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Roadworthiness testing exemption to be a 40 year rolling date?

Posted by Paul G on September 15, 2017 at 3:30 AM

It looks like the U.K. Government have decided to bring the M.O.T. roadworthiness testing exemption in line with the 40-year rolling date for Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax). As we all know, vehicles manufactured before 1st January 1960 are currently M.O.T. exempt. But now it would appear this could well apply to any vehicle over 40 years old and it would be a rolling date. If it happens, (see page 11 of the top consultation paper) the likely introduction date could be 20th May, 2018.

You can read more about the proposals and the possible introduction here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/roadworthiness-testing-for-vehicles-of-historic-interest

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2 Comments

Reply Elliot
3:13 AM on October 10, 2017 
Bureaucracy is a dull subject so I won't give this any more wind than it deserves, but to clarify,

The MOT for pre 1978 vehicles will be scrapped from May 2018. The 40 year exemption will then roll on, each year on year.

The question is "What will the procedure be?"
Will is be as now for pre 1960 bikes, where you just fill in a declaration v112?
OR
Will the pre 1978 bike need an current MOT, before an MOT exemption is granted?

I expect the former, I'd personally prefer the latter, then at least the 'bad uns' will have to brought up to standard before being ridden.
But, I suppose we'll have to wait and see.

Elliot
Reply kas-49cc ( THE SNAIL RIDES ON)
1:04 PM on September 29, 2017 
Hi I haven't been on here for an age. I was just reading about the rolling MOT let's hope it happens. I still have my fully restored 2200 which has been sat aft the back of the garage for nearly 2 years. Would be nice to slowdown and get back into the Solex scene again. Nice to see the club going from strength to strength with a lot of new members.