MOT Consultation

Consultation on the Exemptions from the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Roadworthiness Testing Scheme

The Department for Transport is proposing to remove or modify the exemptions to the requirement to be fitted with a Ministry Plate and undergo an annual roadworthiness test (MOT).  This covers 10 different categories of vehicle and is estimated to affect approximately 40,000 vehicles, including breakdown vehicles, mobile cranes and road construction vehicles.
These are the same exemptions as were proposed in 2009/10, although at least two exemptions are now proposed for modification rather than removal as a result of the new EU Directive.
The removal of the exemptions may affect the legal operating weight of certain vehicles: these include Mobile Batching Plant (Volumetrics) and Mobile Concrete Pumps.
The consultation closes in early March and those affected by the changes are entitled to respond to the consultation.  The consultation can be found at:
www.gov.uk/government/consultations/hgv-periodic-testing-and-inspections-exemptions
For advice on transport law, contact Jared Dunbar at Dyne Solicitors on 01829 773 100.
Content is believed to be correct at time of writing.  Content written on 22.01.15.
 

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