THE MOT TEST HAS CHANGED

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.

To get the full story, go to https://www.iamroadsmart.com/docs/default-source/inform-documents/mot-changes-factsheet.pdf.