The majority of motor vehicles must be subjected to an annual MOT test once they are three years old – a nerve-wracking experience for owners of older cars.
Passing the test got trickier last year when new stricter rules were rolled out by the government. In turn this has led to a significant spike in the number of failures that are being recorded across the country.
Figures show that almost 200,000 more MOT test failures occurred in the immediate aftermath of the rollout of the changes last year than had done in the quarter leading up to this deadline, according to the Sun.
This is significant because the primary purpose of the test is to make sure that vehicles are safe for use on public roads. Until a pass is achieved, a car which fails cannot legally be driven without the likelihood of the person …