The MoT Test changed on 20 May (except in Northern Ireland, which has a separate system). Defects that would previously have been marked ‘Fail’ are now to be classified as ‘Dangerous’ or ‘Major.’ A car with a ‘Dangerous’ defect or a ‘Major’ one that renders it unroadworthy must not be driven at all until the defect is repaired.

Some extra items are now included in the test: headlamp washers and reversing lights for cars first used from 1 September 2009, and daytime running lights for those first used from 1 March this year.

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