The Department for Transport (DfT) is extending a consultation into proposed changes to MOT frequency and other MOT updates for an additional three weeks. This comes after concerns from industry professionals that the initial six-week consultation period was too short to provide the DfT with comprehensive road safety evidence.
The consultation focuses on plans to change the first MOT for cars from three to four years, potentially saving motorists across Great Britain around £100 million per year in MOT fees. The consultation also seeks views on the frequency of MOTs, the monitoring of emissions to tackle pollution, and measures to improve the safety and reliability of electric vehicles, as well as to tackle MOT and mileage fraud.
The extension to the consultation period is intended to give trade groups and businesses time to compile additional information for the call for evidence section of the consultation. The new deadline is March 22nd.