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post #9 of (permalink) Old 11th November 2008
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I've often pondered whether MOT's should be based on mileage as well as age.

Let's face it, the average company car can clock up well into six figures before its old enough to be tested - and you'd expect the tyres & brakes to have been replaced more than a couple of times - but there's no 'need' to check until its 3 years old.

Parts wear out as much through use as through age - don't they?

Conversely, a car bought new for taxi purposes must be tested every six months from the date of licensing. (yet its still the owner/operator who'd be prosecuted over defects).

It seems the law only really favours paying passengers.

I fully support the principle of the MOT, as I believe it saves a great many lifes.


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