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Government considers two-year car MOTs to cut the cost of living


Thousands of cars would become ‘death traps on wheels’ under plans to make owners get MOTs every two years rather than one, ministers were warned yesterday.

Motoring groups said the proposals, the biggest shake-up of MOTs for decades, would lead to more deaths and injuries on the roads.

Of particular concern is that thousands more cars, vans and motorbikes could be driving around with brakes and tyres which do not meet minimum legal requirements.

Thousands of garages that rely on revenue from the annual checks could also go bust.

The DfT's consultation into extending MOTs has been met with strong objection from motoring groups and road safety organisations. The AA said it would see a rise in death traps on wheels

The DfT’s consultation into extending MOTs has been met with strong objection from motoring groups and road safety organisations. The AA said it would see a rise in death traps on wheels

The Government’s own internal assessment estimates that Britain’s 23,400 approved test centres could be starved of up to £123.6million a year.

Under the plans, new cars would only need their first MOT after four years rather than three.

A consultation launched yesterday…



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