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Government announces first MOT test will remain at 3 years

NFDA 18/01/2018

“Following on from our determined lobbying efforts, the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), an association of the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI),  welcomes the government’s decision to ‘put safety first’ and maintain the first MoT test at 3 years”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the NFDA.

Government announced today, 18 January 2018, that the first MoT test will remain at 3 years. Last year, the NFDA responded to the DfT consultation proposing to extend a vehicle’s first MOT test date from 3 years to 4 years. Currently, new vehicles are tested after 3 years and then on a yearly basis.

Robinson continued, “The NFDA had previously highlighted the potentially devastating road safety implications which extending the date of the first MoT from three to four years might have had. It is extremely positive to see that the government has acknowledged this.”

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About the RMI

The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.