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IAM welcomes government's MOT plans

Posted by Linda Davidson

People with motorhomes and accessories and tools for your home-from-home like 12v television who need to take their vehicle for an MOT in the future may be interested in the government's decision to alter the process, a move which has met with approval from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

The Department for Transport has announced plans to introduce more standardisation and regulation into the test, with transport minister Justine Greening calling for every vehicle to be repaired "to a high standard by reliable mechanics".

IAM director of policy and research Neil Greig said a recent survey had indicated many drivers have some concerns over the quality of MOT test garages.

It found 26 per cent of respondents are concerned garages deliberately found problems in order to charge for repairs, while 40 per cent feel there is a lack of consistency across establishments.

"The government has also failed to address the key issue of why UK failure rates for MOTs are so much higher than our European counterparts," added Mr Greig.