No MOT needed but owners will still be legally required to ensure roadworthiness
THE BRITISH Motorcyclists Federation have expressed a cautious welcome to the announcement that pre-1960 vehicles will not longer have to pass an MOT.
The fact that from the 18th of November, thousands of classic cars and motorcycles that pre-date 1960 will no longer have to pass an MOT is a concern, say BMF. During the consultation process, the BMF pointed out that the classic fraternity supported an annual basic check for roadworthiness but recognised the modern test did not suit older vehicles.Owners of pre-1960 machines will still be legally required to ensure that they are safe and in a proper condition to be on the road, the problem now being, who decides?The Government have also said that it is allowing voluntary MOT tests and it might well mean that motor insurance providers will require historic vehicles to have been tested as proof of road worthiness, something that could also assist owners following road traffic accidents.BMF Government Relations Executive Chris Hodder said: “Broadly speaking, the BMF is generally in favour of less legislation and regulation for motorcycle owners, but there is a very large degree of support for the MOT system and we did question whether exemptions should be made at all. We will now have to watch how the system pans out.”
Posted: 29/05/2012 at 15:58
The BMF are cautious about blowing their noses, everything goes through a mass of beurocracy and the petty whinging is amazing.
Posted: 29/05/2012 at 20:40
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