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New MOT rules coming into force

So, what are our views on them?

To me eye, they seem like a way in which to force diesels off the road without any help for drivers who purchased them in good faith. For relatively new diesels, running entirely smoke free is a big ask. Even diesels between 5 and 10 years old will have a tough time. Seems pretty crafty of our good old government.

The extra categories seem stupid too. Major and dangerous? The MOT test is meant to assess whether a car is safe to be on the road. So if a failure is major, it's unsafe/dangerous by definition. Seems like a way to make previous advisory items, ie things that need doing but aren't unsafe, cause a failure too. They're also sneaking in "environmental" as a thing too.

And to top it all off, they kept the testing at 3 years. Not about money and control? Yeah right. Force people to buy cars, buy more fuel because petrols are less fuel efficient, raise the income from road tax because it's still based on CO2 which petrols emit more of.

It's going to cost some families a hell of a lot of money. Money that many people don't have now for political, banker and tax evasion related reasons that are best left debated elsewhere.
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Re: New MOT rules coming into force

Ant speak for other but my 09 diseal 500 dosnt smoke a but
Nor does family members 2001 ducatto
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Re: New MOT rules coming into force

The Diesel visible smoke test is ONLY for DPF equipped cars. They will only emit visible smoke if DPF is removed, which is the poimt of the new check. They have tightened the opacity test from a generic figure to the declared limit (on VIN plate) for the car though.
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Re: New MOT rules coming into force

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Ant speak for other but my 09 diseal 500 dosnt smoke a but
Nor does family members 2001 ducatto
Nor my 96000 bravo 1,6
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Re: New MOT rules coming into force

The reality is if your vehicle fails an MOT and you keep driving without one if you were unfortunate enough to be stopped by Police the most likely outcome in 2019 would be "words of advice" to get it sorted, so ineffect you can drive forever without one, think about it, when was the last time you were stopped by Police at a road side check to see if you have an MOT. Its not right, but it is sad and true. So if you have no money to fix it most people will just keep driving. That is why there are millions of people out there who dont tax or MOT there vehicles.
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Re: New MOT rules coming into force

You don't need the police to stop you to check docs anymore
most motorway cameras have number plate recondition
That plain van in a layby [THE POLICE] checking speed and docs at the same time
we have a site on face book called ''Parking like a ****'' you would not believe the amount of cars with no mot's if you check yourself
Test it your self
Take a random picture of a supermarket carpark and then check the reg numbers and I will bet you get a handful of cars with no mot or insurance
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Re: New MOT rules coming into force

DVLA also have cars with ANPR that check for MOT, tax and insurance. Reigistered keeper will get a notice in the post. I've seen marked ones, they may have unmarked as well. Thi does not help with cloned or unregistered car of course.

If you are aware of an illegal vehicle you can, and should, report it
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