THE NEXT few months are traditionally a nightmare time for breakdowns on British roads, and according to a recent survey, over half of UK drivers are opposed to Government plans to alter the annual MOT test.
A new study, commissioned by breakdown cover and road safety charity GEM Motoring Assist, reveals that 52 percent of drivers want to keep the existing annual MOT routine and are anti the Coalition’s proposals to make it biennial.
Only 26 percent said they would want it to change and 22 percent were uncertain. The analysis of 3,000 motorists brings to light the fact that drivers would be anxious about leaving a two year break between MOT tests; with nearly 50 percent being apprehensive about possible mechanical malfunctions.
The research also revealed that over half of British drivers felt the adjustment in the law would see car care standards decline. They also said they were reassured of their car’s safety and roadworthiness with the existing MOT approach.
GEM Chief Executive, David Williams MBE, said: “The results prove that having such a regular service gives the public peace of mind when it comes to driving a safe and reliable vehicle.
“We know that drivers rarely check their cars themselves and leaving it two years will mean we will have unsafe and sub-standard cars on our roads.
“The proposed biennial MOT system will undoubtedly have a negative impact on road safety and put more lives at risk unnecessarily every year.”
The survey also reveals that 44 percent of drivers think the MOT law amendment would have a damaging impact on road safety in Britain.
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