MOT Failure Reports Are a "Fail"

{img align=left}UK’s Department for Transports admitted that MOT failure reports released earlier this year are inaccurate, containing multiple errors, as autocar UK reports.

According to the aforementioned source, a part of the percentage failure rates didn’t match the published number of MOT tests and failures for certain vehicles.

"These are the result, chiefly, of human error," a spokesman told autocar, "We relied on MOT garages inputting the data manually into the system, and it's clear when you look through that not all the figures are correct."

The Department for Transports has ensured the public that from now on, it will verify its figures thoroughly and that these will be published regularly, in order to offer consumers useful information.

"We plan to release the information more regularly, and in a format people will understand," the spokesman told autocar.

Britain’s Ministry of Transport test (MOT) is an annual test of automobile safety, emissions and overall roadworthiness. This applies to most UK road vehicles which are older than 36 months (motorcycles are included). The MOT was introduced in 1960 and back then it only applied to vehicles over 120 months old. From 2006, it has adopted its current 3-year rule.

The Ministry of Transport has authorized many local garages to perform this test. As we’ve seen, this is connected to the source of the problem, as the manual data input from so many locations has lead to errors.
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