over the rushed DfT consultation on their proposals to end MOTs for vehicles up
See our earlier NEWS item on the DfT consultation over
their proposed extension of the MOT exemption for cars up to 1977. More
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.
the DfT webpage with links to briefing documents and an online smart survey form.
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:|
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
timing of the release was particularly unfortunate as it came after our new Newsletter
had already gone to press.
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."
our earlier NEWS item on the DfT consultation over their proposed extension of
the MOT exemption for cars up to 1977. More