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post #16 of (permalink) Old 13th April 2013
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Re: MOT Brake Results

I haven't tested for a few years now as I said,but when I did we had a brake tester that gave a print out and then we had to manually input the information into the VOSA computer and from there it decided whether it was a pass or fail.By now some brake testers may be feeding info directly to the VOSA system or the input method my be different.

If the test was in January then VOSA probably couldn't do anything about the test results unless it was for corrosion which has a 3 month liability period,but I would definitely still contact them.They may choose to do an on the spot inspection in one of the stations just to see exactly what is going on.They may appear to do nothing in respect to your complaint,but they will act in one way or another as each time a stations competency is called into question it could point to a problem.They run a traffic light system,where green stations are operating satisfactorily,amber are ones that need closer scrutiny and red ones need to be acted upon to be able to keep their test license.

Personally before going any further I'd contact VOSA,and from there you can decide a course of action.
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