This is mainly for safety reasons as the Impact
Assessment shows that vehicles first registered between 1978 and
1987 (broadly 30-40 years old when the regulatory changes need to
be made) fail 33.7% of MOT tests. For vehicles registered between
1960 and 1977 the failure rate is 25.3% and for pre-1960 vehicles is
14.8%. There are also approximately twice as many vehicles in the
1978-87 age group involved in personal injury road accidents
compared with 1960-1977 vehicles.
plastic orange wrote:Easy and sensible option is to ....
plastic orange wrote:Easy and sensible option is to have MOT's for all vehicles (age appropriate) and a flat rate road tax of say £50 a year for all cars over 40 years old. I also think that the zero rated cars of today should pay a nominal amount too.
I fear that they are trying to outlaw the modified car though, but if they pass an MOT then there should be no problem.
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