NOW the Express warns readers “Now Brussels wants MOTs every two years“.
ANNUAL MOTs for cars could be scrapped under Brussels-led proposals to harmonise safety checks across Europe.
Bureaucrats want Britain to adopt a system in which MOTs are done only every two years.
That doesn’t make sense – the EU is bringing in these regulations to make roads safer, so why would they stop anyone from having a more regular MOT?
Well, let’s have a look at what the EU actually said (PDF, p. 14).
Member States may: (a) bring forward the date for the first compulsory roadworthiness test and, where appropriate, require the vehicle to be submitted for testing prior to registration; (b) shorten the interval between two successive compulsory tests;
In other words, the four years – two years thing is the bare minimum. We’re still allowed to have our annual MOTs, and in fact, we’re probably making Brussels rather happy by doing so.
So the Express story was nothing but a complete lie. Oh wow, what a surprise.