RMI slam 1960 MOT rules

IGA director 'bitterly disappointed' by classic exemption

1955 Velox

Published:  08 June, 2012

THE news that pre-1960 cars are to be exempted from the MOT has drawn sharp criticism from the RMI.

The trade body's IGA director, Stuart James said: "We are bitterly disappointed by the government's decision to put public safety at risk by excusing these older cars from the MOT. We are also firmly convinced that this move devalues the MOT"

His comments echo that of much of the motor trade and of the classic car community itself. Fears of restrictions on use and increased insurance premiums have also been voiced.

The exemption for MOT testing on pre-1960 vehicles is set to come into effect from November 18 this year.

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