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 Posted: Tue Dec 18th, 2018 09:28 pm
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A "publication" is exactly what it says, an article produced for public consumption so clearly no breach of Date Protection..

Here’s a thought. You’ve bought a service contract with, say, British Gas. The contract is for an emergency service if your heating system breaks down, and free annual servicing as part of the deal. Then you’re told that whilst payments won’t change, you must now pay for that annual service, and if your heating breaks down it will be a week before its fixed because their engineers are working on commercial contracts. At the same time you hear that British Gas make bumper profits. What would you do? You’d be on Google straight away to find an alternative service provider.

Now look at the MOT. DVSA haven’t delivered on their service to Testing Stations for years. Risk assessment visits are delayed by years because Vehicle Examiners allocated to the MOT Scheme have been diverted to HGV Testing, or used to catch up with planned roadside vehicle checks. There’s delays on the help line and training, historically provided by DVSA from the pad fee, must now be purchased from commercial training providers.

When the MOT was first computerised the Government unambiguously pledged that it wouldn’t cost Testing Stations a penny. Yet now we pay for the computer, the printer, print cartridges, paper and the internet connection. Yet the MOT fee hasn’t increased to account for those and other extra costs – frozen since 2010. It’s not as if DVSA can’t afford more staff, they’re making bumper profits from our slot fees.

Look at these numbers...DVSA/VOSA’s MOT profiteering MOT Profit DVSA net/ loss profit/ loss without MOT £M£M£M
2013/14 (VOSA) 5.72 13.45 7.73
2014/15 (VOSA) 12.05 1.35(loss )13.8 loss
2015/16 (DVSA) 12.28 11.98 0.3 loss 2016/17 (DVSA) 27.79 30.66 2.872017/18 (DVSA) 26.23 13.82 12.41 loss Total 84.0768.5615.91 loss.

These figures illustrate that without the MOT Scheme’s profit, over the last five years, DVSA/VOSA was not financially viable, making a £15.91M loss. The £84.07M MOT profit over the last five years is effectively an unlegislated tax on Testing Stations. Theoretically DVSA aren’t allowed to cross subsidise their different activities – but they do! Set against this, DVSA’s Chief, Gareth Llewellyn remains totally silent on the MOT, except to pledge to a Parliamentary Committee that at some unspecified future date vehicles will fail the MOT if there is an outstanding safety recall which hasn’t been fixed. He’s obviously unconcerned about the operation of the Scheme, or the interests of 23,000 Testing Stations, 50,000 Testers and others employed in MOT Testing. He’s an invisible man behind the scenes overseeing what is frankly an unacceptably poor performance regarding DVSA’s provision of a service to Testing Stations. But we can’t ‘Google’ to find a different supplier, DVSA have a monopoly and do what they like. Testing Stations providing DVSA’s MOT funding have no recourse whatsoever when their money is spent to support DVSA’s loss making activities. It is, frankly, scandalous

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thatll be because we are now paying for the ink,paper,computers,training,broadband etc etc.cutting costs is a piece of piss if all you are gonna do is hand off the costs to some other poor bastard.who are we supposed to hand em off to?the public?with no fee rise in a decade?with Halfords doing an mot for a bulb?answers on the back of a postage stamp in capital lettere c/o dvsa@wef***edupandthenshaftedyousuckers.com:shock:

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The per-test processing cost of running the MOT testing service – about 42 million tests are carried out annually – is now less than £0.30, compared with £1.05 before the launch of the online service.

https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252453817/Open-minded-DVSA-cuts-cost-of-MOT-testing

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Health & Safety
RAG's and COPD, how to sort diesel emissions holding a rag over the exhaust
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzs_NviVGsM
stand to the side of the motor & do it at arms length.

