Transport Secretary responds to calls to end extension and suggests a new “robust system” was needed
The six-month MOT extension will not be lifted until tests can be “conducted safely” with the “lowest possible risk” to the health of motorists and staff, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said..
Despite the MOT suspension, the DVSA has made it clear that motorists must ensure their vehicle remains in road legal condition at all times.
Police officers can still fine motorists up to £2,500 for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.
With the government now encouraging the public to go back to work and avoid using public transport where possible, the IGA wrote to the Secretary of State for Transport last month urging him to end the six-month MOT extension.
Stuart James, chief executive of the IGA warns “millions of faults” will be left “unrectified” if the full extension went ahead.
The IGA states that 580,000 vehicles will have illegal tyres today, which will rise by another 290,000 by the end of the MOT extension.