behind-our-mot-data-sets/

Firstly, it was huge and difficult to work with. Secondly, as it's sourced from thousands of technicians, it was littered with errors... is a bit rich Dan Harrison, Editorial Director
Fri, 06 Oct 2017

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On Topic and to quote a Scott; 'The system needs a overall with set prices for mots everything booked in advance online and payed for at time off booking i need a coffee i am day dreaming again time too wake up and smell the coffee this will never happen no one at vosa has the nerve our the balls to do it right'.

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Off topic...Cancer MOT: Mechanic taking on prostate cancer

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine-40575149/cancer-mot-mechanic-taking-on-prostate-cancer

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Maintain the current first MOT date for cars at three years. Petition was closed due to General Election.

May issue of MOT Testing Magazine the new Ministers at the Department for Transport must junk this dangerous and now 'dated' policy to reduce MOT Testing.

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…or if you really want to know what's happening, and the facts and figures behind the story, see the May '17 issue of MOT Testing Magazine.

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Copied from Autotechnician magazine May/June issue, Page 45...

MOT NEWS: POTENTIAL CHANGE TO 4-1-1 IS POSTPONED
GENERAL ELECTION PUTS MOT FREQUENCY DEBATE ON HOLD, BUT CHANGE SEEMS UNLIKELY


https://autotechnician.co.uk/autotech-mag/may-2017/

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hope your right.....

http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/fleet-industry-news/2017/02/06/road-safety-campaign-urges-drivers-to-act-on-vehicle-safety-issues

Later in 2017, information about vehicle recalls will be added to DVSA’s MOT history check service, enabling consumers to see any recalls that have affected individual vehicles.

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you sound surprised.surely tho if its subject to a recall printing that on the mot paperwork shud be a relatively easy exercise for their i.t. experts.......

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its got to be that they tell us what recalls are outstanding for the motor being tested on our inspection sheet.

MOT testers will be expected to inform drivers if their vehicle is subject to a safety recall...reads like its going to be our responsibility!!

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we were promised safety recall information on comp 1 circa 2005,it never happened.the current system has been in a couple of years now,still hasn't happened.are they gonna base these recalls we are supposed to notify without telling us what they actually are?are they gonna base the common defects on information from legit stations or are the pass no advise brigade providing the information?

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http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/motorists-to-get-health-warning-for-their-cars-alongside-mot-pr8m5mdvq

You have to Register with them to continue reading the article, so copied & pasted the rest of it below...

Gareth Llewellyn, chief executive of the DVSA, said that the failure rate was far too high. “There are 29 million cars coming in for testing every year, but 37 per cent of them fail. Those vehicles were unsafe to drive before they came in for testing,” he said.
The DVSA will introduce vehicle-specific information on to the test certificate issued to drivers after vehicles have been approved. This will warn car owners which parts are most likely to fail over the following 12 months.

The DVSA will calculate the probability using data gathered on each make, model and year of manufacture. The expectation is that motorists will use it to keep a closer check on common problems.

Mr Llewellyn said: “When you take your car in, irrespective of whether it passes or fails, you will get information about the sort of things that we, as an organisation, know about your type of vehicle and what you should keep an eye on for the next 12 months. It could be brake components, it could be steering, it could be lights. We know how frequently all of those things fail.”

It comes after criticism of government plans unveiled this year to exempt new cars from MOTs for four years rather than three. Motoring groups said that the proposal could lead to a rise in accidents.

MOT testers will be expected to inform drivers if their vehicle is subject to a safety recall, after concerns over the high number of car owners who fail to abide by them voluntarily.

Mr Llewellyn also revealed a crackdown on fraudulent MOT testers who sign off vehicles as safe without properly examining them. He said that a fraud unit had been given additional resources, allowing it to step up surveillance of garages and carry out mystery shopper-style exercises.

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Telegraph.co.uk

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/04/20/car-industry-battles-mot-changes-could-save-drivers-100m-year/

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Bid to ease MOT rules is branded 'dangerous': Half a million unsafe vehicles could be allowed on the roads if ministers relax the rules
Ministers want to delay first MOT from three years to four under new plans
Government argues this would save motorists £100million a year in total
But campaigners say the plans will undermine efforts to reduce accidents
By Ray Massey Motoring Editor For The Daily Mail
PUBLISHED: 02:00, 21 April 2017


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4430958/Bid-ease-MOT-rules-branded-dangerous.html#ixzz4erdd3cu4

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Support maintaining the current 3-1-1 MOT test, official Government petition
http://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/190843
Euro Car Parts registered it :)

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The 4-1-1 consultation document is filled with distortions, misinformation and serious omissions. It sets out to mislead and deceive motorists and the general public, it is a proposal that must be challenged.

http://www.motester.co.uk/mot-news/mot-news/4-1-1-mot-consultation-government-spin-and-alternative-facts

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The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is concerned that a new ‘4-1-1’ system would severely jeopardise road safety in the UK. Increased mileages in new cars, combined with a popular belief among consumers that new cars are more reliable, has led to lower driver awareness of the condition of their vehicle, particularly the tyres. Compounding this with the poor state of many UK roads means that an extension would result in more road related injuries and fatal accidents.

DoT ‘In 2015 there were 1,730, the second lowest figure on record’.. below is an extract from

http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/556396/rrcgb2015-01.pdf

Page 19 of the report reads
As has already been discussed, there is now reasonable evidence to conclude that the number of fatalities on British roads is remaining fairly static. The year on year changes since 2010 have been relatively small (especially from 2012 onwards) and do not follow any pattern…
The only logical conclusion for this is that there is no net change in road safety specifically relating to road deaths in Britain at the moment. This does not mean that nothing at all is changing. It is possible that interventions and improvements (e.g. in vehicle technology or medical care) are saving more lives, yet these savings are being offset elsewhere – for instance, in the increase in traffic volumes, or in more vulnerable road users

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Extending new vehicles' first MOT from 3 years to 4 years
The Wider Road Safety Context 3.11 In 1970, soon after the requirement for an MOT test at three years had been introduced in 1967, 7,499 people were reported as being killed on Great Britain’s roads. In 2015 there were 1,730, the second lowest figure on record and 45% fewer than a decade earlier, in 2006.

On the report we are forth behind Norway, Malta and Sweden when it comes to the least road deaths per million in inhabitants. Whatever savings are gained by the motorist with the implementation of a vehicles' first MOT from 3 years to 4 years will be exceeded by the cost to the emergency services & that of people's lives.

Don’t try & fix it if it isn’t broke
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ps Please excuse the déjà vu

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... and here's the link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/extending-first-mot-date-to-4-years

A measure which will result in more defective vehicles on the roads, with subsequent deaths and injuries, is being billed as a "Boost to motorists"!


Online survey here:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/H8EJR/

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