IGA calls for common sense approach to MOT consultation
Following today’s launch of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) consultation on proposed changes to the MOT, the Independent Garage Association (IGA) will be carrying out a full impact assessment of the proposed changes and will be consulting with its members and the wider industry to ensure that full, robust and representative feedback is provided in response.
Stuart James, IGA Chief Executive comments: “The MOT has been in the government’s spotlight for some time and the IGA were expecting a review of this type, however the far-reaching nature of the consultation announced this morning goes deeper and wider than anticipated. A common-sense approach to the consultation will be needed, with road safety being of paramount importance above gaining votes in the next election.
“Vehicles are becoming more complex and the environmental impact of road transport plays an ever-increasing role in the UK Government’s commitment to Net Zero. While the number of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles on the road relates to less than 2.5% of all vehicles on the road , it is inevitable that the MOT will need to adapt to provide a 21st-century solution to these challenges.
“The MOT plays a vital part in keeping the UK’s roads amongst the safest in the world, and the IGA will work closely with the government to safeguard this record and ensure a fair, viable and safe future for the MOT system which protects all road users.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
- Stuart James, IGA Chief Executive is available for interview.
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