Historic vehicles’ MOT consultation

In September 2016 the DfT opened a consulation on proposals to implement an exemption from testing for vehicles over 40 years old.

This included options to:

  • exempt all vehicles over 30 years old
  • have alternative testing requirements
  • remove the exemption

The DfT did propose that vehicles which have been ‘substantially altered’ would not be exempt from testing.

The consultation closed at the beginning of November last year, following which the DfT was analysing the submissions, including that of the IAAF.

A statement has recently been issued by the DfT advising that they had been preparing to make an announcement, but this was forestalled by the calling of the General Election. As they are unable to make announcements during the Election campaign, the DfT has stated that they will have to wait until a new Government has been formed.

Once the results of the consultation have been published, the IAAF will issue a report.

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