Concerns over the rushed DfT consultation on their proposals to end MOTs for vehicles up to 1977

See our earlier NEWS item on the DfT consultation over their proposed extension of the MOT exemption for cars up to 1977. More

You have only until 2nd November 2016 to save the MOT or an alternative annual test for classic cars. It's essential you consider the classic car MOT proposals from the DfT and if you feel they are unwise or not safe, or indeed if you agree with them, then please express your views by participating in the online DfT consultation.

See the DfT webpage with links to briefing documents and an online smart survey form. More

Posted: 161007
A release from the Federation of British Historic vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) has a surprising revelation on the DfT's handling of this rushed consultation - the release says:

"The Federation offers its apologies to members who on receiving their latest FBHVC Newsletter discovered no mention of the recent DfT consultations on aspects of UK implementation of the EU Roadworthiness Directive.
Having advised us at meetings at the DfT that we would be further consulted prior to any publication, the DfT went ahead and published without even giving us prior warning of the date let alone carrying out the promise of further consultations with us.

The timing of the release was particularly unfortunate as it came after our new Newsletter had already gone to press.

Those members who follow us on social media will know that we immediately urged members to give us their views on the consultation and many of you have been doing just that on Facebook. These views are being taken into consideration as we draft our detailed response to the DfT consultation. Be assured that our legislation team is preparing a response but you will understand that it is at an early stage and would be inappropriate to go into more detail. Once our response has been drafted and approved by the Board of FBHVC and indeed submitted to Government, we will publish it in full on all our media channels. We appreciate your input to this process and your forbearance."

See our earlier NEWS item on the DfT consultation over their proposed extension of the MOT exemption for cars up to 1977. More