Motoring expert Quentin Willson has backed calls not change the MoT test from one to two years, citing faulty tyres and brakes as potential disasters.
Writing in his Sunday Mirror column, Quentin told readers: “I’m totally against changing the MoT test from one to two years.
“Nearly 40% of cars fail the test after a year, and you just need to look at France, where the bien-nnial Controle Technique examination means that their roads are full of worn-out sheds with dodgy brakes and bald tyres.
“Our MoT system is the best in the world – we change it at our peril.”
In the UK, vehicles must have their first test within three years of registration, and annual tests thereafter. As a minimum, EU law requires vehicles to have their first test when they are four years old and subsequent tests every two years.
Most European countries follow the EU minimum requirement and there is pressure on the UK to do the same.
However Quentin has joined the likes of RoadSafe, the Tyre Industry Federation and other campaigners in warning the government against extending the period between MOT tests.
Denna Bowman, Head Office