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 Posted: Thu Jun 18th, 2020 06:31 pm
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wtf seeing double vision..it aint that late:shock::X:D;):P:cool::dude:

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deja vu..

don't know how much investigation is conducted after an accident. I do remember when the ridiculous article who was in charge of the government think tank who was accusing the MOT trade of ripping off the public and announced the test was no longer needed and should be abolished. The statistic he used to support his delusion was that only 2% of accidents were caused by mechanical problems.

But surely that shows that the testing works?
Mind you most accidents always have, and always will be, be caused by "driver error".

Department for Transport (DfT) figures show that 39 people were killed and 378 seriously injured on Britain’s roads in crashes where a vehicle defect was a contributory factor in 2018.

36! Days ago that position changed. Rather than stay at home, we are now told by the Government to “stay alert”, which I suppose is pretty good advice for all road users and pedestrians with 4.9 million vehicles that would have failed their MoT with a dangerous or major failure allowed on the roads under the six-month exemption.

MoT testing regime is not just about the direct safety benefit of detecting vehicle faults but much more about keeping our vehicle fleet operating at a very high standard, without a race to the bottom under economic pressures.

The importance of MoT tests in the present situation has also been further emphasised by the Government’s announcement on Sunday (OVER 4 WEEKS AGO) that they are actively ?encouraging people to return to work if they cannot work at home, and that they should avoid travelling by public transport if they can travel by other means, including by car. In other words, the Government are now encouraging people to use their cars rather than public transport—perhaps the first Government ever to do that. People are also now being told they can use their cars to drive as far as they like to an outdoor space...

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deja vu..

don't know how much investigation is conducted after an accident. I do remember when the ridiculous article who was in charge of the government think tank who was accusing the MOT trade of ripping off the public and announced the test was no longer needed and should be abolished. The statistic he used to support his delusion was that only 2% of accidents were caused by mechanical problems.

But surely that shows that the testing works?
Mind you most accidents always have, and always will be, be caused by "driver error".

Department for Transport (DfT) figures show that 39 people were killed and 378 seriously injured on Britain’s roads in crashes where a vehicle defect was a contributory factor in 2018.
http://www.itv.com/news/2020-06-11/warning-over-unsafe-cars-on-the-road-due-to-mot-exemption/


36! Days ago that position changed. Rather than stay at home, we are now told by the Government to “stay alert”, which I suppose is pretty good advice for all road users and pedestrians with 4.9 million vehicles that would have failed their MoT with a dangerous or major failure allowed on the roads under the six-month exemption.

MoT testing regime is not just about the direct safety benefit of detecting vehicle faults but much more about keeping our vehicle fleet operating at a very high standard, without a race to the bottom under economic pressures.

The importance of MoT tests in the present situation has also been further emphasised by the Government’s announcement on Sunday (OVER 4 WEEKS AGO) that they are actively ?encouraging people to return to work if they cannot work at home, and that they should avoid travelling by public transport if they can travel by other means, including by car. In other words, the Government are now encouraging people to use their cars rather than public transport—perhaps the first Government ever to do that. People are also now being told they can use their cars to drive as far as they like to an outdoor space...

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'Whilst we support the government's efforts to control Covid-19, now is the time to stop the MOT extension,' ..

'One in three vehicles fails its MOT test, and with the number of cars on the road sharply on the rise as lockdown restrictions begin to ease, the question of road safety needs to be addressed.

'Delaying the MOT increases repair costs, and leaves motorists vulnerable for prosecution for worn out components that are not replaced when they need to be.

'It is standard practice to protect vehicles with seat covers, floor mats and steering wheel covers in the workshop, and independent garages have fully implemented social distancing controls.'

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/article-8369883/Cars-likely-pass-MOT-test-revealed.html

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Why the MOT extension could see a million unsafe cars back on the roads

“Many are saying that it’s not just the contents in the pack that are a great help, but also the advice and direction on the included ‘safe workshop charter’ poster.
https://garagewire.co.uk/news/company/schaeffler/huge-demand-for-schaeffler-repxpert-back-on-track-packs/?fbclid=IwAR15MsgFGms9EMLvviYFEBffEyBpSPjqyQgGEGV19OzZB9DTyoh9PgxpgBs

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Independent Garage Association features as special guest with latest on calls to end six-month MOT exemption
Garage Wire · #1 Independent Garage Association’s Stuart James and GW columnist Barry Parker
https://garagewire.co.uk/slider/garage-wire-launches-new-bi-weekly-podcast-listen-here/?fbclid=IwAR3mpyv8JvmfEwuoJvt5KjJP6fhWafwT2gcTfxQfzqpZLy5GHpEHRRYaPRM

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Train MOT Testers
We believe that by training already heavily regulated and authorised MOT Testers, essential COVID-19 tests could be carried out within MOT Centres.

https://blog.motjuice.co.uk/2020/04/02/covid-19-testing-solution/

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IGA calls for flexible furlough scheme
Trade body urges Chancellor to allow partial return to work for furloughed employees
http://www.independentgarageassociation.co.uk/news/iga-calls-for-flexible-furlough-scheme

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We thank anyone posting helpful information but would advise everyone to refer to official government or NHS websites for advice, owing to the amount of (sometimes) erroneous and misleading information which is widespread on the web.Stay safe everyone!

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https://www.motester.co.uk/covid-19-latest-car-mots-to-be-extended-by-6-months/

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