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Not sure if this has been discussed here yet, but...

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/9...e-MoT-test.html

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"However owners of the cars will still be obliged to ensure their cars are in a roadworthy condition," Mr Penning added.

 

Excuse me if I'm being naive, but I thought that was the function of the MOT test. I don't think that 30 quid a year is a lot to attempt to ensure the safety of the rest of us - there'll always be someone happy to run a rusty old banger to get out of paying for service costs.

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"However owners of the cars will still be obliged to ensure their cars are in a roadworthy condition," Mr Penning added.

 

Excuse me if I'm being naive, but I thought that was the function of the MOT test. I don't think that 30 quid a year is a lot to attempt to ensure the safety of the rest of us - there'll always be someone happy to run a rusty old banger to get out of paying for service costs.

Your being naive or you have never read your VT20.The MOT Test does not confirm road-worthiness of a vehicle. It says so on the front of the VT20.
Warning:A test certificate is not evidence that the vehicle is in a satisfactory condition.

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I think the subtext of that warning is "so don't come crying to us if the head gasket's gone" - the MOT is a superficial test of compliance with safety and emissions requirements, so at least to that extent it is a (cursory) test of roadworthiness.

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Your being naive or you have never read your VT20.The MOT Test does not confirm road-worthiness of a vehicle. It says so on the front of the VT20.

 

Nevertheless, it ensures that the brakes and suspension work as they should and that the car is properly shod; the lights and wipers function properly; and that the engine isn't chucking out more poisons than permitted. In that sense, it's a test of roadworthiness despite the disclaimer (there are disclaimers on almost everything these days, it seems).

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i can see hidden and easily overlooked (accidentally or not) rust problems happen and in places that are checked in the MOT these are very important and certainly shouldnt be overlooked ,you can check if your brakes are working ,you can check if your steerings ok but under extreme circumstances rust on their support areas are a killer for the driver and in a lot of cases pedestrians

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Nevertheless, it ensures that the brakes and suspension work as they should and that the car is properly shod; the lights and wipers function properly; and that the engine isn't chucking out more poisons than permitted. In that sense, it's a test of roadworthiness despite the disclaimer (there are disclaimers on almost everything these days, it seems).

 

 

BUT, this is ONLY as good as the man checking the points in consideration and only as long as the vehicle does not move. I.E. As soon as you drive out onto the road it is not worth the paper it is written on! So why should it not be possible to run an old "BANGER" at least it is more likely to be roadworthy due to the people who look after these cars than MR AVERAGE!!

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BUT, this is ONLY as good as the man checking the points in consideration and only as long as the vehicle does not move. I.E. As soon as you drive out onto the road it is not worth the paper it is written on! So why should it not be possible to run an old "BANGER" at least it is more likely to be roadworthy due to the people who look after these cars than MR AVERAGE!!

 

No slur on classic car users, Chris. I was referring to the type of turd that endangers us all.

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IMHO I would rather they had some sort of MOT as what is likely to happen is that if they are involved in an accident, they will have a fight on their hands, as suspicion will fall on the "unchecked" car.

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blimey little brother welcome back

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

None of this "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" crap it just means i have at least two enemies!

 

There is only one opinion i listen to ,its mine and its ALWAYS right even when its wrong

 

Its far easier to curse the darkness than light one candle

 

Mathew 4:19

Grangers law : anything i say will  turn out the opposite or not happen at all!

 

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson

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