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youre in deep do do:shock: think i know what you mean aint an extinct bird yet. We got Kainos to attend (less they already done so) a trade mission to the US with UK’s Department for International Trade to showcase leadership in artificial intelligence (read full article.. https://www.kainos.com/kainos-attend-trade-mission-us-uks-department-international-trade-showcase-leadership-artificial-intelligence/), following their Machine Learning Project of the Year Award, for work done with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and dont forget MOT testing data released.. A total of 428,160 petrol (6.14%) and 202,564 diesel (3.63%) cars failed the new emissions test.
The new test also saw a 445% increase in the number of diesel vans failing emission tests, increasing from 3,029 in 2017 to 16,496 in 2018.
whilst we as testers are left with RAG's and COPD

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was replying to stealth,re brake my point was that given the linings binding are also service brake then fail that for binding cos if youre hoping loopholes like this get closed anytime soon youre in deep do do:shock:

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being boring what pm never got one. hoping -FRYING TONITE went without hitch..
service brake was not binding.. underside saw caliper handbrake lever stuck in the on position whilst the lever was worked from top side & on completing the underside inspection demonstrated to owner presenter the said problem by moving the caliper lever to the off position prior to this whilst checking the bearing on the associated wheel it was freewheeling no bind.
On the rbt service effort was fine, recorded it, then AFTER applied park brake.. there was effort but then it didnt release fully ie it was binding.
Being specific the service brake was not at fault it was the park side of it that had the issue. hear what you say fail it on service brake binding ok..but it aint being specific

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message received guy,no bother:Dits starting to get boring anyway,repetition always does,ref also your pm

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Stealth the above is a cut & paste from the said 'trade publication' does this breach data protection?


Section B of the Testing Guide gents..

a. Do not give another person information that they would not otherwise have access to, this includes test result information.

Plain and clear enough in my opinion. Publishing registrations on public forums clearly breaches the above.

A "publication" is exactly what it says, an article produced for public consumption so clearly no breach of Date Protection.

Copyright could be a whole new issue Paul, but we are not going to go there.

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Testing Times we report about the failure rate since the new Manual took effect last May. At the same time we asked DVSA about how many vehicles failed with ‘Dangerous’ defects – and found that when extrapolated to a full year, that would be more than two and a half million vehicles. What an astonishing vindication of the need for the MOT Test. Yet that is only one of a number of reasons that the MOT should never be reduced from the current annual inspection

Stealth the above is a cut & paste from the said 'trade publication' does this breach data protection?

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yup and ive already written some of it up as my cpd:Das in how not to do it:D:Ddidnt see a lot else about it on the link they gave us:shock:

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Data Protection gents.

As testers you could be liable for publishing details of MOT test results to the general public.

As a forum attached to a trade publication, the owners could also be called to account.


Please refrain from posting vehicle registration in future.

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assuming its also a service brake(and given the caliper arms seized)I assume foot+handbrakes are the same linings therefore the service brake is binding,id just fail it on that,advise the caliper arm so they know the probable cause and sleep easy at night,why beat yourself up over it?worse things to worry about,bigger fish to fry,trouble is-FRYING TONITE!

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******* RBT parking brake Excessively binding on a dual line system there is no rfr for it?

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Have you tested a vehicle with rust holes big enough to fit your fist through?
is there any particular day that theyre interested in?
try *******,the hole under the seats/sills is about a foot and a half long,no I cant fit my hand thru it cos the f***ing covers that we aint supposed to advise any more are in the bloody way!

keep quoting you on this cause its a very good point!.
feeling a little put upon:shock: yesterday my bloody card packed up & am lost for words except an advise.. why dont dvsa send em out in a plastic cover? it may preserve them a bit longer?

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so in 2017 it was hunky dory and this year its failed spectacularly twice?quality,thatll be another internet bargain/barn find with a moody ticket last year then wont it?mine was followed by yc61 dvl.....feeling a little put upon:shock:

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Have you tested a vehicle with rust holes big enough to fit your fist through?
is there any particular day that theyre interested in?
try *******,the hole under the seats/sills is about a foot and a half long,no I cant fit my hand thru it cos the f***ing covers that we aint supposed to advise any more are in the bloody way!


try ******* informed on collection that its got a running issue that results in plumes of smoke, behaved itself during test, went through on 3 accelerations, & didnt go very far doing the decel

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Have you tested a vehicle with rust holes big enough to fit your fist through?
is there any particular day that theyre interested in?
try *******,the hole under the seats/sills is about a foot and a half long,no I cant fit my hand thru it cos the f***ing covers that we aint supposed to advise any more are in the bloody way!

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Stealth alpha numerically is this making sense, we will only know for sure on D day..seems a long time ago?

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