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UK MoT exemption - update
« on: 17.10. 2012 12:01 »
It was mentioned in Practical Classics November 2012 that Footman James insurance is currently exploring establishing its own roadworthiness test.

It seems that this meddling by government has had little effect as we may still be forced to have an annual inspection. Currently the MoT charge is regulated but testers (or insurance companies) can probably charge what they want for a safety inspection, so may end up costing us more. The rider will still be responsible for the roadworthiness of the vehicle at the time of use regardless of any test certificates.

I would assume that VOSA will issue a list of safety checks for examiners, so there we are - back to the old MoT system but under a different name.

I agree with a second set of eyes having a look over the bike every year, but why did they not just leave the old system alone? It allows the Police and VOSA to check immediately via their mobile equipment whether a vehicle has an MoT certificate. Under the new system it would involve a stop and roadside check.

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Re: UK MoT exemption - update
« Reply #1 on: 17.10. 2012 12:46 »
now I just wonder, could it be that our "were all in it together" leaders have in mind the demise of VOSA  to be replaced by a private run company on the grounds of savings to be made to reduce the deficit ( you know the debt we have managed one way or another since the Napoleonic wars).

OOps hush my mouth, how could such a wicked thought ever occur to me

not getting political here guys, the colour of the rosettes might change now and then but smell remains much the same
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Re: UK MoT exemption - update
« Reply #2 on: 17.10. 2012 14:34 »

the colour of the rosettes might change now and then but smell remains much the same

Too right Bill - it's starting to smell a bit like a farmyard full of incontinent bovines *smile*

It could also be that the insurance companies could have a right little earner by refusing to insure classics unless one of their franchised "approved examiners" are used.

Jim
1959 A10 SR
1938 Wolseley 14/60
1955 Ferguson TEF20 tractor
1965 Ferguson 135 tractor
1952 Matchless G80 rigid
1960 BMW R60
1954 Matchless G80S
1955 Ariel 500 VH
1951 Sunbeam S7DL
1960 Matchless G12 with Watsonian Monza
......and loads of lawnmowers

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Re: UK MoT exemption - update
« Reply #3 on: 17.10. 2012 14:40 »
I agree it was a bad move to make pre-60 vehicles exempt. According to the statement made by the minister, it will still be possible to have MoTs done for exempted vehicles but there was no mention of any mechanism for this.
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Re: UK MoT exemption - update
« Reply #4 on: 17.10. 2012 22:12 »
Scuse my ignorance guys but is this now law or just a kite in flight, I went to the DVLA site to tax my 59r and it appears they have no knowledge of it, did a vehicle enquiry and it's there but has something like "not  liable until 2013" (don't think that is the term exactly) very strange as the tax disc expired end of September 2012
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Re: UK MoT exemption - update
« Reply #5 on: 18.10. 2012 10:46 »
It takes effect on November 18th IIRC.
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Re: UK MoT exemption - update
« Reply #6 on: 18.10. 2012 10:56 »
thanks Ian - so I'll hang on a month before I re-tax it, going to be to busy to ride anyway for a while, might still get it motd or something I'm with Peter James so will wait and see.
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Re: UK MoT exemption - update
« Reply #7 on: 18.10. 2012 11:57 »
Hi everyone, when this topic reared it's head I checked with my MOT guy who at the time knew nothing about this and certainly hadn't been advised of any change via vosa. I actually e-mailed the relevant info from the net to him. I get on quite well with this guy so I'll call to see him and get an update from him. Have to say I agree with  Bill and everyone else this looks like something is being "cooked up" especially as my insurance company won't give me any info yet " as they haven't formulated there plans yet" or of course I could just be getting paraonoid ...  Regards BobH
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Re: UK MoT exemption - update
« Reply #8 on: 18.10. 2012 20:25 »
If Footman James want to start a road worthiness test, then let them get on with it. People who insure with them will simply change to another insurance company.
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Re: UK MoT exemption - update
« Reply #9 on: 22.10. 2012 11:22 »
Is it not the case that the next step will be to introduce an all new, much stricter test for all post '60 machinery? If that is the case then the main issue will be for those of us running older but post cut off machinery that may now not be able to meet the requirements.
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